Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Won’t Step Down, Tukur Insists

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, on Wednesday vowed that he would not step down from office despite the calls by some aggrieved governors of the party for his removal. 
While saying that he is not moved by those calls, Tukur said there was no basis for him to resign.
He spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting Vice President Namadi Sambo behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He reiterated his position that though those opposing his style of leadership referred to him as a virus, Tukur said “he is a virus for good governance and discipline.”
He said, “There is no basis for me to resign. I am not moved by the various accusations leveled against me.
“They even say that I am a virus. Yes, I agree that I am a virus, but a virus for discipline; a virus for good governance, virus for positive change and virus for all things that are good.
“Do you resign when you know that you are doing good things? Do you resign simply because a few people are angry that you are doing positive things and they are not comfortable with such good things?”
Tukur however expressed the conviction that the aggrieved governors who defected to the All Progressives Congress would still return to the party as party leaders would not foreclose dialogue with them.
“Even in your home, if your wife run away, you would always look for ways of talking to her hoping that she would see reason and return home,” he said.


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