PDP: End Of The Road For Tukur As NWC Members Shun Emergency Meeting
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, January 13, (THEWILL) - Most members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday called the bluff of the embattled national chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, by shunning an emergency meeting summoned by him.
Aside the National Secretary, Professor Adewale Oladipo; the National Auditor, Mr.
Adewole Adeyanju and the National Treasurer, Alhaji Bala Buhari, who joined the chairman at the meeting room, no other member of the 12-member NWC attended, hence no quorum could be formed.
Impeccable sources told THEWILL that the matter was made worse by the fact that though the absentee members of the NWC were at the party secretariat, they decided to shun the meeting by staying put in their offices.
THEWILL recalls that majority of the members of the NWC had passed a vote of confidence on Tukur during a peace meeting brokered by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Observers of the development say the development may just be an indication of the withdrawal of support for Tukur by President Jonathan and the loss of control of the party's machinery by Tukur.
The Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who is a Jonathan man, was absent at the meeting, thus confirming speculations that the President has dumped the embattled chairman.
Tukur, who was said to have been shocked by the actions of the members, was said to have stormed out of the meeting venue and headed straight to his official car in which he was driven out of the party secretariat.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, would not comment on the matter when pressed by reporters covering the party.