The President Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday, announced that Bamanga Tukur had resigned his position as the National Chairman of the party, adding that the party would hold another National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting on Monday 20/1/2014 to select his replacement.
Tukur had earlier in his remarks at the ongoing NEC meeting announced his readiness to step aside. It was learnt that Jonathan had given Tukur a soft landing, by allegedly promising to appoint him as an Ambassador of an unnamed country..
The president handed over Tukur’s resignation letter to the National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, at the meeting in Abuja. “He (Mr. Tukur) is not guilty of any offence and I am going to give him an assignment that is tougher than PDP chairman,” Jonathan said.
It was gathered that the Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke moved the motion for the acceptance of Tukur’s resignation and was seconded by the Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ningi, before it was accepted by the NEC.