Wednesday, 15 January 2014

At last, Tukur resigns

Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji
Bamanga Tukur, has resigned,  THE PUNCH learnt.

A senior member of the divided National Working Committee of the
party, who spoke with our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, said
President Goodluck Jonathan will inform the meeting of the National
Caucus of the party tonight in Abuja about the development.

With the resignation, Tukur has escaped being suspended from the party
by the members of the NWC if he had refused to resign.

Tukur was to be suspended by about eight members of the NWC, while the
National Executive Committee of the party would ratify his suspension
on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan is said
to be scheming to install Tukur's successor.

The First Lady is said to be rooting for the appointment of the
Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.

However, the governors are resisting the move.


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