The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan cannot unilaterally remove him from office.
Tukur said since he was elected at a convention, he can only be removed through a properly conducted national convention.
Tukur told journalists briefly in Abuja that it was also not true that Jonathan had asked him to resign from his position, adding that the rumour going the rounds concerning this was being planted by those he described as being in the opposition.
Tukur said, “I am an elected National Chairman, I have my certificate of return, I can not resign. The convention brought me, so It has to take the convention that brought me for me to resign.
“So, not even the President can ask me to resign. Remember, some members of the National Working Committee were asked to go recently because the election that brought them was flawed. So, Mr. President can not thread that route again.”
Tukur also maintained that he had not been accused of breaching the party’s constitution and that no one had successfully proved any allegation of wrongdoing against him.