PDP National Chairman Bamanga Tukur says he will not resign his position as the party leader.
Tukur stated this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo at the State House, Abuja, said there was no basis for him to resign his position, arguing that ” I am the best thing that has happened to the party”.
It will be recalled that one of the demands of the G-7 PDP Governors before the defection of five of them to the All Progressives Congress (APC), was for Tukur to relinquish his position.
The aggrieved governors accused Tukur of high-handedness in the piloting of the affairs of the party.
But Tukur told the newsmen that he was not moved by the various accusations levelled against him by both the G7 governors and members of the other opposition parties.
“They even said that I am a virus. Yes, I agree that I am virus, but a virus for discipline; a virus for good governance; virus for positive change; and virus for all things that are good
“Do you resign when you know that you are doing good things or do you resign simply because a few people are angry that you are doing positive things and they are not comfortable with such good things.’’
Tukur said that the party leadership would continue to talk to the aggrieved governors and other members of the party.
“Even in your home, if your wife run away, you would always look for ways of talking to her hoping that she would see reason and return home,’’ he said.