The lawmaker representing Nasarawa South senatorial district, Tanko Al-Makura has denied the reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The former Governor of Nasarawa State while reacting to the reports of his arrest by the anti-graft agency alongside his wife over an allegation of fraud said he was only invited by the commission.
Al-Makura while speaking with newsmen on Thursday said he was invited by the anti-graft agency to answer questions on some petitions against him.
He further stated that he personally reported to the EFCC where he met with its chairman and some officials.
The lawmaker in his reaction said, “The rumours surprised me and as far as I am concerned, it is baseless.”
Al-Makura added that the commission reached out to him before the Sallah break, but he informed them that he would appear after Sallah and they obliged.
“When I met with EFCC chairman, he told me there were petitions against me and they wanted to hear from me and my meeting with EFCC chairman wasn’t more than 10 minutes.”
The former Governor noted that he also discussed with some officials of the agency the petitions and gave them all necessary answers to their questions.
He said the invitation had nothing to do with his ambition to contest the APC National chairman position.
Al-Makura said he is a loyal member of the party and is waiting for guidelines to officially declare his ambition for the post.
Source: Naija News