As crises rock national and state chapters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the National Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has said the party has the capacity to contain the many crises facing it.
Tukur disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while addressing reporters after a meeting with the party’s Special Convention and Congress Planning Committee.
He boasted that the party had successfully dealt with serious crises in the past while expressing optimism that the current crises will be addressed.
“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.
The party in recent times had been embroiled in crises both at National and states levels. In Rivers State, the party has not known peace in the last few months. Also, in Ekiti State, the state Chairman of the party was sacked over an alleged misappropriation of funds while sponsored thugs openly harassed some party chieftains.
He said that the committee would be formally inaugurated on Aug. 24 to enable it to commence its duties on a proper ground.
Meanwhile, the party’s NWC has rejected the dates announced by the Gana’s committee and suspended all activities concerning the special South-West zonal congresses and national convention.
Tukur said that new dates would be announced for the South-West congress and the Special National Convention after the inauguration of the committee.
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.