Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP As NWC Tackles Tukur's Aide

Says party's chairman not at loggerheads with governors SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2013, (THEWILL) - Indications of a fresh crisis within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged on Monday as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party distanced itself from a statement credited to Senator Abubakar Umar Gada, Special Adviser to PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamangu Tukur, suggesting that the National Chairman and some PDP governors  are at loggerheads over some political issues. In a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party said Gada's comment 'does not in any way represent the true state of affairs in the party.' Metuh said  'For the avoidance of doubt, the NWC enjoys a harmonious relationship with our governors, Board of Trustees members, elders of the party and other key stakeholders with the National Chairman piloting all in supporting President Goodluck Jonathan to deliver the Transformation Agenda for the good of all Nigerians.'' The NWC said in the statement that  it will 'continue to uphold the manifesto and constitution of the party in the overall interest of all Nigerians in line with the principles of service, justice and equity' adding 'in this regard, we remain on the same page with our governors and all our elected and appointed officials.' The party therefore warned all personal aides of NWC members and all unauthorised persons to desist from making comments on the administration of the party.