The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, Mr. Labaran Maku says he does not need to join a cult to be elected governor of the state in 2019.

Addressing some of his supporters who paid him New Year homage at his home in Wakama village of Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, Maku revealed that he had resisted entreaties to join ungodly groups since his school days.

“I have always relied only on God throughout my life and He has been faithful to me. If God has helped and protected me since my days as a leader of students to Commissioner, Deputy Governor and Minister, why should I now rely on a deity that is powerless? “No power or connection that is not of God can give me position except God,” Maku said.

While advising leaders to desist from dividing people along ethnic and religious lines only to steal public funds, he added: “If you claim to be religious, the virtue of your religion should manifest in how you manage the affairs of the state or country and not just lip service.”