The late Minister was survived by three wives, nine children and many grandchildren, as well as brothers and sisters
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He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him more years and good health.
Frank said this while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday
He said: “I am calling on all Nigerians to be more patriotic for the country to have economic growth and always pray for the peace of the nation as we are all aware of Boko Haram’s incessant attacks that have destroyed our peace and unity in this country
I deem it fit to use this opportunity of my 80th birthday celebration to announce my retirement from partisan politics’’.
Today marks yet another colourful day in the life of Dr. (Alhaji) Bamanga Mohammed Tukur, CON, (fondly called BMT) as friends, associates and well-wishers in Nigeria and the Diaspora gather together to celebrate an iconic living legend that has bestrode the narrow political and business nation of Nigeria, nay the world like a colossus.
I have no plan to quit politics, says Bamanga TukurThe former National Chairman of the PDP in a statement by his Special Assistant (Media), Oliver Okpala, pointedly declared that he is in politics to serve the nation and give his best
Jonathan, who was represented by Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, said the inauguration of the train services was crucial to the growth and development of Gombe State and other adjoining states
He was reacting to his suspension from the party on Thursday by the members of the National Working Committee
Rising from the 395th meeting of its National Working Committee held on Wednesday, the party anchored its decision on the suit and counter suit filed by the duo against the national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu
Tukur gave the advice in a press statement on Sunday in Abuja against the backdrop of reported chaos in the National Assembly involving security operatives as well as the perceived breakdown of confidence between political parties leaders and members on electoral matters
He said following the defection of seven governors elected on the platform of the PDP to the All Progressives Congress in 2013, pressures were mounted on President Goodluck Jonathan to remove him to enable the governors return to the party
Tukur also wants the court to grant an order allowing him to preside over the affairs of the party until 2016, when his tenure as the party’s national chairman would have expired
Among the governors elected on the platform of the PDP that defected to the New PDP and later to the All Progressives Congress were the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi; Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
It said: Tukur served as the General Manager and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Ports’ Authority from 1975 to 1982 and Governor of the then Gongola State in 1983
Tukur made the call when a group affiliated to the PDP, the National Consolidation Group, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja on Monday
On the denial by the Presidency that President Goodluck Jonathan was not culpable in the crisis rocking Rivers State, Abubakar said the contrary was the case
This information was contained in Tukur’s congratulatory message to the new chairman on in Abuja on Tuesday
The appointment is coming as a compensation for Tukur who resigned as the national chairman of the PDP after a lot of pressure
He added that Tukur`s resignation was a denouement, which brought to the fore the unimpeachable democratic features of the PDP