Embattled chairman of the crisis-torn Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Friday said that the current split in the party would not pose a threat to the delivery of credible leadership to party members and the implementation of the party’s manifesto.
In a statement specifically directed at ‘loyal’ party members issued in Abuja, Tukur reiterated his commitment to the “ideals of the founding fathers of the PDP.”
He said: “I am very pleased that you remain loyal in spite of the recent developments that have confronted our collective resolve to provide purposeful leadership for our party and dear country. I wish to reassure you that these developments will in no way distract or affect our undiluted readiness and focus on delivering on all promises incumbent on the mandate vested willingly by you on us.
“As the National Chairman of your party, I shall remain unflinchingly resolute on good leadership. My stand on good governance at all levels from those elected on the platform of the PDP is irrevocable. It is certain that our leverage on the faithful implementation of the manifesto of the PDP will once more ensure victory for our party in the 2015 general elections.
“Accordingly, I charge all members of the PDP to close ranks and continue to remain loyal and committed to the ideals of a united, formidable and democratic national political party, where power belongs to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or any other divide.
“As it has been from the beginning, the PDP under my chairmanship shall continue to ensure that power resides fully with the people.”