Gov. Al Makura Stoned At Campaign Stop in Nassarawa LGA


Information reaching from sources within the Nassarawa State government house indicate that the governor of Nassarawa State may not be having the best of times in the state – at least politically. This is as available information indicated that the governor was booed and stoned at a campaign stop yesterday while he toured the various LGA’s in the state to campaign for the upcoming LGA elections.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Hon. Commissioner of Works and other official of Nasarawa Utd during an inspection visit of Lafia stadium

Yesterday, the governor had schedule three campaign stops – and as the governor left Toto LGA headed for Nassarawa LGA, the crowd gathered that the campaign venue in Nassarawa were said to be agitated and threatening that the governor should not accompany the campaign train to the venue. The governor’s convoy, reportedly, received situation report indicating that the venue maybe hostile to the governor. But the governor was not shaken by the threat – largely because he knew the crown was an All Progressive Congress [APC] crowd.

On approaching the podium to speak to the crown – which was reported to number in excess of 20,000, broke out in chants that were unpleasant to the governor. They were asking him to go away – that he was not wanted – and that if he dares step on the stage – he will be stoned.

Governor Al Makura stepped up to the podium and began his address. Minutes into his address, the stones and sachet water [pure water] starting coming towards the governor in projectiles. The mobile police that had accompanied the governor had to act quickly to disperse the crowd. The mobile police used ‘tear gas’ to disperse the crowd. The governor did not complete his address.

As the noise settled, the media handlers of the governor quickly convened a meeting of all the media people that had attended event.  At the meeting undisclosed amount of money was handed to each media person not to highlight the stoning of the governor.

It is recalled that the deputy governor of Nassarawa State recently dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].



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