“We have a presidential mandate to move beyond 23 states in our control and win at least 32”– PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
“When the time comes, I assure we will do what we know how to do best”– PDP BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih
IT is certainly one of the biggest stories of the week. The embattled National Chairman of the ruling PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, took time away from the desperate battle he is fighting for survival, within the party, to rally the troops. Not the best of times at the head of the party, and more often than not, putting out the fires lit by political enemies, the chairman was for once receiving a friendly delegation of a Southwest caucus of the PDP.
The occasion obviously got the better of his effusive side. BamangaTukur might not have been an ex-soldier, but it is clear that the years of hob-nob with military men have left some deep imprimatur on the venerable old man’s consciousness.
This is because in that meeting he underlined the fact that “2015 (is) a year of serious political war”, which “the party must win”. The old man had recently openly declared that the 2015 election was “Total War” for his party.