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Bamanga Tukur Begs Nigerians To Support Their Leaders At All Levels

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A former National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has emphasised the need for Nigerians to support those in leadership positions at all levels to ensure national development.
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He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when the Goodluck Support Group, a political pressure group affiliated to the PDP paid him a courtesy call.
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“Support your leaders because they are your embodiment of your originality, what we do not own we cannot take care off it.
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“We need to believe and support our own to ensure good governance and development in all sectors,’’ Tukur said.
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He advised critics of President Goodluck Jonathan to be constructive and to ensure that their criticism brought about a better society.
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He, however, commended the group for their support, patriotism and commitment to the country, the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.
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Tukur explained that the PDP was today regarded as the greatest party in Africa because of the support of the group and Nigerians.
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He added that the PDP would continue to be united and strong to enthrone a better future for all Nigerians.
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“A strong party breeds a strong nation and a stronger man breeds a strong economy,’’ Tukur said.
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He said the opposition might be singing a different tune since the PDP led Federal Government was doing a lot in all sectors to improve the lots of the people.
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He further urged the group to encourage and mobilise Nigerians in the Diaspora to return to the country and contribute to government`s development efforts.
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“If you do not come back, please look back,’’ he said.
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Earlier, Dr Eddy Olafeso, Deputy National Coordinator of the group, said that the visit was to pay homage to Tukur and thank him for his selfless service to the PDP an Nigeria.
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He described Tukur as an astute politician and a businessman who had done well for the nation and the PDP.
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He stressed that Tukur should be held in high esteem, recent events in the PDP notwithstanding.
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Olafeso called on all Nigerians to rally round President Jonathan especially in times of challenges, adding that this was critical to ensure national development.
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Olafeso said that President Jonathan in the last two years had done well in all sectors to the economy.
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He expressed hope that with Tukur as the Chairman of the National Railway Corporation, the corporation would get a boost that would benefit Nigerians.
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The Goodluck Support Group was initiated in 2010.