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'PDP will overcome its problems'

29 August 2013, 13:41

Bauchi - Bashir Bukar, Assistant Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, has expressed optimism that the party would overcome its problems.

Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Bauchi, Bukar said the party would emerge stronger.

“I am hopeful that we will surmount those crises and work as a team towards actualising our 2015 dream.

“We have our challenges like every other party, but for us, these crises are not insurmountable; they are part of democracy.Dialogue should continue to be part of us,” he said.

According to him, attempts by some members of the party to unseat the National Chairman of the Party, Bamanga Tukur will not solve the problems.

He advised those agitating for the removal of Tukur, to have a re-think and instead, offer constructive criticism that would enable the party to excel.

“Removing Bamanga Tukur will not take us anywhere. If you remove him today, you will appoint somebody tomorrow and the programme of the new chairman to be elected, may not go down well with some people.

“It may not be easy for the new chairman to prepare the party for the 2015 general elections as time is even against any credible leader, to gather both human and material resources within the limited time .

“I know that every leader has challenges in his domain, but the challenges can be addressed through patience, dialogue and understanding in the best interest of the party," he said.

The chieftain reminded the people that "PDP is a big party and once you have a big party, you are bound to have complex crises."

He however observed that the ability of the party to manage such crises, would determine its credibility.



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