Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has resigned.
A PDP chieftain dislosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will inform the meeting of the National Caucus of the party tonight in Abuja about the new development.
The fate of the embattled national chairman of the ruling party was sealed after governors elected on the platform of the party on Tuesday night after informing President Goodluck Jonathan that only his exit would guarantee peace in the party.
The resignation of Tukur, a former governor of the old Gongola State and chairman, African Business Roundtable, will make room for his deputy, Uche Secondus to act pending the election of another national chairman in March this year.
Meanwhile, the wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan is said to be scheming to install Tukur’s successor, as she is said to be rooting for the appointment of the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.
Tukur’s resignation came on the heels of series of meetings in the last one week following a vote of no confidence passed on him by majority members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at a meeting presided over by Jonathan.
Apart from the NWC, the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), National Caucus as well as 34 state chairmen of the PDP had passed verdict of guilt on Tukur, a development that had compelled Jonathan to ask Tukur to throw in the towel or face the wrath of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC).