Tukur reaches out to Akpabio, Jang to save his job as PDP Chairman

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Godswill Akpabio confessed to rigging the 2007 senatorial primary elections in his state.

Adamawa party elders are to meet with the two governors.

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, has reached out to the governors of Akwa Ibom and Plateau states, Godswill Akpabio and Jonah Jang, to help him save his job.

Mr. Tukur reportedly held a meeting with some select PDP elders from his native Adamawa State at his residence in Abuja. At the end of the meeting, he delegated the elders to reach out to the two governors.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt Mr. Tukur decided to reach out to the two governors because of their apparent closeness to President Goodluck Jonathan and because Mr. Akpabio is the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum while Mr. Jang is the chairman of a faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, recognised by Mr. Jonathan.

Those mandated to meet with the two governors were former Corps Marshall of the FRSC, Haladu Hanaiya; the spokesperson of the Adamawa PDP elders Forum, Umar Ardo; and former Governor of old Gongola State, Wilberforce Juta.

When contacted, Mr. Ardo told PREMIUM TIMES that the committee has met with the Governor of Plateau State.

“We met with Governor Jang and all I can tell you for now is that the meeting was a huge success,” he said.



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  • Coco B

    Why will this man Tukur take a bow and retire and enjoy d looted money he got

    • Israel

      His darling GEJ don’t want him to go with belief he can assist him stays at Aso Villa after 2015 election

  • naija man

    why is Tukur so desperate.

  • Bala R

    Berom,Kilba, Margi and Chamba. Now some fools will start shouting Hausa/Fulani.


    Tukur aim to maintain power gives a perfect example of why the masses says we have rulers nt leaders whose aim is to die in power regardless of the billions in their off shore account….I am nt surprise but belive me you the youth which are the future of the so call tomorrow leaders will never come because the Old or babas and mamas refuse to leave.

  • Es3

    Has it occurred to anyone that Premuim Times is yet to be aware of the free-for-all at APC illorin, neither did we get any breaking news from them on it???

    Balanced, objective and fair journalism indeed!!!

    • Israel

      It is an in house fighting what has it got to do with you PDP online Chieftain! amebo

      • Es3

        So in-house that Premium Times missed it the way it wouldn’t have missed if it was another???

        My brother, it is another confirmation that Premium Times was propped up by a party to do their dirty work for them and in the process mislead Nigerians who take them seriously!!!

  • jaden

    Desperate situation”………desperate measures”..! Ohh……tukur, why don’t you just put in ur resignation and go to your village with all ur ill gotten loot? May be that would give you a little honor! Do you want to be disgraced out of office? Even with all ur stolen loot you can’t buy wisdom? SHAME on you !