By David Odama
THE Emir of Lafia and Chairman Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Mustapha Agwai, has said that voters in the state are waiting for Governor Tanko Al-makura to give them direction on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.
The Royal father gave the proclamation yesterday in Lafia when he led community elders, traditional rulers, title holders and representatives of all the wards who paid the governor a sallah homage at the Government House, Lafia.
The royal father said that Governor Al-makura’s efforts to transform and advance Nasarawa State to the frontiers of economic prosperity were incomparable and incontestable, a reason he said the entire citizenry are waiting patiently for the governor to point the way forward.
Although Governor Al-makura is a son of Lafia, the royal father said the desire of the people of Nasarawa to place their electoral fortunes on the legacies of the governor and President Buhari was so high that there is a clarion call for him to contest as senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District.
“The tidal wave did not begin in Lafia, but it has been the people of Doma, Awe, Obi and Keana who have fervently requested that Umaru Tanko Al-makura should accede to their prayers and champion the cause of the people in the National Assembly,” Agwai declared.
Responding, Governor Almakura described the relationship between the people of Nasarawa State and President Buhari as a “sacred pact that is divinely inspired to rescue Nigeria.”
Governor Al-makura expressed his gratitude for the show of solidarity and praised Lafia Emirate and her people for their stoic conviction and unwavering support for President Buhari in his mission to rekindle integrity in the Nigerian political space.
Al-makura told the voters that they have a sacred pact with President Buhari to ensure that he gets a second term to continue his re-engineering process of which Nasarawa State is political laboratory and Lafia is “The citadel of the Buhari revolution.”
“We must remain in the forefront of the effort to vote Muhammadu Buhari again in 2019 as President of Nigeria,’’ the governor added.