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'PDP needs promoter of dialogue as chairman'

20 January 2014, 13:03

Jigawa - A lawmaker, Rep. Adamu Bashir, has urged the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to ensure that only “a promoter of dialogue” becomes the National Chairman of the party.

The former chairman, Bamanga Tukur, voluntarily resigned his position on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

 In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kazaure on Sunday, Bashir, a PDP member representing Kazaure/ Roni/Yankwashi/Gwiwa Federal constituency in Jigawa, admonished party members to shun sentiment in the selection of new party chairman.

He urged the leaders of the party to ensure a level playing ground for Tukur’s successor to emerge through a transparent process.

According to him, there will continue to be problems if the rules are violated in the process of appointing or electing party chairmen.

“Whoever will succeed Tukur, should be somebody who is a bridge builder, who will represent the interest of Nigerians and the party,” he advised.

The lawmaker therefore urged party leaders to put their interests aside and promote peace for the development of the party.

-  NAN


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