Labaran Maku, a former Minister of Information under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has described as fake news, reports that he met with Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, among others, to float a new political platform, ahead of 2023.
Maku dismissed the speculation on Sunday, while fielding questions from Jornalists, in Wakama, Akun Development Area, Nasarawa State.
Maku, a 2019 Governorship Candidate in Nasarawa State, urged his supporters and other Nigerians, to disregard the reports in its totality, in the interest of peace.
“Please, disregard such report. It is the fakest news of the year, promoted by some frightened detractors in Nasarawa State, who are scared of the widespread popularity of APGA.
“I have not met Asiwaju Tinubu for years, and I am in APGA by choice, having considered all the other options.
“Just last week, there was a report on Eyewitness newspaper, in Nasarawa State, titled: ‘2023: Maku, Umbugadu, Talks On Consensus Reaches Advanced Stage’.
“Such report is fake news, targeting at scattering my supporters and my well wishers.
“Yesterday, another report titled: ‘Tinubu, Maku, others, in talks to float new party ahead 2023’; that I held meeting with Tinubu, others, in my country home, Wakama, such report is a fake news”, he said.
Maku stated that his traducers in Nasarawa State, are scared of his bright future, while calling on APGA supporters to remain firm and support the party, to enable the party become victorious in future elections.
The former Minister, also urged his supporters and other well wishers, not to be provoked by the fake news, but to continue to be law abiding, and respect constituted authorities, for development to thrive.
It would be recalled, that there were reports in Nasarawa Mirror, and other social media platforms, that the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Tinubu, on January 10, held a closed-door meeting with Maku, at his Wakama country home, in Nasarawa State.
According to the reports, the immediate past President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Governors Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal, and Bala Mohammed, also attended the meeting to float a new political party, ahead of the 2023 general elections.