“I’m The Best Thing That Has Happened To PDP”, Says Tukur Amid Resignation Rumours

PDP-National-Chairman-Alhaji-Bamanga-TukurNational Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur cut the picture of a defiant man, who will fight to the last drop of his blood, when he insisted that he will not resign his position as the party leader despite calls for his removal by aggrieved governors.
Tukur stated this in an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after a closed-door meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo at the State House, Abuja.
He insisted that there was no basis for him to resign his position, arguing that ”I am the best thing that has happened to the party”.
It will be recalled that most PDP governors were unhappy with the defection of five of their colleagues to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and blamed the development on Tukur’s style of leadership which they claimed was inflaming negative passion rather than calming frayed nerves hence, their clamour that he should be removed from office to pave way for genuine reconciliation and peace in the troubled party.
The aggrieved governors also attributed their defection to Tukur’s high-handedness in the piloting of the affairs of the party.
But the embattled national chairman told reporters that he was not moved by the various accusations levelled against him by both the G7 governors and members of other opposition parties.
“They even said that I am a virus. Yes, I agree that I am virus, but a virus for discipline; a virus for good governance; virus for positive change; and virus for all things that are good
“Do you resign when you know that you are doing good things or do you resign simply because a few people are angry that you are doing positive things and they are not comfortable with such good things”.
Tukur said that the party leadership would continue to engage in talks with the aggrieved governors and other members of the party, saying “even in your home, if your wife runs away, you would always look for ways of talking to her hoping that she would see reason and return home”.

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