Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State is set to announce his bid for re-election, following calls by various groups for him to re-contest in 2015.
Mr Al-makura made this known in Lafia while receiving a register containing hundreds of signatures collected by the people of Nasarawa North senatorial district in his support.
After the register and the expression of interest form bought for him were presented to him by his campaign coordinator, the Governor said that he would heed their call in the affirmative.
Over 16 pressure groups have in the last six weeks endorsed Mr Al-makura for a second term bid, citing inclusive infrastructural and human capital development they have seen across the state.
Governor Al-makura had been faced with impeachment based on allegations of misconduct and misappropriation of funds levelled against him by the State House of Assembly.
The State House of Assembly had on July 14, through a resolution, moved for the impeachment of Governor Al-makura over a 16-count charge of misconduct and breach of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and unanimously asked the State Chief Judge to set up a panel to look into the allegations.
The probe panel set up to look into the allegations, however, dismissed the charges. According to the panel, the state’s lawmakers had failed to prove the allegations, and it had no choice but to dismiss the allegations.