Tukur’s resignation proves our political maturity – PDP

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

PDP says it is an example for future generations

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the voluntary stepping aside of its former National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, and the peaceful resolution of its leadership challenges as a climax of political maturity and another eloquent expression of the internal democratic mechanism that forms the party.

A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the development, which came against the backdrop of doomsday predictions by the opposition, had again proven the in-built conflict resolution capacity of the party.

“On Thursday, the selfless efforts of our leaders to re-engineer and strengthen our great party peaked with the selfless example of our former National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, who voluntarily resigned. It was a denouement which brought to the fore, the unimpeachable democratic features of the PDP as a political party whose leaders and members are at all times willing to sacrifice personal interests in the overall good of the party and the nation. This is a true character of a political party attuned to the essentials of progress and national unity,” the statement said.

It also said the occasion had re-affirmed the capacity of the PDP to internally resolve all its challenges and by extension hold Nigeria together.

“By this very development also, we re-established with emphasis that the interest of the people is primary to every consideration in our party and that no amount of sacrifice is inconceivable in service to Nigeria,” the party said.

The statement declared that the peaceful manner with which the PDP had continued to resolve its problems was an assurance that the challenges currently facing Nigeria would equally be resolved.

“We therefore wish to send a fresh clear signal to the opposition and detractors who must be hugely disappointed with the outcome of our National Executive Committee meeting that the PDP has come to stay and shall continue to win elections, having been deeply rooted in the province of the people,” it said.

The statement declared that the party had shown a perfect example for the present and future generation of politicians to copy. It said the greatness of any political party was not only a function of its numerical strength and diversity, but the patriotism of its leaders, the relegation of personal interests and the supremacy of the will of the people.

The statement commended Mr. Tukur for his determination to push through his ideals on the reform of the PDP, and paid tribute to the “wise and unbiased” disposition of President Goodluck Jonathan and other leaders of the party in resolving all party challenges.

It also assured Nigerians that the PDP would continue to be united so as to give all the needed support to the efforts of government to transform Nigeria and improve the welfare of the people.


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  • ihatesycophant

    How will you tell me forcefull and scheming resignation by Tukur is an act of maturity for your party. Remember, the scheming has been on for months and until higher echelon, chairmen of 37 states and PDP governor turned their backs at him, till he knew the game was up for him. Why do you always like to curry every issue, pls don’t take us to be illiterates. Before I forget, he even called for meeting and only three show up plus him. Shame card to play on our I.Q.

    • Felix Oluwakun.

      Sir, manu
      and ihatesycophant, i 100 percent agree with u guys. The most pathetic for Tukur is that BABAB OBJ does not like this man Tukur. And u know BABA he can never give up until his demand are met. This are the political wizards in the Country. I wish Tukur a happy moment where ever he is. He is a man. If not for the President intervention, Tukur would have death with then to the point that some of then would have made their defection accross the cameroon or Benin republic boarder. Rubish statement from metuh.

  • manu

    u monkey worked against the man-according to Punch-u are a disgrace to yr family if u have any-let us see how the rebels will return to the party-u thief

  • Bobo Ajasco

    Metuh the lowlife thug. Is this not the same lowlife Metuh that beat up a school teacher at a school in Abuja because the teacher confiscated his son’s phone? Thug!

  • kayode Olufade

    It is sad when the media give such people airtime to say rubbish, Bamanga Tukur was railroaded out of the chairmanship position, the man tried everything humanly possible to cling unto the position to the point of ludicrousness. if anything, this shows the fragile state the PDP is in. It what happens when a political party has no united vision, norms and values.