Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned party members against causing cracks of dissension that will work against the interest of the party.
He spoke in Makurdi when the governor of Niger State, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, who spoke on behalf of the Northern Governors’ Forum said the reconciliation tour being carried out by the party’s national chairman had given the party hope to continue to win elections in 2015 and beyond.
Tukur, who was speaking at the town hall reconciliation meeting of the North-central zone in Makurdi, said peace and unity were the driving forces the party needs at this time.
According to him, “Peace and unity is the assurance that we need. All the zones we have visited are doing well. Support our administration, support our president, the governors, the party, ensure that we do not leave cracks for dissension, reward will come with support.”
Governor Aliyu, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto at the town hall reconciliation meeting, said, “we appreciate the wonderful work you (Tukur) are doing in this country. You have given hope to ordinary members of PDP. Members are now very proud of being PDP-card-carry members. Your reconciliation tour has given us hope that we will continue to win election both in 2015 and beyond.
“All the governors and other stakeholders PDP has put forward are working. They are doing well and are delivering on their mandate. FCT council election was a litmus test on whether the opposition can contend with PDP, but they have failed.”
The host governor, Mr. Gabriel Suswan, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Steven Lawani, gave the party National Chairman a pass mark on how he has piloted the affairs of the party so far, adding that the merger of the opposition parties was good but such action does not threaten the ruling party.