PDP Chieftain Fingers Anenih In Plot To Oust Tukur

tukur1-612x300As the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues to be embroiled in crisis, a chieftain and founding member of the party, Alhaji Salisu Mohammed, has fingered the party’s Board of Trustees’ chiarman, Chief Tony Anenih, in the lingering conflict rocking the party.

Mohammed also named Anenih as the force behind the seeming move by some of the party’s governors to oust Bamanga Tukur as the national chairman.

Alhaji Mohammed, who is the Sarkin Yakin Tafida in Adamawa State, in a statement, noted that since Alhaji Turkur emerged the party’s chairman, it had been one form of harassment after another.

He added that the anti- Tukur group had been doing everything unconventional and unconstitutional to ensure the removal of the PDP chairman.

The statement further condemned the constant harassment of the national chairman of the party pointing out that threats by the governors might give the opposition an upper hand in 2015.

Attributing the emergence of Tukur as the party chairman to an act of God, Alhaji Mohammed advised those plotting his removal to have a rethink in order to move the party forward. He said it did not matter to the anti-Bamanga group whether the party disintegrates or not.

“What I want those elected governors who are insisting that he must quit to know is that the present National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, is one of the big financier of the party, who never sought position for selfish reasons, adding that there was no way Chief Anenih would step into Tukur’s shoes in the event of his exit, since the position is zoned to the North.”

Mohammed, also accused Anenih of pretending to be mending fences while doing otherwise.