We’ll Help Jonathan Focus On Economy -Tukur


Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the newly -elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has promised that he alongside other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party will help President Jonathan focus on how to tackle the various problems confronting the Nigerian economy.

Tukur, who was elected the National Chairman of PDP last Saturday, spoke when he was formally taking over from his predecessor, Alhaji Kawu Baraje at the Wadata Plaza, Abuja national headquarters of the party on Tuesday.

“We have come to help the president to focus more on the economy than partisan politics. Members of the newly inaugurated National Working Committee (NWC) will not use their positions as platforms to launch their political careers, “ said Tukur who also promised that that he will rebuild and transform PDP.

He added that the NWC of the party led by him will also provide a level playing field for all members.

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“We have come to ensure that both the executive and the legislature are on the same page, which is to make Nigeria great economically, socially and politically.

“My support staff and I will never use this office as a platform for political careers. They are here to work to turn the PDP into a great party and helping government turn the economy around. We will help to implement the party’s manifesto and we will not operate below the radar,” the new PDP chairman said.

Other officials of the party who formally assumed office today include Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola (National Secretary); Sam Jaja (Deputy National Chairman); Olisa Metuh (National Publicity Secretary); Kema Chikwe (National Women Leader) and Garba Ciza( National Youth Leader)

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