BY HENRY UMORU
ABUJA—THE embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, for today.
There were divided opinions yesterday on the agenda of the meeting following suggestions that President Goodluck Jonathan, who has until now been the staying power of the embattled national chairman, has advised Tukur to resign. Nine out of eleven members of the NWC present at a meeting summoned by President Jonathan had voted for him at that meeting to step down.
Some other sources disclosed that Tukur may use the opportunity of the meeting to appeal to the NWC members for reconciliation while others insisted that Tukur would use the opportunity of the meeting to resign.
Vanguard learnt that members of the NWC had at a meeting with President Jonathan last week passed a vote of no confidence on Tukur’s leadership style and thereby called for his removal.
At that meeting, the members had taken turns to lampoon him, saying they have lost total confidence in him and stressed that Tukur was running a one man show without carrying them along, just as they accused him of turning his Wuse private residence to Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the party.