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PDP Governors Meet To Rescue Party From Sinking, Bamanga Tukur’s Fate To Be Decided



Credit: Vanguard

Credit: Vanguard

Elected governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday meet in Abuja, to ask for the resignation of the national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur from further dragging the party to it’s grave even before the 2015 election is conducted.

37 members of the house of representatives Wednesday left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Five governors of the party had also left for the APC citing disagreements with the national Chairman Bamanga Tukur and President Goodluck Jonathan.

The recent political development has seen the party entangled in one of the biggest crisis since its formation in 1999, displacing the once ruling party into different factions of the new PDP and old.

The governors of the party are not loosing sleep as the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Godswill Apkabio along with his colleagues move to salvage the umbrella from crumbling.

Our source at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, venue of the meeting said “Tukur has brought in more problems for the PDP and even the President Goodluck Jonathan is no longer interested in protecting the Chairman.”

They have unanimously agreed that the only solution to the political logjam in the PDP is the removal of the chairman.

The governors will discuss the defection of five of its governors who operated under the aegis of G-7 and 37 lawmakers into the All Progressives Congress, APC as top on the agenda. But the outcome of the meeting is the removal of Bamanga Tukur who has been in the eye of the storm.

The leaders of the APC are also not taking the forth coming elections likely as they have moved from state to state, asking influencers and political god fathers to join in to wrestle power from Jonathan and the PDP.

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, its Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives from declaring the seats of the defecting federal lawmakers to the All Progressives Congress vacant.

The leadership of the PDP had gone to court praying that the seats of its members who defected to the opposition party of APC should be declared vacant.

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