Leadership (Abuja)

31 January 2013

Nigeria: No Rancour Between Jonathan, Govs - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rebuffed insinuations of crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party, and insisted that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) remained solidly behind the party's national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.

National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a release made available in Abuja, said that the party remained resolute in supporting the transformation agenda of President Jonathan and the visions of its chairman.

"There is no division in the leadership of our party. We are solidly behind our National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and we are focused on ensuring good governance in the country.

"Some people are not just happy that we are working together, so they come out with all sorts of speculations to see that they cause disaffection in our party. But I want to assure you that we will not be distracted in our focus to ensure that we continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to our people," Metuh said.

The party's leadership, he said, was working together with President Jonathan to ensure the delivery of his transformation agenda which aimed at ensuring rapid development in all sectors of the economy for the benefit of Nigerians.

"The leadership of the party is solidly behind President Goodluck Jonathan in his transformation agenda. We have one focus and that is to ensure massive development of the country in line with the manifesto of our party", Metuh said.

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