President Jonathan Reverses Decision To Fire PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur

PDP Chair, Bamanga Tukur
By SaharaReporters, New York

In a case of the hunter becoming the hunted, President Goodluck Jonathan has succumbed to pressure and backed off from getting rid of the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who is accused of running the party into the ground.  

His removal through resignation next Thursday along with members of the National Working Committee (NWC), was recommended by a committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim.

Sources told SaharaReporters that following heavy pressure brought to bear on him, Mr. Jonathan this evening at the presidential villa decided that Mr. Tukur, along with the PDP Financial Secretary and the Auditor, be spared the humiliation of removal.  

This means that all of the other members of the NWC, including National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, will still have to resign on Thursday, but that leaves all of 48 hours in which Mr. Jonathan, who is trying to ensure his party does not stand in the way of his re-election, may still change his mind once or twice.  

Our sources say President Jonathan capitulated to the pressure mounted by Tukur to make the situation appear to be solely a legal issue, with the argument that only those individuals affected by legal tussles in the NWC or who have been legally challenged in their various zones will now be show the front door of Legacy House.  It is unclear if Tukur used any other pressure points on the president.

Mr. Jonathan’s inability to make up his mind means that the fissures and divisions within the party may continue to grow, with some of those who feel aggrieved by Tukur’s retention becoming instant brides of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

Even then, Mr. Tukur may not be totally out of danger.  Zonal meetings are now scheduled to take place on July 13, to be followed by the National Convention two days later at which the party might still remove the troubled National Chairman, with Mr. Jonathan unable to prop him up.

Even now, some PDP members were also today complaining that Alhaji Tukur, following a meeting with Andy Uba, the perennially-controversial former domestic aide to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha and Olisa Metuh, illegally recruited a Director-General for the Peoples of Democratic Institute, a “research” arm of the PDP. Mr. Ubah is also believed to be instrumental to President Jonathan's capitulation on the PDP crisis tonight.
Tukur’s new hire, given the job completely without due process, is Chinwe Nnorom Onuoha, who assumed duty at 4PM Nigerian time.  
Our source said although the position was advertised as far back as December 2012, the group bypassed thousands of applications to ensure the employment of Ms. Chinwe.
Some of the spillover of Mr. Jonathan’s flip-flops may occur within his own cabinet, including the Anyim committee, which identified the weakness of Tukur and accused him of running the party aground.  With Tukur regaining some control, at least for the moment, his position pitches him against Anyim and members of the committee who, the chairman must now feel, have brought him to the cliff of infamy and disgrace.  
 

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if you are destined to be beaten

There's an adage in hausa dat says "if u are destined to be beaten by ur enemy no amount warning will prevent that" with Tukur as chiarman of PDP more governors will decamp to APC, and the fear of Atiku is more dan fear of lossing gov'rs by GEJ. Cos tukur is there to only stop atiku @ PDP primaries and the time is nt ripe, why did u expect him 2 go now? To tell u he will remain as chiarman to cause more injuries to PDP,and the result will be morning trip to APC when it comes 2015.

@Wähala; yur 'Wahala' is too much Jór...

U & yur wahala sef! Repent is diffrnt 4rm 'steppin aside' O! Anyway no be 4 DERI mouth u go hear say Zik no b ibo man...

i love this dumbo joe

i love this dumbo joe ..consistently inconsistent......................and his dog is always barking up the wrong tree.......................

RESPONSE

Let me begin by stating categorically that IM NOT A CARD CARRYING MEMBER OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND OBVIOUSLY NOT SYMPATHIZING WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY.
My only concern is that most of the people are stupidly thinking that because the party is undergoing some challenges at the moment now and that marks the end of the party.

Such people are likely going to be disappointed. In the elections that recently took place in the FCT, how many other political political parties got reasonable number of Councillors?

I REPEAT, PDP will emerge from all these internal crises much more stronger. This is because inspite of all, the party remains the most visible across the country.

@ Deri: Your lies are here for all too see ...I caught you!

