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I’m Ready To Face PDP Disciplinary Committee -Tukur

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Suspended former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said he is ready to face the party’s disciplinary committee.

Bamanga Tukur
Bamanga Tukur

He also said that although he was ready to abide by the decision of the party with regards to his suspension, he remains a loyal party member and staunch supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan.

He was reacting to his suspension from the party on Thursday by the members of the National Working Committee.

His suspension and that of an aspirant to the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aliyu Gurin, is to last one month.

Both of them are from Adamawa State.

Their suspension was sequel to a case filed by Gurin in which he is seeking the sacking of the Acting National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu.

Tukur, who is a defendant in the suit, aligned himself with the prayer of Gurin.

The case, which had been thrown out of the Federal High Court in Abuja, is however pending at the Court of Appeal.

After the suspension of the two men, the party also referred their case to the National Disciplinary Committee for infringing on section 58(1)(a)( b)( h)( l) of the PDP Constitution 2012( as amended).

But Tukur who spoke with journalists over his suspension said that he was ready to face disciplinary committee if the party so decides, regretting however that the party took such action without hearing from him as a founding member of the party.

He explained that there was no way he could have sponsored a case to remove the party chairman because as a founding member of the party and a Board of Trustee member, he was conversant with the party’s law.

He added that he remains a loyal member of the party and will continue to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

He however explained that he will not petition the party’s action but will abide by their decision, noting that he expects the party to do the needful.

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