Daily Trust (Abuja)

15 January 2014

Nigeria: I Did Not Dare Jonathan - Tukur

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PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has denied daring President Goodluck Jonathan to remove him from office.

The PDP national chairman was quoted as saying that nobody including President Jonathan can remove him from office and that only a national convention of the party has the powers to do so.

Tukur in a statement yesterday said given his background as a strong party member, it would be out of place for him to talk in that manner to the President.

"Given the background which I have stated, it is totally out of place for me to lecture Mr. President as suggested in the scurrilous article and write up. It is preposterous and smacks of an indiscipline minds which definitely are not," he said.

He said the truth about the issue is that those behind it have succeeded in tarnishing the image of Nigeria at home and abroad.

"They present a picture which must be scaring to the investors. They join the enemies in fanning the embers of disunity," he said.

While urging the President to disregard the statement, the PDP national chairman said he took time to issue the statement to help the country despite the current political turbulence.

"I want to assure Nigerians and outside world that the Chairman of PDP and Mr. President are standing shoulder to shoulder to transform Nigeria. As for the mischief makers all I can say is that "from their works ye shall know them," he stated.

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