Bamanga Tukur Says Party Above Elected Officers

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur yesterday said the party as an institution remained superior to any individual, organ or groups within the party.

Bamanga made this comment when the Kaduna State governor, Dr. Muktar Ramalan Yero and his deputy, Nuhu Bajoga, paid a courtesy? visit on him, yesterday.

He noted that any support given to anyone holding office in the party should not be misconstrued to be support to the person but support to the party institution.

“As leaders of your party, our job is to ensure we support all actions being done to help the promotion and development of our people. Let us build up the institution of government; it is not the personality, it is the institution.

“For us, the party is supreme. It is not the NWC or the president or the governors; it is the institution of the party itself that is supreme because all of us come in and go.’’

“Once that institution is respected organised and committed, you can be sure that our country will be great and we will be able to raise our heads high before any nation.

He charged PDP members to continue to be loyal to the administration of President Jonathan stressing that “the total loyal support is to the institution they represent”.

Tukur also distanced himself from the position of some elites who at various fora claimed Nigeria is poor and attributed the security challenges to poverty in the land.

“When people talk of Boko Haram, when somebody decides on his own to not only to kill you but to kill himself, we must distance ourselves from them. It is a thing we must do”.

He said there is no justifiable reason why anyone would say Nigeria is poor as the country is blessed with resources that other advanced countries are endowed with.

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