Tuesday, 14 January 2014
PDP chairman, Tukur denies resignation rumours
The embattled chairman of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has not resigned, his Special Adviser on Media, Prince Oliver Okpala, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Earlier reports had said that Tukur resigned today.
“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,” Okpala said.
Only yesterday, Tukur said he would not resign from the exalted chair as he was elected at the national convention of the party and that not even President Goodluck Jonathan could pressure him to do so.