Money, Cries Bamanga Tukur At PDP NEC Meeting, Give Me Money!

Bamanga Tukur in the middle
By SaharaReporters, New York

Moments after he formally survived the hurricane that threatened to sweep him away earlier in the week, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today burst into tears, metaphorically, saying he was being starved of funds to run the party.

Following a similar personal appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan last year, the President urged PDP governors to attend the launch of Tukur’s biography in Abuja.  They dipped their hands into the coffers of their poor states and instantly enriched the party chairman personally by billions of Naira.

Today, Tukur, who was described as having run the PDP into the ground by a panel set up by Jonathan to investigate its ongoing crisis, suggested at the National Executive Committee (NEC) that a dearth of funds was responsible for the chaos, therefore hitting the ping pong ball back to Mr. Jonathan.

He appealed to the leaders of the party, including Mr. Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, Speaker of the House Aminu Tambuwal and the party’s 18 state governors, to come to the aide of the beleaguered party.

“We cannot afford running this party with severe under-funding dilemma. Democracy is a serious business but easily broken; it is a small commodity of exceptional value reserve,” he begged. “Some philosophers describe it as a Parachute where the operator, practitioner and beneficiary need a safe landing place because nobody had ever lived to tell a story of parachute failure.”

Admitting the lack of respect being openly shown to President Jonathan by disaffected members of the party, Tukur expressed sadness, saying it was not the case in other countries, pleading the case of the man who spared his neck just 48 hours before.

“Ample evidence within the territory of democracy have shown that democratically elected Presidents are symbol of every nation. Here in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan is our symbol.”

While calling for the national leader to be treated with dignity, observers said he did not do Jonathan any favour by annoying his critics by saying he was being undermined “for no just reasons.”

He praised the almost-forgotten “Transformation Agenda” as a building block for national unity and development.

“To complement this programme successfully, PDP should be in the forefront - ensuring that we are all accountable to this nation,” he said.

“When he said that, I thought he was going to be brave and ask the President to declare his assets, about which he said last year he did not give a damn,” an analyst told SaharaReporters. “But Tukur was obviously only trying to ensure that Jonathan puts billions of Naira in his hands to spend.  You cannot talk of accountability when Jonathan will not declare his assets or permit a true assault on corruption in this country.”

While preaching reconciliation among the disgruntled members of the party, Tukur said that mechanisms had been put in place to achieve unity at all levels of the party.

One of the decisions implemented at today’s NEC meeting was the acceptance of the resignation of 20 officials of the party, eight of whom were powerful members of the National Working Committee.  Last April, the Independent National Electoral Commission said that their election had violated established guidelines.  It was the first time the electoral body had challenged the PDP about its serial violation of the law.

The party also set up a Special Convention Planning Committee, headed by Prof. Jerry Gana, and announced the composition of an interim National Executive Committee pending next month’s convention.

Alhaji Tukur’s plea for funds brings up the question of public finances in Nigeria.  Efforts by SaharaReporters today to find a statement concerning the PDP’s accounts proved abortive. Section54. (1) of the party’s constitution says, “For the purpose of ensuring transparency and accountability and transparency in the management of finances of the party, The National Executive Committee shall design Standard Financial regulations to govern the management of party’s finances at all levels.”
 

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The real problem is the issue

The real problem is the issue of zoning and excessive external actors trying to influence PDP leadership. How can the chairman be complaining of lack of funds if he was a consensus candidate? See this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGmGYd5ZCBQ

Reply to Sadiq

Well said! Could not have put it better. Einstein described madness as 'doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result'. Now we have a bunch of stupid people going around as leaders and its because we are all stupid. We put stupid candidates forward and expect prosperity. We stupidly say it is this tribe or this other tribe that is to rule not caring about the competence of the person, yet we want progress. We even voted for someone whose campaign was based on the fact that 'he had no shoes' yet we expect progress. After this administration, another set of us stupid people would say we need Mr X because he is nice and from tribe 'X' and we will expect success again. After we go through hundreds of ethnic groups and countless generations have lived meaningless lives with no prosperity,maybe our descendants will just focus on a persons integrity and ability to get the job done along with his/her track record.

