Leave PDP If You Want, Tukur Tells Nyako
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has told the Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako, to dump the party, if he wants to, saying the party would thrive whether he leaves or not.
Tukur, who is also from Adamawa State, and Nyako have been engaged in a fierce battle over the control of the party’s machinery in the state. Nyako had demanded that Tukur be removed as chairman, accusing him of working to destroy the party.
Though there are reports that Nyako’s supporters are on the verge of leaving the party for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the governor had insisted on remaining in the party until it implodes and dies because of the multiple chaos currently rocking it under Tukur’s leadership.
But Tukur in a release by his Media Assistant, Mr. Oliver Okpala, Wednesday said, “The question of his threatening to move out of the party is his constitutional right and nobody can challenge his right to move out of the party. However, as long as he remains in the PDP, he must align himself with the party discipline; which is the bedrock of enthroning internal democracy in the party.
“His utterances and wishes for the death of the PDP, clearly in the eyes of the party and the public, portray him as a believer in a sect without faith…” He reiterated that the PDP cannot die as predicted by Nyako.
“The PDP cannot die, as being predicted by Governor Nyako and his government. No responsible party man or head of a family will wish the death or eclipse for his own family,” he said.
The party chairman said its was clear that Nyako and his supporters have been hobnobbing with the opposition, saying he is not a true party man.
Tukur said it was unfortunate and sad for governors to talk and behave in manners that desecrate their office and urged the national assembly to make laws that would make it mandatory for elected governors to attend orientation courses, seminars and retreats before they assume office, where they’ll be coached on how to comport themselves and align accordingly.
He maintained that he would always work towards peace, unity and sustainability of the PDP.