By Henry Umoru
ABUJA— STRONG indications have emerged that the reconciliation move of the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, may not achieve any purpose as governors elected on the platform of the party have concluded plans to frustrate it.
It was gathered that PDP governors in Plateau, Kano, Abia, Kaduna, Enugu, Taraba and leaders of the party in Ekiti State are not comfortable with Tukur’s move and are not prepared to key into the agenda of allowing some members who left the party to return.
Meanwhile, a member of the National Working Committee, NWC, has said that if the reconciliation process must achieve its set target, President Goodluck Jonathan must, as a matter of urgency, intervene by calling the PDP governors to order.
‘’The national reconciliation within the party will be dead on arrival because of the over-bearing influence of our governors who don’t want the political space opened in their states,” the NWC member said.
It will be recalled that soon after the Tukur-led NWC came on board he had cried out that the party was losing members to opposition political parties and he insisted that he would pursue vigorously his Three R agenda of Reconciliation, Reformation and Rebirth.
He also said when he inaugurated the four-time minister, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas- led reconciliation committee for Kano State, that “our party is losing membership. When we started in 1998, up till date, we have seen many people go. We can’t allow it to continue like that. These people are still there, they are members of our party; they are still there, it means that they like the party.”