Breaking: Jonathan Announces Tukur’s Resignation, Vows To Reassign Him To “Tougher Assignment”Featured, Latest News, News Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Muyiwa Banidele, Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced Alh. Bamanga Tukur’s resignation as the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
The president handed over Tukur’s resignation letter to the National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, at the meeting of National Executive Committee of the party.
“He (Tukur) is not guilty of any offence and I am going to give him an assignment that is tougher than PDP chairman,” the president assured.
President 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.
African Examiner reports that in the last 48 hours, controversy has trailed Alhaji Tukur’s resignation in which he has come out 2 times to deny the much reported resignation. In one the denials he blamed his political enemies for peddling the rumors even as he advised them to fear Allah.
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