Our sources at the Wadata Plaza, the National headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, confirm to us tha the eEmbattled National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has resigned.
Tukur who was forced to resign yesterday, was said to have refused despite the vote of no confidence passed on his leadership by members of the National Working Committee.
Tukur finally bow to pressure today as he tendered his resignation letter preventing him from being suspended by the NWC if he had kept insisting on leading the party.
Leaders of the party will be meeting President Jonathan tonight at the Presidential Villa Abuja and the leaders will agree on the next chairman to preside over the affairs of the ruling party.
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, our source say.
Newswire reported Wednesday that the Chairman had resigned but he quickly asked his aide to deny the story..