The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has insisted that he has no ‘rift’ with his predecessor, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
Sule said this on Monday while reacting to media speculation of a rift between him and Al-Makura.
He spoke when indigenes of Lafia Local Government Area of the State paid him a thank-you visit over the appointment of Barrister Aliyu Ubandoma as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
According to him, his relationship with Al-Makura was intact, adding that he has high respect for the former governor.
He said: “I’m from a royal family, and I have respect for elders.
“I respect former Governor Umaru Al-Makura, and I will continue to do so as long as I live.
“I want to appeal to the social media practitioners and members of the public to desist from writing all sorts of stories capable of instigating me against my predecessor.”
In the same vein, Al-Makura in a statement, dismissed the allegations, insisting that he and governor Sule have come a long way.
He also urged the good people of Nasarawa to support his successor.
“I urged the people of the state to support my successor to enable him to move the state to the next level,” Al-Makura’s statement read in part.