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I Did Not Hold Any Meeting With Tinubu, Atiku To Set Up A New Party – Maku

MakuNational Secretary, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Labaran Maku, has said rumors that he met with Sen. Asiwaju Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to float a new political platform ahead of 2023 is false.

Maku, an ex-minister of information debunked the rumor today as he answered questions from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wakama, Akun Development Area, Nasarawa State.

He begged his supporters and other Nigerians to shun the reports totally for the interest of peace.

His words, “Please disregard such report. It’s the fakest news of the year promoted by some frightened detractors in Nasarawa state who are scared of the widespread popularity of APGA.

“I haven’t met Asiwaju Tinubu for years and I am in APGA by choice having considered all the other options.

“Just last week, there was a report on Eyewitness newspaper in Nasarawa state titled ‘2023: Maku, Umbugadu talks on Consensus Reaches Advanced stage’.

“Such report is fake news targeting at scattering my supporters and my well wishers.

“Yesterday, another report titled ‘Tinubu, Maku, others in talks to float new party ahead 2023’.

“That I held meeting with Tinubu, others in my country home Wakama, such report is a fake news.”

Do you believe him?

Labaran Maku (born 1962) is the former Minister for Information in Nigeria. He is from Nassarawa State.

Maku was born on January 1, 1962 at Wakama District in Nassarawa Eggon Local Govt Area of Nassarawa State and is married with children.

He attended St Michael’s Primary School, Aloce between 1970–1976, Zawan Teacher’s College, Bukuru-Jos, Plateau State, 1976–1981 and the University of Jos Plateau State 1983–1987. Maku took to politics and leadership early in life and held the position of President of University of Jos Students Union and PRO of the National Umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), while in school.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in History/Education and has attended numerous training programmes, International Conferences, Presidential Retreats and Seminars. He has presented Papers at International Conferences, was Guest Speaker at several Leadership Fora and has written extensively on Nigerian education and social inequality and on Nigerian political and economic problems. He worked with USAID from 1997 – 1999. He was a Reporter, a Political Editor, member of Editorial Board of two National Newspapers and Deputy Editor-in-Chief during his career as Journalist. He also worked as a school Teacher and Headmaster at government owned schools from 1981 – 1983.

He became the Minister of State for Information and Communications in June 2010 and subsequently assumed the position of substantive Minister of Information and Communications in December 2010. He resigned 20th of October, 2018 to pursue his 2015 gubernatorial ambition in Nasarawa State.

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