Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Tuesday told his detractors in the party that he was not only in office, but also in power.
He said nobody could remove him from office.
The former governor of the defunct Gongola State in the Second Republic, however, said that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) may resign because of some irregularities surrounding their election.
Tukur, who spoke with reporters after the NWC members met President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, said he would continue to lead the party.
Majority of the governors on the platform of the party want Tukur out of office.
Asked if the President told him to resign, he said: “I dey dam dam. The meeting is about regularising the family of PDP because there was INEC observation, some of the members of the NWC were not properly elected so it has to be regularised.
“Those who have not been elected will resign and they will go back, they will have the opportunity to regularise. About eight people are affected. There are three people that are not affected, they are the National Chairman, the National Financial Secretary, National Auditor and of course National Secretary which is vacant now. The other eight people, all the deputies, and ex-officios and the rest of them who in the convention were not voted for.
“It is not true that I am resigning. Resign for what? It is not true at all. We are here to run the PDP and we have done so and we will continue to run the PDP.
“We are going to have our caucus tonight. We are going to have BOT tomorrow and we are going to have our NEC on Thursday.
“It is not true that I will resign. The chairman is there dam dam. The chairman is not only in office, he is in power. In PDP, there is no vacancy in the national chairmanship.”
It was gathered that those to resign include the National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh, the Deputy National Chairman, Sam Sam Jaja; National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha; Deputy National Organising Secretary, Okechukwu Nnadozie; Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Binta Goje; National Youth Leader, Garba Chiza; Deputy Youth Leader, Dennis Alonge Niyi; Deputy National Auditor, Umar Ibrahim; National Women Leader, Kema Chikwe; Deputy National Women Leader, Hannatu Ulam; Deputy National Treasurer, Claudus Inengas; and National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwom.