I’m Fully In Charge of PDP, Claims Bamanga Tukur

I'm Fully In Charge of PDP, Claims Bamanga Tukur

Embattled National Chairman of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has declared that he is still in charge of the party.
Tukur proclaimed his tigritude at a press briefing in Abuja, where he threatened to declare vacant the seats of members of National Assembly hobnobbing with the rebel group, who on Saturday formed the ‘New PDP’ after walking away from the Special Convention of the party, dismissing it as rotten. They accused the party of having become more autocratic and increasingly undemocratic.

As the events took place, Tukur and President Goodluck Jonathan appeared stunned and speechless. Regaining his speech today, Tukur in turn described members of the New PDP are impostors, and as “undemocratic.”

“Our reason for being here is to inform you without any iota of doubt that the Peoples Democratic Party has no faction and there is neither room nor reason whatsoever for such a claim under any guise,” the heavily-criticized chairman declared.
He threatened that anyone who is not duly elected into any leadership position in the party and has not been duly assigned any role but goes ahead to arrogate such a role to himself will be made to face the law.

“Similarly, all persons elected on the platform of our great party at all levels who identify with these enemies of the oneness and greatness of our party shall have their seats declared vacant as required by law. We shall leave no stone unturned to ensure that such persons and indeed any other individual who attempts to subvert the leadership of the PDP shall reap in full, the consequences of such actions.”

Text of the press statement:
I’m fully in charge of PDP -Tukur

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Embattled National Chairman of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has declared that he is still in charge of the party.
Tukur spoke at a press briefing innAbuja, where he also threatened to declare the seats of members of National Assembly hobnobbing with the rebel group, who went to form the New Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja in Saturday, vacant.

He said those who formed the New PDP are undemocratic and impostors.

Text Of Press Conference Delivered By The National Chairman Of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, CON At The PDP National Secretariat On Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gentlemen of the press, you are aware of the current developments in our great party. Our reason for being here is to inform you without any iota of doubt that the Peoples Democratic Party has no faction and there is neither room nor reason whatsoever for such a claim under any guise.

The PDP has only one duly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) under my Chairmanship. I wish therefore to state with all emphasis that any group of persons parading themselves as leaders of NEC or any other organ of our party are impostors and I urge all Nigerians, especially the security agencies and other institutions of democracy to regard them as such.

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Let me state categorically that the PDP as the sole custodian of the sacred mandate of over 160 million Nigerians and who in the last fourteen years has lifted high the banner of democracy will not fold its arms while some undemocratic and unpatriotic elements destroy our common destiny by causing divisions and confusion among the people.

Consequently, we shall ensure that any person who is not duly elected into any leadership position in our great party and has not been duly assigned any role but goes ahead to arrogate such to himself will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Similarly, all persons elected on the platform of our great party at all levels who identify with these enemies of the oneness and greatness of our party shall have their seats declared vacant as required by law.

We shall leave no stone unturned to ensure that such persons and indeed any other individual who attempts to subvert the leadership of the PDP shall reap in full, the consequences of such actions.

I wish to emphasize that the PDP has adequate mechanism for internal conflict resolution. All party members are therefore advised to ventilate their grievances through this medium.

There is only one lawfully recognized PDP and I am firmly in charge.

Thank you and may God bless you
Alhaji (Dr) Bamanga Tukur, CON
National Chairman

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