Information according to 247UREPORTS has it that, a source from Wadata Plaza in Wuse 5, Abuja reveal that the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Malam Bamanga Tukur has submitted his resignation letter to the PDP and to the Presidency. The resignation is to take effect Wednesday January 15, 2014.
The source according to 247UREPORT has it that the embattled Chairman was forced to step down following a brief meeting with Mr. President who impressed on him that he must resign of face the consequences. As gathered, the President had reminded the embattled chairman of a letter from the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] stating that the national executive council of the PDP was illegally constituted. Mr. President told the embattled Chairman that the letter can be recalled into play.
The embattled chairman was reported to remain adamant until it was revealed to him that the national executive council and the national working committee were readying to cast a vote of no-confidence on Thursday January 16, 2014 against him. To avert the vote of no confidence, Bamanga Tukur hurried a resignation letter – and dated his resignation for January 15, 2014 – after the Muslim holiday.
UPDATE: I've Not Resigned - Bamanga Tukur
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is still the chairman of PDP. His media aide just released a statement denying earlier reports that he's reigned.
“Be informed that contrary to the report making waves in the internet and other social media, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has not tendered any resignation letter to any person or quarter as the National Chairman of the Party. Please disregard any information or report in this regard since the National Chairman is busy fashioning out new structures and areas of taking the party to greater heights.” Oliver Okpala Senior Media Assistant on Media to PDP National Chairman
UPDATE: Bamanga Tukur Finally Resign
Reports reaching DailyPost indicates that the embattled national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has officially tendered his resignation letter.
Confirming the report, a senior member of a faction of the National Working Committee of the party told Punch in Abuja on Wednesday, that President Goodluck Jonathan will disclose the latest development to party members at the meeting of the National Caucus of the party holding in Abuja tonight.
Tukur’s resignation has saved him the embarrassment of being suspended from the party by the members of the NWC.
Already, there were plans by the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee to suspend the embattled Chairman.
Report equally has it that The First Lady, Patience Jonathan is already making some moves to have the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar appointed as the new party Chairman.
Source: Daily Post