All those looking for the

All those looking for the video of Bamanga Tukur in tears, please look up the meaning of "metaphorically".

3 times they said No to Awo now they yearn 4 BUHARI

“We are all damned stupid. Stupendously stupid. Stupid to the point of stupor. Stinking stupid swine. That’s what we all are. Not what we had always... been though. Not until 1979 anyway when this columnist cried out in the Nigerian Tribune that Nigeria harboured the largest collection of stupid men and women in the world. And that stupid sting had stayed with us ever since. I mean ever since some stupid men imposed some stupid men on all the stupid people of this country in 1979. If you want to remember, it was that year that the leader of the stupid men announced to the larger community of stupid men that the best man would not be fit enough to lead the nation of Africa’s most enlightened people. And the best man was rigged out of contest and was made to bow at the feet of the cabal of stupid men.

@wahala! 9ja leaders 'stole' $380bn between 1960 and 90 Ribadu

Nigeria's chief corruption fighter Nuhu Ribadu says he will not relent
More than $380bn has either been stolen or wasted by Nigerian governments since independence in 1960, the chief corruption fighter has said.
Nuhu Ribadu told the BBC that Nigeria has "nothing much" to show for the missing money. He did not say by the Jonathan government. The story is on past Nigerian leaders! He said the worst period for corruption was the 1980s and '90s. When Jonathan was no where near the corridors of power chief Igbokwenu whalala! But added quickly that c he is currently investigating two-thirds of governors in Nigeria. Most of whom he described as corrupt. Adding that Nigeria is Africa's biggest oil exporter but most people from the oil producing zones of the country are very poor. He di not allege that it ws the PDP that introduced poverty into the country. It started long b4 the british left our shores!

Hahahahaha Lol!

If the so called largest political party in Africa cannot find funds to run its functions,then God help us seeing that these are the individuals we have put our future into their hands, because if PDP can levy 1 million members of their party one thousand naira each,how much would that be,lazy people

funny!what does he know. When

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Turkur the fine BARA

If SR can get the video clip where this SOB was crying for money it will be num 1 heat in YouTube. i thougth the silly old GIG said he is not doing it for money, why is he crying now. This shows that turkur is nothing but a Nigerian QGangster.

PEOPLE DESTROY PARTY - PDP

PEOPLE DESTROY PARTY WILL NEVER WIN 2015 BY GOD'S GRACE.PDP A COLLECTION OF ROGUES, THIEVES AND MURDERERS. PDP KILLED BOLA IGE, HARRY MARSHAL AND DIKIBO.....THE END IS INSIGHT!!!

There is no good Nigeria

There is no good Nigeria except the dead one. Come to think of it, who among the politicians is good? is it GEJ, Buhari, Tinubu,David Mark, Tambuwal? Even the INEC People , Police, Army, SSS etc and the electorates are all bad and corrupt. So when we are talking of 2015 we are not sure of we should ponder who will bell the cat.

Na wa ohhhh...no respect for

Na wa ohhhh...no respect for jonathan atall,wen baba dey on power,who fit talk.wetin jonathan don do,wey baba never do times 300 of it,northerner don rule dis country for years but still na dem be gateman,shoe shiner,qualify with expirience beggar..instead of aboki to take the presidency,make the ndi igbo. Take am finally or give youruba man

DAVID MARK FOR PRESIDENT 2015.

DAVID MARK FOR PRESIDENT 2015. AN ASTUTE GENTLEMAN OFFICER, DISCIPLINARIAN, ARTICULATE, DECISIVE, COURAGEOUS, UPRIGHT, EXPERIENCED, MAN OF VISION THAT CAN TAKE NIGERIA TO THE DESTINED LAND NOT DUMBO JONA THE EMPEROR OF OTUOKE COME 2015 AGAIN...........THE PERIOD OF DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY IS OVER!!!

