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Ex-PDP Chair, Tukur, Hails Buhari’s 100 Days

Posted: Sep 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari has received commendation of sorts from unexpected quarters, in the wake scathing criticism from the opposition, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the progress made in the country under his administration in the first 100 days since the May 29, 2015 inauguration.

Former national chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, said in Abuja on Thursday that Buhari has kept every one of his his campaign promises to Nigerians since he took office.

According to a report in the Daily Trust, Tukur said Buhari promised Nigerians that he would tackle corruption, end insurgency and unemployment and has since hit the ground running with efforts yielding positive results.

Addressing newsmen ahead of his 80th birthday next Tuesday, Tukur cautioned politicians not to allow religion and ethnicity to becloud their political views.

He said politics should be built on the virtues of justice, equity and fairness to ensure that the country’s democracy is deepened.

Tukur, however, noted that if he were the PDP national chairman who led the party to the last general election that saw the All Progressives Congress (APC) sweeping most of the states and the centre, the party would have won.

|despite his seeming commendation of Buhari’s government, Tukur said he was still a PDP member and would not leave the PDP for another political party at 80 just because it lost the elections, adding that in a democracy there must be a ruling party and an opposition party.