9 January 2013

Nigeria: No Plan By Governors to Remove PDP National Chairman, Says Gana

Abuja — There are no plans by the governors of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) to remove the party's National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, as speculated in some quarters, an official said.

Prof Jerry Gana, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, who gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja while fielding reporters' questions, described the governors as "royal and disciplined party men" who would never contemplate such action.

1 "I would like to say very clearly that the governors of the Peoples' Democratic Party are law abiding governors; very disciplined party men who respect the various organs of the party.

So, I can assure you that there is absolutely nothing like that has come before the BOT.

"We, as a party, we believe in resolving conflicts, in resolving matters within the family and therefore we want to assure the nation that there is absolutely nothing in terms of the governors of the party going beyond the institutions of the party and position of the party to remove the National Chairman, nothing to that effect at all."

1 He said that the party was doing all it could to address its internal crises including the party's problems in Adamawa.

According to him, already the party's BOT has resolved to constitute a team of party elders to find a lasting solution to the problem.

"I would like to also assure you that the problem in Adamawa State has received tremendous attention at the meeting and we have resolved to raise a team of elders together with Mr President, the Vice President, the Senate President and the Speaker to do our very best to find a lasting solution to the problem in Adamawa State."

He appealed to the media to always shun reports capable of promoting crisis in the nation's democratic system. (NAN)

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