The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has described himself as a virus in the party.
But unlike the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who said Tukur must be chased out because of the virus in him, the national chairman of the party however said he remained a positive virus in the ruling party.
Tukur insisted that he was a necessary virus for the entrenchment of democratic culture, discipline and good governance in the party and the country.
He said he hoped that Lamido would soon catch this necessary virus for the good of the PDP and the country.
Tukur stated this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr. Oliver Okpala, in Abuja on Sunday.
He said, “The National Chairman remarked that this virus that Lamido perceived is a necessary virus in any democratic political structure for sustenance and continuity of our nascent democratic dispensation.
“He said if the virus had spread enough the likes of Lamido would not have walked out on the President of the country and other party leaders during the party’s last convention.”
Tukur made it clear that discipline was a necessary instrument in the smooth running of any political organisation or society as any organisation or society without discipline opens the door for indiscipline, anarchy and catastrophe.
The National Chairman said that it was only in a political dispensation that some governors could go free after conspiring and walking out on the President of the country in the party’s last national convention.
The action of the governors, he said, amounted to a political coup and secession which he said should be condemned by every right thinking Nigerian as an insult on the office of the President of the country.
He assured party members throughout the country of his preparedness to continue to run the party with democratic ideals as a father and founding member of the PDP.