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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Tukur Repents, Begs PDP Govs Over Impending Sack


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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is regretting the role he played over the factionalization of the party. He made his known today in a remorseful statement released by his Special Assistant on Media.
Mr. Tukur pleaded with all the aggrieved governors, members of the National Assembly and other stakeholders and members to learn to forgive him irrespective of the gravity of his offence or provocation.
The PDP chairman said “To our Governors of PDP extraction, I extend my right hand of fellowship, cooperation, peace and love to you all in the interest of our great Party. I further entreat Nigerians to eschew bitterness, rancor and acrimony in their social, political and economic dealing with fellow Nigerians.
“As one of the living fathers of this great country, I believe as elders our duty to our children and younger generation is to use our wisdom to show them the right path to selfless service to the nation and commitment to the enthronement of peace, love and unity. For our nation and our leaders can only succeed and thrive in an atmosphere of peace and love.”
In a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Prince Oliver Okpala, Tukur urged party members to in the spirit of Christmas, embrace peace and love for one another.
The statement further reads: “as the Christmas draw nearer signifying the birth of Christ according to the Catholic Calendar and doctrine, I wish to once more as a father and elder statesman of our dear country offer my good counsel, wisdom and advice for national unity, peace, love and coexistence.
“While wishing Nigerians mostly Christians the best of the Christmas festivities and prosperous new year may I, utilize this opportunity to stress the urgent need for Nigerians to use this period to seek the face and intervention of God in institutionalizing brotherly care and peace both in our polity and dear country Nigeria.
“I call on all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or ethnic affiliation to henceforth see their fellow Nigerians as their brothers and sisters belonging to one corporate entity known as Nigeria.
“I further entreat Nigerians to eschew bitterness, rancor and acrimony in their social, political and economic dealing with fellow Nigerians.
“As one of the living fathers of this great country, I believe as elders our duty to our children and younger generation is to use our wisdom to show them the right path to selfless service to the nation and commitment to the enthronement of peace, love and unity. For our nation and our leaders can only succeed and thrive in an atmosphere of peace and love.
“I urge our leaders and Nigerians at large to emulate the shining leadership qualities of tolerance, forgiveness and accommodation of late South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela who as President brought peace and harmony to South Africans irrespective of tribe, religion, colour or race.
“Let us place service to the nation first before personal or parochial interest. Let our desire be to make Nigeria greater than we met it and let our guiding principle and goal be for the unity of Nigeria as a peaceful corporate entity.
“Let us learn to forgive one another no matter the gravity of the offence or provocation. It should be noted that my cardinal 3Rs immediately I took over the mantle of leadership of PDP as the National Chairman centered principally on Reconciliation, Reformation and Rebuilding, all based on Equity and Justice.
“To our Governors of PDP extraction, I extend my right hand of fellowship, cooperation, peace and love to you all in the interest of our great Party and the government at the centre competently captained by our beloved President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan whose reformation agenda has given hope succor and salvation to Nigerians.
“Our Governors, I salute your courage and doggedness in the provision of abundant democratic dividends to your people in your different states in line with the PDP Constitution and Manifesto.
“You are our eyes and trusted allies who carry to the grassroot level our party commitment towards alleviating the sufferings of our people and making Nigerian an egalitarian society.
“To you all, our Distinguished Senators, Members of the House of Representatives and States Assemblies, I thank you and also extend my hand of fellowship to you while leaving my doors wide open for exchange of ideas, consultations and political activities aimed at taking our beloved party to greater heights.
“As an elder statesman, I also appreciate some of those Governors who are not of PDP extraction but are working closely with the President and PDP Governors to ensure the unity and progress of our dear nation, Nigeria.
“Once more I wave the white handkerchief to you all signifying peace, love and unity to all Nigerians and our dear country and also pray God in his wisdom and infinite mercy to help protect our dear country Nigeria and her citizens. Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance.

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