Information Minister Labaran Maku is set to quit the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan to pursue his political ambition in Nasarawa State.
Maku who wishes to contest for the state’s governorship election will reportedly resign on October 20, as stipulated by the law.
The minister had last month vowed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will end the reign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa, in the 2015 general elections.
“We will struggle to defeat APC in Nasarawa State in the next general elections. We will end tribalism and senseless killings in Nasarawa state. That is why I am in politics, to bring peace and development to the people of Nasarawa State. We shall work hard until we achieve success,” said Maku at a formal reception held in celebration of the national award, Commander of the order of the Niger (CON) bestowed on him by President Goodluck Jonathan in September.
“I thank the President for the opportunity he gave me to serve Nigeria and for recognizing my effort all these years. My award is a grace of God and I promise to put in more effort to serve my country.”
“I will use the award to serve Nigeria, even better because Nigeria is the hope of Africa and without Nigeria the entire African continent will be in slavery,” Maku added.
He lamented that Nasarawa was developing too slowly, but noted however that the time for change has come.
Other ministers in Jonathan’s cabinet with political ambitions will also resign on October 20 to pursue same.
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