@Deri:
It is you who is spreading falsehood to "gullible" Nigerians when you claimed you warned against "speculative journalism here -on SR!. The entire story was planted by APC to deceive gullible 9jas!". As mugus started buying into your theory about SR swallowing a "bait" and Messi's dribblings, I cut in with reference to other dailies carrying the same story, not you! There is no mention of other national dailies in your first two comments, just your usual regional rubbish. All comments are here for all to read and tell you're lying! BTW, you don't know anyone who can correct my English ...definitely not Aborigines with their contaminated education. Idiot, get drunk ...and lost!

@THINK2WICE:
RESPECT! ...for repenting catching crumbs!

Enter the 'High Priests' of Okija Shrine

Dumbo's apparent determination to stand by a loyal stooge like the senile Tukur may not be unrelated to the belief in certain circles that under the occult influences of some of the more sinister characters within the evil PDP, the bandit of Otuoke is relying more and more on the 'high priests' of the now infamous Okija Shrine for key political decisions. That's how reckless and irresponsible this man is. Well, some cynics may reason that between the bottle and the ranting quacks of Okija, there isn't much difference, either proposition is an invitation to disaster - a manifestation of the moral bankruptcy of the man, a pointer to a deeply troubled soul in dire need of redemption. Yet, it's the long-suffering people of Nigeria that truly need salvation from the cruel gang of PDP looters and incompetents. Names like Anyim, Ubah, Jonathan, Akpabio, Obasanjo, Tukur, Anenih do conjure up nightmares of pestilence, destruction and rabid charlatanism and impunity.

Dumbo said he was not "consulted" ...Tukur is a tyrant.

@Deri:
You're "posted" to SaharaReporters, here's where you earn your crumbs. Stop spreading falsehood and read this:

"How did the story leak? Yes, I am already packing my things from my office" - NWC (responding to Punch, 18th June)
The story continues: Members of the panel which includes, Uduaghan, Akpabio, Yuguda, Shema, Orji and Suswan "had said the panel was not pleased with happenings in the PDP" - Punch, 18th June

"(Dumbo) said he was not consulted (about Wamakko's suspension) and he read it in the paper the next day and secondly, they now told him that Alhaji Bamanga Tukur cannot give him a single vote but Wamakko delivered the whole state from top to bottom to the PDP ...a number of people had started believing that the National Chairman had started overstepping his bounds." - Vanguard, 18th June

Fool, nobody baited SR. Others carried the leaked info as well, your moron just weaverd. Tukur is fighting a losing battle, the Anyim Panel fired him, not just Anyim!

PHD MINUS INTELLIGENCE!

If a Phd holder cannot understand what a load carrier can understand then that Phd holder is akin to a goat straying on a busy city road. A simply political dribble and kicks are demoralizing Jonathan and his dogs. He and his supporters have to understand that they'll never succeed because they don't know how to play politics. Tukur will be removed and Jonathan will never have northern delegates votes also he will never be given free ticket to contest since PDP is not oil well or bottle of beer.

President Jonathan Reverses Decision To Fire PDP Chairman

Inconsistency is Jonathan's trademark. He reviews his mostly senseless decisions whenever he has temporary relief from drunkennes and depending on which rogue around him is taking advantage of his unintelligence.

@wahala and his Igbokwenu brothers dance band of buhari again?

Hear d man who claims to have PHD in (419) from university of Tinubu ati Buhari. The Punch, Vanguard, Premium Times, Pointblanknews and others all reported the same news item. SaharaReporters only "broke" the news.) Which news did SR (BROKE) to d world after the above named media houses had earlier carried the same news items? SR lifted the story from the papers u mentioned! The only thing they did was to re-write the story to suit the needs of APC-was tinubu admitted into a hospital when he imposed his wife ati his inlaws on ACN. Is buharis CPC not in court? From all indications its clear the fake registration exercise embarked upon by APC would be like a camel passing through the eyes of a needle-They cannot even agree on the type of names to send to INEC as their national officers? Habab malam igbokwenu!

Sahara Reporters _ Please Always Do Enough Research

SR, where did you get your information from ???? Try as much as possible to always verify this source(s).

When did GEJ takes the decision to fire Tukur???? When did he rescind his decision and through which medium????

