President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Thursday announced the resignation of Bamanga Tukur as the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.
He said the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has accepted the resignation.
“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 handed over the resignation letter to the National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo and said the PDP will hold another NEC meeting next week Monday to announce a new chairman.
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River moved the motion to accept Mr. Tukur’s resignation. The motion was seconded by the Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ningi, and was accepted by the NEC.
Imoke appealed to Tukur not to abandon the party despite his resignation.