The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has assured that the party will no longer tolerate imposition of candidates during elections. He told newsmen in Yola yesterday that the aggrieved G7 governors entrenched a culture of impunity and imposition of candidates irrespective of the wishes of voters. Bamanga promised that henceforth the PDP under his leadership would not condone such undemocratic acts. He accused the G7 governors of scheming to pocket the party in their states with a view to hand-picking party candidates in 2015 elections irrespective of popularity, stressing that the era of highhandedness was over.
Tukur said reconciliation was being dragged because the dissenting members behaved as though they were superior to the party under which platform they rose to prominence.
The national chairman gave the new PDP a precondition for reconciliation, saying the Kawu Baraje-led faction must stop their confrontational approach before headway could be made. “Those that are crying wolf over our reform agenda do not want change. “Honestly people should ask the seven aggrieved governors when last they conducted stakeholders meeting of the party in their respective states. Their leadership style is dictatorial because they have personalised the PDP as their private property,” he stated.