The Nasarawa State Chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance has debunked allegation of coalition with any other party or candidate in the state ahead of 2019 general elections.
Labaran Maku, the National Secretary of APGA, who is also a governorship aspirant of the party in the state, debunked this in an interview with journalist on Tuesday in Lafia.
Maku also said that the media report alleging that the party was negotiating coalition with some governorship aspirants, ahead of 2019 general elections, was false.
He said that newspapers on Sunday Aug. 26, reported that APGA and Maku were negotiating with the Peoples Democratic Party to form a coalition in the state.
He said: “I read with hearty laughter another piece of political fiction published by newspaper of August 26 to September 2 with the caption, ‘Nasarawa 2019: PDP, APGA form consensus for PDP candidate.
“The fictitious and childish publication was motivated by the desperation of Mr Maku’s opponents in both PDP and the APC to impugn on my integrity as the most loyal and consistent leader of APGA in Nasarawa state since 2015.”
Maku also that the aspersion was to tarnish his loyalty to APGA, to set him against the APGA national body and its at all levels and a plot to take the shine off him.
The former Minister of Information and the governorship candidate of the party in 2015 general elections described the publication as entirely false.
According to him, it is a complete fabrication by the distorted imagination of the authors and their sponsors.
He urged members of APGA and supporters to ignore the report and remain focused.
Maku said APGA had gone above any other political party in its preparation for 2019 general elections, for him to step down for aspirants who were not even sure they would succeed in their primaries.
He explained that PDP recently entered into coalition with other political parties and APGA was not part of the coalition.
Maku, therefore, said that coalition was done at that national level and not the state chapters.