.Return before it’s too late, Tukur tells defectors A chasm appeared yesterday between leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party over the break-up of the ruling party, as board of trustees chairman Tony Anenih accused Alhaji Bamanga Tukur of undermining reconciliation efforts.
Tukur had on Wednesday threatened to declare vacancies in offices of governors and lawmakers who formed the ‘New PDP’ on Saturday, describing them as anti-democratic elements.
The PDP national chairman stepped up the threats yesterday, asking the defectors to return before it was too late but insisting that they must face consequences of their actions.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday, Anenih said following the split of the party, there had been “genuine” peace efforts but that these were being undermined by officials making caustic remarks and threatening the rebellious members.
“It is unfortunate that while the reconciliatory efforts are being made, some of our