Jonathan confirms Tukur’s resignation, says new PDP Chairman to be announced Monday

The president said he will give Mr. Tukur a better appointment.

President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that Bamanga Tukur has resigned his position as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The president handed over Mr. Tukur’s resignation letter to the National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, at the ongoing National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting in Abuja.

“He (Mr. Tukur) is not guilty of any offence and I am going to give him an assignment that is tougher than PDP chairman,” the president said.

Mr. Jonathan also said the PDP will hold another NEC meeting next week Monday to announce a new chairman.

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River moved the motion to accept Mr. Tukur’s resignation. The motion was seconded by the Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ningi, and was accepted by the NEC.

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  • Coco B

    Tukur has gone,another Tukur 2 will emerge to bury pdp becos all Tukur will have d same agenda written by d pay master gej

  • saif

    Which appointment is GEJ going to give him? Tukur should go and rest in Yola. He is 80 yrs old for crying out loud.

  • Bashir Ahmed

    Tougher or jucier assignment?

  • Bala R

    What of our oil subsidy money?

    • victoria

      Which your oil ? Ask him your groundnut or Cattle money.

      • esaulogbon

        Our oil…as long as we remain together… it is our oil…lol!

        • Oleku

          Go deal with your cocoa farm and take your eyes off what is not yours. Do you have oil in your backyard?

          • EmmaTruthteller

            Nigeria is a rehabilitation centre

        • Our Oil their kontry

          Under a federal structure? Perhaps u don’t even know the meaning of the federals system of government-the oil belongs to the people of the South south-Nigeria is the only country in the world that does not allow the owners of the oil to sell their oil and pay tax to the centre in Abuja as its obtainable in the USA-thieves–that is what they are ole barawos–Besides that is why the Fulanis don’t want Jonathan in aso rock -just to cover up for their sins-Aware most of the oil wells are owned by them. Besides were we not together in the same country when cocoa was the main revenue earner of the people of the South West? Did they share their resources with other parts of the federation? Its when oil was discovered in 1957 that they knew them had a country called Nigeria-

          • Bala Abubakar

            What pains me about arguments in Nigeria is how shallow they are. The more I visit this sites the more I belive we can’t leave with each other. This sites are visited mostly by educated people, if this is what we have reduced ourselves too, I pity those guys that did not go to school. Education is supposed to free u, and no better freedom than freedom from sentiments. Let’s learn from the developed countries, they have allowed themselves accept pple from a diff race and integrated them into the main stream society. We are here still shouting my Oil, my groundnut and my cocoa . Let’s use our education and leave sentiments. Am sure some readers are already looking at my name and ready to pour the customary insults to the tribe that gives pple the kind of my name.

          • Muhammad

            Just goggle search history of revenue generation in Nigeria from Amalmagation up to late 60s it was only West and North that were able to generate enough revenue for the administration of their regions and Federal Government then assist Eastern region which composed of both SE & SS today,to cater for its administration.But when oil was discovered in 1956 both regions contributed towards exploration and the game started changing in 70s with emphasis on oil revenue rather on Tax.Therefore you should much be much grateful and not ingratitudes to the Yorubas and North for their patriotic contribution to have developed the oil in your back yard which now you have the gut for calling names to other regions.If there was no Nigeria then by now you must have been under the colony of USA ,UK or France.

  • Favnat John

    congratulation mr Tukur,We all appreciate your matured mind on your resignation.I urge Mr OBJ To go back to s/west and get us our PDP back because under his watch PDP is loosing out even in his own house.Is too Bad.


    This mister president is actually a moron. If Tukur could not handle party crisis, can he handle a more complex situation like the oil sector eith all the crisis. Our Jonathan is a calamity.

  • Wode

    The tougher assignment is to manage BH. Minister of Def**ce.

    But, Is all these really about Tukur or about 2015 and GEJ himself?

    I think we still have more dramas to watch in the days ahead. I doubt if this would solve the real PDP problem.

  • Yitzhak

    a more difficult assignment for an 80 yr old man? Humour or fact?

  • Timi

    Yes, Finally, he can go and rest

  • Bazamfare

    My advise to Baba Bamanga is to reflect deeply and resign from worldly pursuits. He should devout his life to the quest of thereafter.

  • esaulogbon

    Tukur will become the special adviser on Boko Haram.

  • Oweja

    I hold Tukur in high esteem. His capacity to rock the boat and scatter the erstwhile closely-knit PDP is impressive indeed. Like a veritable bull in a china shop, even the Almighty himself knows that Tukur tried his very best in the demolition of PDP. Kudos Alhaji! We will not forget you in a hurry.

  • Amaka

    Did Mr. President really say, “he will give Mr. Tukur a better appointment.”? Hmmm! I weep for my country, Nigeria.

    • Asba

      Do not cry Amaka is was a joke though we are not yet in April

  • max

    I have adviced that Turku should step aside because he has finished his job. For standing firm and weed out those dregs from PDP is enough. Pdp now need a consensus and confidence builder to manage the effects of his reform.
    I want to commend chief Godswill Akpabio for his political wisdom and leadership that saw to the resignation of Turku and the soft landing given to him.
    Pdp has shown that nobody owns it including the president. That is what made them a strong party.
    I commend Jonathan for providing the level ground for everyone to play their card.

  • Resignation, after achieving most of his set goals and objectives in the party. APC definitely owes him a lot for his services to the party.

  • asenti

    What the president does not understand is that tukur is not the problem of PDP- he should stop acting under the pressure of the black legs in the party-its victory for Ameachi and obj. Let us see how the rebels will come back to the party

  • Uba Babs

    All I pray for is that the peace of the almighty God should reign in the country,let reconcile all issues for the sake of peace.(