Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has urged members of the party to close ranks.He made this call in a statement which he issued according to him “Following the injunction granted by Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, upholding the leadership of our great party under my Chairmanship”.
The statement said “Following the injunction granted by Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, upholding the leadership of our great party under my Chairmanship, I wish to use this medium to congratulate and appreciate my fellow leaders and all members of our great party for your steadfastness and commitment to the ideals of the founding fathers of the PDP underscored by your unflinching loyalty to the constitution of the party.
“I am very pleased that you remained loyal in spite of the recent developments that have confronted our collective resolve to provide purposeful leadership for our party and dear country. I wish to reassure you that these developments will in no way distract or affect our
undiluted readiness and focus on delivering on all promises incumbent on the mandate vested willingly by you on us.
Tukur said “As the National Chairman of your party, I shall remain unflinchingly resolute on good leadership. My stand on good governance at all levels from those elected on the platform of the PDP is irrevocable. It is certain that our leverage on the faithful implementation of the manifesto of the PDP will once more ensure victory for our party in the 2015 general elections.
“Accordingly, I charge all members of the PDP to close ranks and continue to remain loyal and committed to the ideals of a united, formidable and democratic national political party, where power belongs to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or any other divide.
“As it has been from the beginning, the PDP under my chairmanship shall continue to ensure that power resides fully with the people.
“Let me re-state my unwavering stand on internal democracy, openness and robust ventilation of all party issues. This has been our strength, an impregnable forte of our great party PDP for over a decade. We shall not relent on this. Thank you and may God bless us all.