Thursday, 16 January 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Jonathan confirms Tukur’s resignation, says new PDP Chairman to be announced Monday
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that Bamanga Tukur has
resigned his position as the National Chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP.
The president handed over Mr. Tukur's resignation letter to the
National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, at the ongoing National
Executive Committee, NEC, meeting in Abuja.
"He (Mr. Tukur) is not guilty of any offence and I am going to give
him an assignment that is tougher than PDP chairman," the president
Mr. Jonathan also said the PDP will hold another NEC meeting next week
Monday to announce a new chairman.
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River moved the motion to accept Mr.
Tukur's resignation. The motion was seconded by the Deputy Senate
Leader, Abdul Ningi, and was accepted by the NEC.