Samson Osuo, Lafia.
Ex- Minister of Information, Labaran Maku has accused politicians in Nasarawa state for causing tribal and religious dichotomy in the area.
Maku who is the current National Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) stated this at the weekend, during a fund raising for the building of new Assembly of God Church in Lafia.
According to him, prior to the rebirth of democratic rule in 1999, Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists related with each other freely.
“Before the return of the current democratic rule in 1999, We had a situation where both Muslims and Traditionalists visit the houses of Christians during Christmas and other festivities and eat freely and shared gifts, likewise Christians and Traditionalists also shared gifts and visit Muslims during Sallah celebrations, but today all these gesture and show of love have varnished just because of bad politics by politicians”.
He said tribal and religious dichotomy have been perpetrated by politicians seeking elections but do not have anything to offer to the society.
Maku who is the only aspirant for the Governorship position of the state under the platform of APGA, said upon his election come 2019, he will ensure that the state will return to its old good days, adding that he give all religions what belong to them and ensure that nobody is marginalize irrespective of tribe and religion.
Maku who urged religious leaders to sensitize other followers on voters education, he advised the electorates against selling of votes or exposing their voters card information to anybody under the guise of financial assistance.