PDP Set To Sack Bamanga Tukur, Others
Information reaching Abusidiqu.com indicates that the Peoples Democratic Party may be sack its Chairman, Bamanga Tukur and all members of the Parties National Working Committee (NWC), as a high-powered committee set up to look into the crisis in the party, has recommended that Alhaji Tukur and all National Working Committee (NWC) members should resign their positions on Thursday
The imminent sack of the rattled Chairman is coming barely few hours after the he ate his words and recalled the governor of Sokoto state earlier suspended by the NWC.
The NWC consists of Tukur, spokesman Olisa Metuh, others handpicked by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The committee led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim which has Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, Governor of Akwa Ibom State Goodwill Akpabio, Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema , Benue State Governor, Abia State Governor Theodore Ahamefule Orji and other Jonathan loyalists as members met for six hours at the Legacy House headquarters of the party and resolved that members of the NWC, including Mr. Tukur, should resign in order to save face, having reached the conclusion that Tukur has run the PDP into the ground.
Soon after the meeting of the committee, the members proceeded to the villa submit the report of the committee to Presidential Goodluck Jonathan.
Abusidiqu.com learnt that the president upon receiving the report gave directive that the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur and other members of the PDP National Working Committee be asked to resign.
A source said Tukur and the other NWC members would tender their resignation letters at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday in Abuja.
He said apart from the PDP internal crises, the President was concerned about the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the manner majority of the NWC members came to office.
It was also gathered that the NWC members were told that they risked being sacked if they failed to quit before Thursday.
“If they fail to resign before Thursday, they will be sacked.” He added that the Presidency had already directed that a caretaker committee be set up in place of the NWC, a source said
Bamanga Tukur, Abusidiqu.com gathered might be replaced with former governor of Bauchi state, Alhaji Muazu, or Shehu Babayo, a politician also from Bauchi State.
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