Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said he is not supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.
Al-Makura was reacting to reports linking him with Atiku ahead of the 2019 elections in the West African nation.
In a statement by his media aide Yakubu Laimai, the governor denied ever meeting with Atiku.
“The governor has never at any given time held a closed-door meeting in Dubai, UAE, with PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over 2019 general elections as published by an online media in the state,” the statement read.
“The claim that Governor Tanko Al-Makura has agreed to work for Atiku Abubakar to ensure he wins the presidential polls in Nasarawa State is not only a fallacy, distraction and attempts to sow seeds of discord in APC and with President Muhammadu Buhari, but a plan by the opposition to destroy the governor’s hard-earned good records in the state.”