"PDP Governors have performed best in Nigeria" - Bamanga Tukur

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, on Tuesday, said the party’s 23 state governors were the best in the country as they have performed better than their contemporaries in other parties.

The party chairman, however, warned the governors not to ascribe the glory of their achievements to themselves, but instead give it to the party which offered them the platform to serve.

He warned the governors never to fall prey to the antics of praise singers, adulators and those he described as “grovellers,” who, according to him, will always be around them.

He added that “the grovellers” have mastered the trick of causing government officials to derail, stressing that such people are responsible for making public servants to develop swollen heads and feel bigger than the party.

“If you are performing and everybody acknowledges it, it is not you who should take the credit, but the PDP,” Mr. Tukur said after a closed-door meeting with some former members of the National Assembly, who visited him at his Abuja home. “It is the party that gave you the platform to serve and so the party’s name, like a label, must be attached to every achievement you made.”