Tukur Denies Resignation, Says My Enemies Should Fear AllahFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has denied speculations about his purported resignation against the backdrop of the rumblings within the party.
Tukur expressed shock on the report, which according to him, was being sponsored by those he described as desperate hawks within and outside the party to pull down the structure of the ruling party.
He said he found it incomprehensible that certain members of the party could go utterly crass to concoct lies against his person in order to justify their dastardly plot to pull down his leadership and in the long run, obviate so negatively, the PDP’s permutations over 2015.
Tukur said he had done everything practicable to pull the PDP on track as well as keep the agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan for transforming Nigeria away from distraction, a reason he said he was undergoing tribulations.
He blamed those he described as agents of discords within and outside the party as the masterminds of the seemingly intractable crises within the party.
The Chairman of PDP said he never planned to resign nor kept anyone in confidence about on his resolve to do so.
He said as an elder statesman, as the Chairman of PDP with high repute and as a Nigerian leader with international exposure, he would never subject his resignation, at any point, to newspapers speculation.
Tukur who made this known when some party leaders paid him a visit in Abuja late Tuesday afternoon said he was shocked to be told that some on-line media were making speculations about his resignation.
He said, “You all met me here talking to you as the PDP Chairman, yet, some enemies of the party went to the media to say I had resigned
It is unbelievable that party members could be mean, vile, treacherous and vindictive while playing such stunt.
“This is not the first time they would do this. They had sponsored media reports severally to say I had resigned. Yet Almighty God has continued to shame them because, they were not the ones who kept me on this seat.
“They went further to sponsor media reports that I was to confront our President over an issue they could not expatiate on. The agents of darkness have taken over the place. Nigeria and members of our party should beware.
“I am in good term with Mr President, the leader of our party. We met often and take strategic decisions together. No one, not even the devil can make me be in needless confrontation with the President. We are one in the spirit and the enemies would be shocked to see PDP back on stream”
Tukur expressed dismay on earlier reports that he had dared President Jonathan on the issue of plot to remove him. He said he had no reason to say so because the President was never part of such plot. Besides, has been a jolly good fellow to me, a brother, a leader of the party and my greatest confidant”
The Chairman said he was aware that the plot to remove him was being orchestrated, adding that he would keep his head up, whereas those behind the plot to hack him down would one day realise that they were pursuing a wrong cause. He admonished his perceived opponents to be wary of tomorrow and the day of retribution for wrongdoing.
According to him, “If I did nothing to wrong a soul, If I try my best all the time to make our party become stronger and great and when some people plot to fight me on my stand point to be just, I say today that All Mighty Allah will vindicate me”.
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