GUBER ASPIRANT DEFIES NASARAWA GOVT ORDER ON LAFIA ROADS
Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma's main opponent for the governorship position of Nasarawa State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday defied government's order, asking him to stop work on the Lafia roads.
Al-Makura flagged off the road project yesterday after he received a letter from the Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB), warning against 'wilful destruction of public property'.
Our correspondent reports that the situation caused the NUDB to go to the state's Police Commissioner, Ephraim Amakulor, to request for armed men to stop Al-Makura from going ahead with the project.
Managing Director of the NUDB, Ja'afaru Ango told newsmen after Al-Makura flagged off the road, that he reported the matter to the police commissioner, but the police did not act.
Al-Makura, who was accompanied during the exercise by the Director General of his campaign organization, Musa Illu Mohammed, told the cheering crowd that he was out to save Nasarawa people from the hands of death.
'Since government cannot give you roads, I will do so,' he said.