Please do not join the People Deceiving People club

@wahala what do u mean by SR only broke d news? U OK?

I said that other national dailies carried the story does not mean SR could not tow a different angle. What stops SR form calling Tukur to confirm or deny the alleged sack story? Now you foolishly claim just because other national daily went to town with the same news item, SR should do same abi? Your post shows u are just one of the lay-abouts in SR working 4 Ayim! U can see how shallow minded u are when it comes to matters concerning news reporting. All the Lagos based newspapers unfortunately for us had their watery stories tilted against Tukur! For reason best known to Buhari ati tinubu. This type of news reporting is what reporters call cocktail journalism-or pepper soup stories often paid for by interest groups headed by bakares-ati tinubu and his under-takers in boko haram

that's what you get when u

that's what you get when u make an almost dead old expired cargo the chairman

@Wähala; Close but NOT close Enough...

Hey U; i admit I ws a 'crumbie' b4.I ws a crumbie for Buhari! I ws even nearly ostracised by my family 4being an ardent disciple of his in 2011! They felt he ws an Ethno/Religious Extremist. I defended him. Now his comments vindicated my family & I ws forced 2eat the Humble Pie!
I watched Bamanga yestnite & he lukd flustered! Indeed he might not even last beyond Thursday.The 'Scores' culd change.But my point is no one shuld lose sleep trying 2 understand PDP's thought processes! Will only lead 2wot yur GOOD frend calls SPECULATIVE JOURNALISM.
Wot u term 'regional jingoism' is REAL 2me & my people. I have noticed a trend where anytime the Northern Oligarchs feel short changed in d Power Equation, my people in d middleBelt r always used as CANNON-FODDER! Same 4d Xtians in d 'core north'.
The choice betwn PDP & APC is betwn Six & Half-A-Dozen, bcos while Baba Bamanga is Dribbling like Messi in PDP, Tom ikimi will b doing 'Hand Of God' in APC...

Jonathan's Eminent Fall and PDP

A house divided against itself cannot stand. The re cycling of these 14th century politicians like Tukur, would definately lead to the final nailing of PDP to its political coffin. Mr. President is confused due to out-of-fashion politics played by these expired politicians. This is a good omen for Nigerians. As the fight continues, PDP collapses. APC as it were is not different from the PDP as the composition are mainly most disgruntled and frustrated PDP members who left out of bitterness.The indicisive disposition of Jonathan makes him incapable of handling the Nigerian project. A man who cannot control his party cannot preside over the governace of this country which is bigger and larger than the PDP. God would save this country.

Enter the 'High Priests' of Okija Shrine

We hear that Dumbo's apparent determination to stand by a loyal stooge like the senile Tukur may not be unrelated to the belief in certainPHMRL circles that under the occult influences of some of the more sinister characters within the evil PDP, the bandit of Otuoke is relying more and more on the 'high priests' of the now infamous Okija Shrine for key political decisions. That's how reckless and irresponsible this man is. Well, some cynics may reason that between the bottle and the quacks of Okija, there isn't much difference, either proposition is an invitation to disaster - a manifestation of the moral bankruptcy of the man, a pointer to a deeply troubled soul in dire need of redemption. Yet, it's the long-suffering people of Nigeria that truly need salvation from the cruel gang of PDP looters and incompetents. Names like Anyim, Ubah, Jonathan, Akpabio, Obasanjo, Tukur, Anenih do conjure up nightmares of pestilence, destruction and rabid charlatanism and impunity.

President Jonathan Reverses Decision To Fire PDP Chairman

Inconsistency is Jonathan's trademark. He reviews his mostly senseless decisions whenever he has temporary relief from drunkennes and depending on which rogue around him is taking advantage of his unintelligence.

SR, please check submissions properly on your site!

SR, I am beginning to notice spam entries on your website! I started following such entries from the publication on the Super Eagles' victory over Tahiti; now such entries are gradually gaining ground, and if you permit that they might crowd in on your website. This is only a beginning. I am sure you have some plugins or measures, and your CAPTCHA, to filter out such entries but, from experience and as a website owner myself, you might have to reconsider other measures too. In today's website business, it is FIRSTLY the duty of a website owner to protect his website, irrespective of what your hosting organization might be doing on their own.

