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NIGERIA: Tukur Has Destroyed PDP, Says Dangogo

National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga TukurA chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Muhammad Dangogo, yesterday bemoaned the crisis bedevilling the party, blaming it on the C.

Dangogo said Tukur had created confusion and disaffection within the ranks and file of the PDP.

Speaking with THISDAY in Sokoto, Dangogo decried the Tukur-led administration, is handling of the party's affairs  saying he had brought the party to its knees, as many party members were dissatisfied with his style of leadership.
He maintained that the PDP national chairman was busy fighting governors instead of working assiduously to unite all members ahead of the 2015 elections.

The PDP stalwart expressed dismay that the party was drifting and was heading towards the precipice, if nothing urgent was done by President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue it.
“We are currently in a difficult situation due to the myriad of crisis rocking the PDP in various states of the federation. I am afraid that PDP may disintegrate, if the President fails to intervene to rescue the party.

“As far as I am concerned, Tukur has not been steering the affairs of the party well because he failed to carry all along. Tukur has failed to bring unity in the party rather he is busy fighting governors. In fact, this is the first time that a governor was suspended by a party without recourse to due process,” he said.

Dangogo, who is the chairman of the Forum of PDP Chairmen in the 23 local government areas in the state, expressed dismay that an elder in the mould of Tukur had failed to provide purposeful and visionary leadership since he was elected as the national chairman of the PDP.

He noted that since the creation of PDP, the party had never faced the level of crisis and disharmony like what was currently happening in the party.

The PDP chieftain emphasised that the PDP had never witnessed a controversial national chairman such as Tukur in the last 15 years, describing him as a disappointment to the people of the north.

“As an elder from the North, we expect the PDP national chairman to use his experience and wisdom to handle the affairs of the party. But Tukur has disappointed the North with his style of leadership which has brought disaffection and confusion in the party.

“So, we are not in support of Tukur because we realised that he is pursuing his personal interest at the expense of the people of the North and we are really disappointed in his style of leadership,” Dangogo averred.

He commended the national leadership of the party for lifting the suspension slammed on Governor Aliyu Wamakko, saying it was an indication that truth had prevailed over falsehood.

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