PDP Hold 3-Hour Meeting, Decide Tukur Must Go

Photo: Alhaji Bamanda Tukur will be removed from his position as PDP National Chairman

Strong indications emerged Sunday that the days of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Alhaji Bamanga Tukur have almost come to an end as the governors elected on the platform of the party yesterday resolved that he must go if there must be peace in the party.

As it was derived from the 3-hour meeting held at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, the PDP governors decided that Tukur’s leaving his position was the only way to handle the political logjam in the PDP.

According to the governors, since he became chairman of the party in 2012, the party has not witnessed peace. They attribute it to Tukur’s administrative style which does not go down well party members.

It was gathered by the journalists that the governors decided at the meeting that the North East geo-political zone of the country which produced Bamanga Tukur should immediately search for his replacement ahead of the March 2014 mid term Special convention where Tukur will finally leave as PDP national Chairman.

At the end of the long-lasting meeting the governors went to Presidential villa for another round of meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, and chairman, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih where they will be briefed on the decision of the PDP governors.

It will be recalled that since the election of Tukur along side other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, the governors have been calling for the sack of Bamanga Tukur over his style of administration.

Moreover, the 7 aggrieved governors under the name G-7 were at logger head with the Tukur led National Working Committee, NWC.

They were the chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, and governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu; Governors Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State; Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano; Sule Lamido of Jigawa; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa ; Aliyu Wamakko and Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara.

Source: Vanguard

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