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Published On: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

At last, Embattled PDP Chairman, Tukur Resigns

Bamanga Tukur

LAGOS JANUARY 15TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Bamanga Tukur, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned.
Sources say he tendered his resignation to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja today, and the staff of the party secretariat is reportedly celebrating his departure.
Mr. Tukur’s resignation has not been made public officially according to party executives.

Tukur had insisted that he would not resign, saying that it was only the party’s convention that could remove him, but he was said to have been pressured to resign by his son, Anwal.
The insistence by PDP governors and the passing of a vote of no confidence on him by the 37 state chairmen of the party on Tuesday night are said to have made Anwal to persuade his father to quit the job.
Anwal nurses dreams of becoming governor of Adamawa, the Tukurs’ home state, and a part of Bamanga Tukur’s problems at the National Secretariat concern the undemocratic methods he has employed in Adamawa in the past couple of years to ensure Anwal becomes governor.
Source: Saharareporters

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