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Nigeria: At Last , Tukur Resigns As PDP Chairman

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PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur

At last, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has resigned.

He handed over his letter of resignation to the leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday morning.

His resignation saved him from suspension, as other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) had concluded plans to suspend him as the national chairman.

According to top sources in the PDP NWC, "words got to the former national chairman of the decision to suspend him and he immediately rushed to submit his letter of resignation to the President".

On the reason given for his resignation, a top NWC member said, "He said that he was resigning in the overall interest of the party".

It was also gathered that the national caucus and the Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting scheduled for 6 pm and 8pm Wednesday is considering proposals for Tukur replacement.

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