Labaran Maku, the national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Maku confirmed the development to journalists at Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. The politician was the minister of information under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. He explained that the decision to return to the PDP was in response to the collective wish and yearning of his people in the state.It was gathered that Maku, after losing his bid to become governor in 2015, decided to defect to APGA from the PDP.
Report quotes PDP’s publicity secretary in the state, Ibrahim Hamza, as saying that the party is joyful over Maku’s return. Hamza also appealed to other founding members of the PDP who left to return as the party’s umbrella is big enough to accommodate everyone.
He said: “We are happy that Maku is back to the PDP. We also want to appeal to our members who left the party for one reason or the other, to return because we are now a very united party and we are ready to take over power in 2023. “We are working towards having consensus candidates for the 2023 general election so that we won’t have issues in the party and it would make it easy for us to take over power from the All Progressives Congress government.”