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Alhaji Bamanga Tukur:  PDP chairman

The National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Monday said the party had the capacity to resolve all crises that might come its way.

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur:  PDP chairman

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur: PDP chairman

Tukur made the statement when he addressed newsmen after a meeting with the party`s Special Convention and Congress Planning Committee.

He was not specific on the areas of crises that the party wants to resolve. The party has been criticized by the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria of nothing doing nothing to resolve the crisis in Rivers State, where the incumbent governor, Rotimi Amaechi has been under assault by politicians within the party, claiming to be working for President Goodluck Jonathan. Tukur did not also speak about the open rebellion by some PDP governors against President Jonathan’s plan bid to contest for the 2015 presidential election.

Tukur said, “PDP is one and is working in unity and will always find a solution to its problems and today, we have found solution and have resolved it.’’

He said that the convention committee would be formally inaugurated on August 24 to enable it to commence its duties on a proper footing.

Tukur said that new dates would be announced for the South-West congress and the Special National Convention after the inauguration of the committee.

Commenting on the development, Prof. Jerry Gana, said the meeting was “peaceful and fruitful’’ and that all issues concerning the forth coming convention had been resolved.

Gana thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for his initiatives to resolve the differences.

Meanwhile, the party’s NWC has rejected the dates announced by the Gana committee and suspended all activities concerning the special South-West zonal congresses and national convention.

The National Working Committee (NWC) in a statement on Monday said that the dates announced by the committee were not realisable.

The statement said the decision was taken to ensure the regularisation of all anomalies and breaches that affected the party`s 2012 convention to forestall a repeat.

It would be that the NWC had expressed divergent views with the committee members on the issue of dates and other matters concerning the forthcoming convention.

Gana in an earlier meeting announced Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 as dates for the South-West congress and the special national convention, respectively.

The party’s NWC members, Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, and Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the Secretary of the Special Convention Planning Committee, attended the reconciliation meeting.

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