Senate president, David Mark, said on Saturday that the immediate past Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, had betrayed the confidence reposed in him by President Goodluck Jonathan by joining the governorship race on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, according to a Tribune report.
Maku left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because he lost to Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, during the PDP governorship primary in the state.
Mark criticised Maku in Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area of the state, while addressing the supporters of the party during the kick-off of the governorship campaign.
He seized the opportunity to debunk insinuation that President Jonathan was in support of Maku’s ambition in APGA, urging people to disregard such rumour.
“The former Minister of Information, Maku after he benefited a lot from the PDP government, defected to APGA and such decision is not in the best interest of PDP and nobody should say that President Jonathan is supporting his governorship ambition in the state.”
Mark urged the Nigerians, especially youths to be law-abiding and respect constituted authority, appealing to them to eschew politics of bitterness, religion and ethnicity.