But unlike the ‘polio virus’ Governor Lamido likened him to, the PDP national chairman described himself as a positive virus in the ruling party.
Tukur insisted that he was a necessary virus for the entrenchment of democratic culture, discipline and good governance in the party and the country.
Tukur, who was in China when Lamido made the statement, expressed hope that the governor would soon catch this necessary virus for the good of the PDP and the country.
The PDP national chairman made this known in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr. Oliver Okpala, in Abuja on Sunday.
He said, “The National Chairman remarked that this virus that Lamido perceived is a necessary virus in any democratic political structure for sustenance and continuity of our nascent democratic dispensation.
“He said if the virus had spread enough the likes of Lamido would not have walked out on the President of the country and other party leaders during the party’s last convention”.
Tukur, in very clear terms stated that discipline was a necessary instrument in the smooth running of any political organisation or society as any organisation or society without discipline leaves the door open for indiscipline, anarchy and catastrophe.
Recalling the events that took place at the August 31 national mini-convention of the party in Abuja, Tukur noted that it was only in a political dispensation that some governors could go scot-free after conspiring and walking out on the President of the country.
The actions of the governors he said amounted to a political coup and secession which should be condemned by every right thinking Nigerian as an insult on the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He assured party members throughout the country of his preparedness to continue to run the party with democratic ideals as a father and founding member of the PDP.