Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
Chuks Okocha in Abuja
Ripples of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loss of the July 14 Edo state governorship election continued as the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has identified disunity as the basic reason why the party lost the election to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Also, Tukur commended the state chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih and the party’s governorship candidate, General Charles Airhabere for their roles in mobilizing the party for the election.
It was no longer secret that several senior members of the PDP openly campaigned for the ACN governorship candidate, Oshiomhole.
THISDAY gathered that PDP went into the election as a divided party. It was also party of the division in the Edo state chapter of the party, that a group has given a 48 hours deadline for the Dan Orbih led state party to resign from office.
In two separate letters signed by the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Tukur to both Orbih and Airhabere, the party sought their support in the bid to reconcile the party and ensure that the party wins subsequent elections in the state.
In the letters dated July 19, 2012 and entitled “letter of appreciation”, Tukur said "Reconciling all members of the party as a precursor to rebuilding the PDP is a task in which I solicit your usual cooperation and support”.