Subsidy scam: ACN asks PDP national chairman to resign Reviewed by Momizat on . The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has advised the national chairman of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to step down immedia The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has advised the national chairman of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to step down immedia Rating:
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Subsidy scam: ACN asks PDP national chairman to resign

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has advised the national chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to step down immediately.

The opposition party made the call following the arraignment of one of his sons in the N1.7 trillion fuel subsidy scam.

ACN in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated that Tukur’s resignation would enable the party leader relieve himself of the huge moral burden placed on him by his continued stay in office.

“It is important to say here that the fuel subsidy scam trial will be held in two courts: the Court of Law and the Court of public opinion” the party stated.

According to the party, Alhaji Tukur’s position as the leader of the ruling party has created the perception that the on-going trial, involving his son will not be fair.

“While Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is not facing any charges in the court of law over the scam, he is definitely a star suspect in the court of public opinion. That is why many Nigerians are already insinuating that nothing will come out of the trial, especially as far as his son is concerned” the party stated, adding that “this is an allusion to the influence bestowed upon him by his high office.”

The statement further read that, “while we have nothing but absolute confidence in the ability of the judicial process to ensure justice, we believe that anything than can reinforce the impression of thwarted justice in the fuel subsidy scam trial should be removed. Alhaji Bamagar Tukur’s continued stay in office is one of such.”

A  Lagos High court on Thursday granted bail to the sons of the former and serving national chairman of the PDP, Ahmadu Ali and Bamaga Tukur, and some other suspects indicted in the oil subsidy scam.

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    oga please step down for me to complete your tenure. if your son is corrupt you too is corrupt .we want good leadership like  me .ALBERT BENIBO.. I CAN LEADE PDP TO THE PROMISE LAND.WERE THERE IS MILK&MONEY…GOOD  HUMAN EMPOWERMENT. DEVELOPMENT .AND GOOD GOVERMENT……PLEASE  STEP DOWN FOR ME..

    • heranni78

      Why is he going to step down becouse of his son’s crime? Please my brother are u going to blame ur father becouse of some of ur bad behaviours, please think!

      • Afolabi Olaleye Toye

        How did he(son) get the money if not through his father conections? 


    The ACN will do us good by providing the necessary nexus between Tukur and his son in relation to the subsidy scam. In the absence of that, any call for the resignation of the PDP chairman on moral ground is premature and a sheer waste of time. It is one thing to allege a person committed an offence in active connivance with another and another thing to prove the allegation. The law and morality see Tukur and his son as two different individuals, therefore, we cannot visit the sins of the father on his son and vice versa.

  • Abayomi Tolu

    the call for the resign  Bamanga tukur is what is least expected to happen in a country like Nigeria. Ordinarily, the PDP chair should not have waited too long before he resigns. This is what we know from time immemorial that the affluent in the society are those involved in the scam called subsidy, Imagine it is the sons and daughters of these affluents that have access to the public fund, and indirectly these affluent are the ones benefiting from the public fund. Nigerians would be happy to see a good end to this trials.

  • Oke Cjbraimah

    the pdp chairman should not in office one day longer than necessary. not too long ago the Nigerian ambassador’s son was said to have been involved in criminal activities, the ambassador, a professor was replaced by the Federal govt. Tukur’s continued stay in office is a misnomer. go bamanga go!. 

  • Oghene

    does he really need anybody to ask him to resign before resigning? Nigerian politicians are shameless and power drunk thus he will remain there no matter what.

  • speechtherapy

    Since when did Bamanga become a member of the executive in Nigeria? How does his stay in offence constitute a conflict or an obstruction of justice? ACN is a party fool of ignorant people or have forgotten so soon that Fola Adeola an ACN Vice Presidential candidate is the chairman of Bamaga Tukur’s son’s company! Pray tell,should Fola also resign from the ACN now?

  • onuigbo

    Have you ever seen or heard a Nigerian resigned based on principle?  Must be kidding to ask Tukur who fought tooth and nail to become PDP meal ticket holder. They will be the first to preach rule of law and morality to the rest of us. Once in government,wants always to be or who wants to lose being relevant.

  • Bashir Hama’adama

    I am honestly ashamed of the whole situation. If the PDP Chairman cant be a gentleman and resign on principle, then we still have a long way in creating confidence in our leaders. Nigerians should come out in mass and fight these types of leaders. We are just wasting our time fighting Boko Haram. These are the people that leads to the emergence of groups like Boko Haram. Babangida and Obansajo should start from asking Bamanga to step down on principle. A lot of us are so ignorant of the whole situation to the extent of supporting such nefarious activity of the PDP Czar. No body should tell us that his hands are stained in the subsidy scandal.

  • Forty Seven vids

    loool..even if he resigns what’s gonna happen??………

  • sighorue

    We all know that, the honourable chairman will not resign. It will be more honorable if he resigns. Even if he is innocent, it will be judged that his son has used the influence of his father to gain access to those in authority who have helped him to commit these crimes for which he is been accussed. The end of PDP is drawing closer with each passing day.

  • tommy_68

    It pains me to see paid lobbyist crowd this platform and try to confuse Tukur to remain in office. The truth remains in the fact that both former and present chairmen lobbied their way to front their children in the oil deals. Why is it not me or any other non privileged Nigerian? The fools are not even bothered, you need to see how they smiled out of the court room at each of their arraignment. The only honourable thing for Tukur to do is to resign or be forced to do so, in that way; we shall believe in this much talked about corruption war!!!

  • Adeleke

    The fight against corruption in this present Nigeria is only a mirage in the sense that the government pretends to arrest suspects but lacked the sincerity to prosecute them because they are all charlatans.

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