Mr. Labaran Maku.

Arinze Chetuni, Lafia

The Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential and governorship campaign council in Nasarawa state, Labaran Maku, has appealed to residents of the state to vote for politicians who have their interests at heart in the 2023 general election.

Maku, a former Minister of Information, made the appeal on Tuesday in the Toto Local Government Area of the state during the party’s statewide campaign flag off ceremony.

He lamented the untold hardship that residents of the state were facing under the All Progressives Congress led government both at the national and state levels, citing the high cost of food stuffs, high rate of unemployment, insecurity, among others.

He promised that if the candidates of the PDP emerge victorious in the coming elections, the party would ensure prosperity for all citizens of the country.

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Maku said, “We can all see how the APC government has failed us. They promised to bring a positive change to the country but instead of doing that, they brought suffering on all of us. The prices of food items in the market, the dollar exchange rate, even the price of petrol have all skyrocketed from how they were when the PDP was in government.

“There are also issues of kidnapping, banditry and other security threats. We cannot continue like this.

“In 2023, we should vote for only credible leaders who we can hold accountable, and I can assure you that the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party are ready to serve. So, you all should give them your votes in order to ensure the speedy growth and development of our dear Nasarawa state.

“On December 8, 2022, our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will be coming to Lafia, the state capital. I am also urging everyone of us who have been yearning for a better Nigeria, to come out en mass and welcome him to the state. We believe in his leadership qualities and by God’s grace, he will be our next president in 2023”

On his part, the PDP governorship candidate, David Ombugadu, vowed to ensure that the 13 LGAs of the state experience rapid development if he is voted into office in 2023.

He said, “I have great plans for this state. All I need is your support in the coming governorship election. Our dear state is lacking behind in all sectors. I will develop the 13 LGAs if I am given the opportunity. So, give me your votes in 2023 and I promise not to disappoint you.”

Earlier in his speech, the State PDP Chairman, Francis Orogu, expressed gratitude to stakeholders and residents of Toto LGA for always supporting the party, while assuring that all promises made to the people will be fullfiled if its candidates are voted into office in 2023.

Our correspondent reports that during the campaign flag off, the PDP received some top politicians who joined the party from the ruling All Progressives Congress.