Showing posts with label Tukur. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tukur. Show all posts

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tukur, Amaechi lock horns again

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party got messier on Friday with the ruling party asking the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to write a formal letter to the Dr. Bamanga Tukur-led National Executive Council for his suspension to be lifted.
Amaechi, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH, over the weekend has, however, vowed that he would not write the letter.
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

New PDP Treasurer Resigns, Pledges Loyalty To Tukur's Faction

National Treasurer of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Tanko Ishiaku Gwamna on Sunday announced his resignation from the national working committee of the parallel faction within the ruling party.

Accordingly, he pledged his loyalty to the national chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur, saying the current impasse would spell doom for the party.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Governors, others in New PDP are rascals –Tukur

National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

The  National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has described promoters of the faction of  the party known as the New PDP as “rascals.”
Presenting the PDP  flag to the chairmanship and councillorship  candidates  for the September 21 local government polls in  Cross River State on Wednesday night, Tukur called on party faithful across the country not to be distracted by rumours of  a crack   in the party.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Kaduna PDP chiefs dump Tukur, join Baraje faction

Some leaders of  the Peoples Democratic Party led by a former Chairman of the PDP in Kaduna State, Alhaji Audi  Yaro-Makanma  have  joined the Abubakar Baraje faction of the party.
Yaro-Makanma  was the state party chairman between 2001  and 2007 under the Ahmed Makarfi  administration in the state.
A statement signed by  Yaro-Makanma  and a former member of the State House of Assembly(1999-2007), Mr. Gideon Morik, in Kaduna on Monday,  said  the decision to join the New PDP was to save the party from   destruction.
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Tukur faction asks court to stop Baraje group

The Alhaji Bamanga Tukur faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Friday, asked an Abuja Federal High Court to restrain the Abubakar Baraje faction from parading itself as the national executive of the party.
The Tukur faction filed the application through its lawyer, Tochukwu Onwugbufor, SAN.
The plaintiffs included Tukur and the PDP national officers elected at the party’s August 31, 2013, national convention at the Eagle Square, in Abuja.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chairman of President Jonathan's PDP Bamanga Tukur threatens Atiku's PDP with suspension

You all  know there are two PDP factions now therefore to tell apart we've to call one - President Jonathan's PDP and the one which broke away last weekend - former VP Atiku Abubakar's PDP. So the chairman of President Jonathan's PDP Bamanga Tukur today held a press conference in Abuja where he threatened members of Atiku's PDP with suspension, called them impostors and said the police should regard them as such. heheh. 2015 will soon be interesting. What he said at the press conference below.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Presidency to govs: Jonathan alone can’t Remove Tukur

The Presidency  on Sunday dismissed  the reported insistence of  five northern   governors  on the sack of  the Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman,  Dr. Bamanga Tukur.  The governors — Muritala Nyako (Adamawa),  Rabiu Kwankanso (Kano), Babangida Aliyu (Niger),  Sule Lamido (Jigawa), and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) —had on Saturday  met with President Goodluck Jonathan  on issues that  included  the political impasse in Rivers State and the crisis in the PDP.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jonathan Asks Tukur, PDP NWC To Resign

President Goodluck Jonathan may have directed the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the PDP National Working Committee to resign.
It was learnt  on Monday that Jonathan  gave the directive  after  the  presidential committee on the PDP crises headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim,  submitted  its report to him in Abuja .
The order and submission of the report which noted that the party was drifting coincided with the lifting of the suspension of Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, by the 12-member  Tukur-led  NWC.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

PDP govs compile constitutional breaches against Tukur, others

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party is taking a new turn as governors of the party are reportedly compiling constitutional breaches against the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the National Working Committee.
Investigations by our correspondents indicated that the governors were determined to remove the chairman and members of the NWC from office.
Some of the governors, it was further gathered, were angry with the roles being played by some NWC members, who they claimed to have helped to assume office but who later turned around to become their enemies.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bamanga Tukur Strikes: Sacks Obasanjo’s Men From Office

… Caretaker Committee Appointed
… Moves To Control South West PDP
SAN FRANCISCO, February 15, (THEWILL) – National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur Friday moved to fully wrestle the control of the South West from former President Olusegun Obasanjo with the dissolution of the Exco of the South West and the removal of the National Auditor of the party, Chief Bode Mustapha, an Obasanjo loyalist, from office.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

They Can’t Beat Us, Says PDP Chair Tukur

A merger of opposition parties cannot defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections, PDP national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur said yesterday. Reacting to the merging of four opposition parties yesterday, Tukur said the merger does not constitute any threat to the ruling party in future elections. With palpably feigned enthusiasm, the PDP chairman described the merger as “beautiful”, adding “the more the merrier”.
Apparently trying to make light of the threat, the chairman said the PDP remained unfazed by the merger, inferring that the ruling party would always have its way. Tukur said: “We are the only party. That shows the acceptance. It is the party in government now that is in the majority. It does not mean that we want to be one party without opposition. In fact, opposition is a charge to action.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tukur moves to tame PDP governors

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has begun subtle moves to wrest the party from the grips of its governors and curb their overbearing influence.
To achieve his goal, Tukur plans to establish financial autonomy for the party, which will free it from over-dependence on the governors and the President.
Investigations by our correspondent indicated that the desire of Tukur and the PDP National Working Committee was based on a paper presented by a former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Okwesilise Nwodo, to the party at its December 2012 retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.


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