Deri's oyel is drying up, PDP have stolen Nigeria dry

Nigeria will be completely BROKE before 2015 at the pace Tukur and his gang are plundering our commonwealth. PDP's Wadata Plaza HQ is an eyesore if you've been there, it is amazingly dirty and derelict for a ruling party that is responsible for running Nigeria aground. Tukur asking for more money is a decoy to garner funds for Dumbo to prosecute his re-election fantasy. The party's monthly deductions from its members at all tiers of govt. across the country is more than most States' monthly allocation from the Federation purse. Tukur is an old dirty crook. After 14yrs, the PDP have succeeded in only leading Nigeria into the top echelon of every negative index out there, from the worst place to come into this world, to the worst place to live and exit the world. The worst Goon regime (Abacha's) was better than all these years of PDP's criminal gang-up. Come 2015, the thugs must go down the toilet. Animals!

GEJ: His Performance

I am not a fan of GEJ but I am forced to speak out now for so many reasons:

1. He is not a noise maker and he has quietly revolutionised the power sector.

2. He is undoing in 2 -3 years the rape of Nigeria by the northern military and [politicians. This will take time to be fare

3. The treacherous SW of Nigeria is at their familiar game here again but will they succeed?

I am a witness to the rape of Nigeria by the northern generals who even impoverished their own people as well as the gross incompetence of Shagari and NPN. If I have a choice between a domesticated dog and a northerner as President, you can guess my choice

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GOODBYE EVIL !

Nigeria will be free from the bandage of political evil (PDP) and its cursed elements who reduced Nigeria to a mere den of terror,kidnappers,human traffickers,armed robbers,cultists,ethno-religious savages,corrupt maggots and criminals as leaders. In the north as we did in 2011 nobody has any interest in the useless squalor called PDP. We thank God all rigging machines have been dismantled whereas the Governors who helped PDP rigged our elections have parted from it. Therefore we shall guard our votes and make sure this useless gang of criminals have not got anything. They're not united therefore they'll be defeated easily. Thank God!

Tukur and his wobbling

Tukur and his wobbling party,PDP, are living on borrowed time.The chickens shall soon come home to roost.

Thieves on rampage

Can you imagine a state governor in America dolling out cash to his/her party? Yet when the comparison suits them,they will use America as a yardstick.
Oil is drying up. Chevron just sold 5 oil blocks in Nigeria.There is no smoke without fire.
Maybe when the oil is dried up Nigerians will have to face the bull by the horns and finish up these marauders that we call pdp governors.

Baba no attend the meeting?

Baba no attend the meeting?

PATIENCE JONATHAN IS GRAVELY

PATIENCE JONATHAN IS GRAVELY HURTING THE PRESIDENT MR. JONATHAN NOW IN HIS FIRST TERM AND HIS RELECTION PROSPECTS IN 2015. IF SHE THINKS OTHERWISE AND PRAESE SINGERS AND HANGER ONS ARE CLAPPING FOR HER, THEN SHE IS IN CLOUD 9. THESE SAME PERSONS SINGING HER PRAISE NOW WILL BE THE VERY FIRST TO DESERT HER, WHEN 'GO 'NOR GO' THEN PATIENCE WILL SAY NA WA OH NA SO HUMAN BEINGS BE? BUT THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND SHE WILL BE VERY LONELY. PATIENCE BEING VERBORSE IS NOT A GOOD ATRIBUTE IN POLITICS.

SH can you please get us the

SH can you please get us the video clips of the beggar called Tukur when he was weeping, begging for money. And I hope PDP have sent condolence team to Tukur so that he could stop weeping.

PDP ur tym is over, after

PDP ur tym is over, after deceiving people, nemesis has caught up with you and you are now deceiving yourselves. THE GAME IS OVER 2015

Transparency&good ideology is

Transparency&good ideology is what we want so as2strengthen our democracy.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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