President Jonathan Reverses Decision To Fire PDP Chairman

Inconsistency is the president's trademark. He reviews his mostly senseless decisions whenever he has temporary relief from drunkenness and depending which of the rogues around him is playing on his unintelligence.

Nothing Surprising

Anyone that is still surprised about the way of life of our president is not a nigerian. He is synonymous to reversal. He reverses every of his decissions. As unstable as the wave of the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing surprising at all. In fact, i would have been surprised if he didnt reverse it and still want to contest in 2015

Messi Tukur

I have not heard where Messi was fired 4rm d pitch b4.

SR swallowed a bait

Classic bait and switch used on SaharaReporters. But we the readers are behind you. But in the future try to maintain a consistent source of your info. The original story about Bamanga's sack was deliberately planted.

Most of us (PDP watchers)

Most of us (PDP watchers) cannot read between the lines. GEJ's real advisers are EK Clark, Asari Dokubo, Patience, Anenih, Dickson, Akpabio, Andy Uba, Mimiko, Obi and some other cohorts in the South-East and South-South regions. They must have persuaded him to stick to the devil (Tukur) he knows rather than try someone else. Remember, Tukur was rejected by Adamawa PDP but GEJ forced him on the party. His loyalty to GEJ is a sure banker anyday. He (Tukur) may probably have been warned to take "instructions" henceforth from either Patience, Clark, Anenih or Dokubo before taking any decision on any erring PDP members. Let's keep watching them; they are a house of cards that will soon be blown away. Remember, there was a time when OBJ was PDP and PDP was OBJ. Where is OBJ in PDP today?

@THINKT2WICE :You just exposed yourself as a crumbie!

@think2wice:
The Punch, Vanguard, Premium Times, Pointblanknews and others all reported the same news item. SaharaReporters only "broke" the news. Just goes to prove you're one of Deri's basement room internet prowlers for crumbs, after thugs like Ify-Dumbo-4ever and Stanley Igwe were dropped for not being extremist enough with regional jingoism. Your foolish moron is a coward who's likely to change his mind yet again. He's a crook anyone can bend by simply threatening to expose any of his dirty deals. Want to stake your crumbs that Tukur will not last till end of the year?

Thema:
Drunkard Dumbo has shot off another toe in his foot. Aggrieved PDP Govs. led by Akpabio et cie will now line up behind Anyim, or head to the opposition. Either way, more trouble for them, the better for Nigerians.

its better 2 have 1 loyal PDP man than 2m amaechi like traitors

I have often warned against this type of speculative journalism here-on SR! The entire story was planted by APC to deceive gullible 9jas! Since the start of the Jonathan administration, the opposition have been planting negative stories on the president with the speed of a super sonic jet-the money spent by Tinubu ati buhari in hiring syndicated writers to smear GEJ and the PDP is more than the annual budget of some countries in Africa! Sack tukur over what if I may ask? Wamakko and tukur are Fulanis-both command the same respect among their tribes men-But Wamakko is a kid when compared to the experience of Tukur. It would have been one disaster too many for the PDP to fire Tukur! It was even wrong for Ayim who is deeply hated by the SW, to attempt to split the party with such childish calls 4 d removal of Tukur

CONGRATS TUKUR-SHAME ON apc

Tukur said: “It is not true that I am resigning. Resign for what? It is not true at all. We are here to run the PDP and we have done so and we will continue to run the PDP,” adding, “The chairman is not only in office, he is in power. In PDP, there is no vacancy in the national chairmanship.”
Tukur said Monday’s State House meeting was to discuss how to regularise the positions which INEC has said did not follow due process, saying, “the meeting is about regularising the family of PDP because there was INEC observation. Some of the members of the NWC were not properly elected. So it has to be regularized.

sr

Na waooo

Please take time to read before publishing

Can you guys please spell check, proof read and vet before publishing. Some paragraphs don't make sense or add up.

The Center Can Nomore Hold In The PDP

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the PDP.

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