National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
By Chuks Okocha
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Thursday called on Nigerians to unite against the security challenges in the country, particularly the senseless killings in Plateau State.
He spoke as the party has scheduled to hold its National Executive Committee (NEC) next Tuesday, while the National Caucus of the party is expected to take place on Sunday and the Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting will hold Monday July 16 2012.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Bamanga Tukur said, “These senseless killings must stop. We as Nigerians must unite to put an end to these senseless killing. Our main challenge at the moment is security and we must unite to put an end to it.
“Let us use our ideas as a people and a nation to unite and put an end to what is happening today in Nigeria, especially these senseless killings. For us, in the PDP, we must work hard to stop these senseless killings in the country.
“We want security that will engineer peace and investment. We cannot depend on the Nigeria police and security alone, let everybody get involved. The PDP umbrella is too big for all Nigerians”, he said.
The PDP National Chairman who responded to critics about his age, said, “At 77 years, age is about number. This job is not a job for the jobs. It is a job for the matured people with age. Leadership is not about age, but ideas”.
He used the occasion to reiterate his reform agenda of Reconciliation, Reformation and Rebuilding, stating that it is aimed at ensuring justice, peace, security and investments.
Tukur urged the media to be objective in their reports and assignments stating that the media remain the “voice of the voiceless and eyes of the blind”.
Meanwhile, the party has summoned a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to hold next week Tuesday. Also, the meeting of the National Caucus of the party will hold on Sunday and to be followed by a Board of Trustee (BoT) meeting on Monday.
The Tuesday NEC meeting will be the first for the Bamanga Tukur led PDP. According to the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the NEC meeting will afford the National Working Committee to itemize its reform agenda and get to know the members of the NEC on one on one.