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Crisis hits Kogi PDP over demand for 5 years audit report
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Crisis hits Kogi PDP over demand for 5 years audit report

Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit with a crisis over demand for a financial audit report from 2016 till date by some stakeholders in the State. DAILY POST gathered on Thursday that the request followed beliefs in some quarters that there was a high level of financial malfeasance and commercialisation of party activities by ‘cliques’ who have been managing the affairs of the party for the past five years. PDP is an opposition party in Kogi State and some party leaders in the State who have not been in touch with the direction of things in the party have, however, written to the National leadership of the party, seeking the constitution of a high-powered investigative panel to review and forensically audit the Party’s financial dealings, spanning bet...
PDP National Chairman-elect mourns Senator Wayas
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PDP National Chairman-elect mourns Senator Wayas

National Chairman-elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iorchia Ayu on Thursday mourned the demise of the former Senate President, in the Second Republic, Senator Joseph Wayas. In a statement he signed and sent to DAILY POST by his Media Office in Abuja, Ayu joined millions of Nigerians at home and abroad to recall the role played by the late Senate President who formed the bedrock of Nigeria’s democracy today. Dr Wayas died in an undisclosed London hospital at the age of 80 after a brief illness. Dr Ayu was late Nigeria’s Senate President years later after late Wayas in the ill-fated Third Republic but eulogised the deceased for being a quintessential democrat who left bold prints on the politics and political history of Nigeria. Ayu reasoned that late Wayas role sta...
Stop crying wolf, answer to cases of financial crime against you – Benue PDP to Akume
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Stop crying wolf, answer to cases of financial crime against you – Benue PDP to Akume

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has challenged the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to prove his innocence by answering to the financial crime leveled against him in the state. DAILY POST had reported that the state government petitioned anti graft agencies in the country to investigate the former lawmaker over alleged financial impropriety amounting to about N4,556,899,632.9 billion naira when he served as Governor. According to the petition, the alleged financial fraud which ranges from misappropriation of public funds, approvals above limit, abuse of office and public trust also include sale of 33,440,818 units of shares at the Benue Investment and Property Company, BIPC, also valued at billions of naira without reco...
Ekiti 2022: PDP bloc declares support for ex-Gov Segun Oni
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Ekiti 2022: PDP bloc declares support for ex-Gov Segun Oni

Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni has received support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Progressive, a bloc within the state chapter. DAILY POST reports that the race for the successor Governor Kayode Fayemi is gearing up. On Wednesday, Ekiti PDP Progressive leader, Wale Ayeni, and Dominion Group convener, Kemi Elebute Halle declared that Oni will return to the Government House in 2022. Halle told opponents to be prepared for battle, insisting that he remains the aspirant to beat. “Oni is the most favoured. Politics is not all about money, Ekiti people love and want Segun Oni back. “He is a man of the people, a politician with integrity, a man who is ready to cater for the forgotten. “Mobilization will commence by Monday December 6. We will start from Fajuyi Par...
Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo
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Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo

Governor-elect of Anambra state, Charles Soludo has been warned that Igbo youths are angry. A former deputy leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Uche Mefor revealed this today in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Governor. He urged the governor to advocate for Igbo youths in his government. Recall that the former governor of the central bank of Nigeria emerged winner of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state on Wednesday morning. Soludo defeated his counterparts from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Young Progressive Congress (YPP) after he garnered total votes of 112,229 almost double of the candidate behind him. In a statement on his Facebook page addressed to Soludo, the former IPO...
PDP would have become dictatorial if Buhari didn’t win in 2015 – Newly elected Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu
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PDP would have become dictatorial if Buhari didn’t win in 2015 – Newly elected Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu

Newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Iyorchia Ayu has said that the former ruling party would have become dictatorial or complascent if it did not lose power in 2015. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday November 6, Ayu said had the current ruling party lost, they would have thought that they are better than the PDP. He said;   “My priority is for the party to take power. Political parties priorities is always to win. Therefore, I reviewed the reasons why we lost power in 2015 and going to work to unite the party, to sharpen the programmes of the party, market the party to the Nigerian electorate in a way that they will be prepared to vote for us. “In a democracy, it’s normal for political parties to lose power. If we...
Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo
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Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo

Governors of Abia, Delta and Oyo States, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Okowa and Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, joined the Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a grand rally, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. Ikpeazu, who is also the Chairman of Valentine Ozigbo national campaign Council, led other governors to urge Anambra voters to vote Ozigbo, insisting they will work to ensure he emerged as governor. Ikpeazu described Anambra people as being among the creme of the country, but chided them for being in an alternative political party, saying the creme of Nigeria cannot be at the backwards. Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa said the recently conducted national convention of PDP which produced new leaders of the party had sent clear signa...
Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may face hunger – Gov Okowa
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Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may face hunger – Gov Okowa

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may go hungry due to the prevailing food crisis. The governor said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Monday, November 1 to speak on the recently concluded PDP convention. He said Nigerians know that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will do better than the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the opposition party assumes power in 2023. “In the first instance, we are not competing with them anymore. Looking through the years of PDP and looking through these past six years plus, the difference is clear,” he said. I believe that Nigerians are able to see for themselves that the PDP came in at a time when things were really very difficult and we were able to build a foun...
Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC
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Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC

About 1, 266 members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa State. Alhaji Aminu Sani, the State APC chairman, received the decampees on Sunday in Maigatari Local Government Area. This comes weeks after he was elected as the new State’s Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. It was gathered that all the state’s executive members from ward to state Congress emerged through consensus, in accordance with the party’s constitution. Receiving the decampees in Maigatari, the party chairman said the development had clearly indicated that the party had fulfilled its promises. Represented by the party youth leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Ya’u, he said the decampees would be given equal rights as every member of the party. ...
Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president
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Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president

Media practitioner and former presidential candidate, Dele Momodu, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Momodu, the publisher of Ovation magazine, announced the development in a statement released on Friday, October 29. In his statement, Momodu apologized for working towards the election of President Buhari in 2015. The statement reads “It is with a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to a unified and developed Nigeria that I have decided to re-enter the political arena and join the fray of active politicking again. I have been very frustrated about the state of our country and the manner the ruling party APC has virtually returned and reduced Nigeria to the rubbles of the stone age. Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president I ha...
Former Kwara Speaker, Ibrahim Bio Dumps APC, Defects To PDP
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Former Kwara Speaker, Ibrahim Bio Dumps APC, Defects To PDP

Ibrahim Isa Bio, an ex-Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bio, also a former Minister of Transport, defected on Thursday, alongside his supporters at his Gure/Gwasoro ward in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. It was reported that Bio, refused to go along with Dr Bukola Saraki when the former Senate President decamped to the PDP from the APC prior to the 2019 general elections. Welcoming Bio to the PDP, the Kwara State Publicity Secretary of the party, Tunde Ashaolu, in a statement in Ilorin on Thursday, commended the Baruten born politician for taking the bold and timely decision to join the party. He said ” the action reflects the wishes of Kwarans who are ...
Pay workers salary with money formally meant for Minna-Bida road – PDP to Niger govt
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Pay workers salary with money formally meant for Minna-Bida road – PDP to Niger govt

Niger State People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the All Progressives Congress-led Government of Governor Sani Bello to use all funds budgeted for the reconstruction of the Minna-Bida road to clear the backlog of salaries owed civil servants in the state, now that the NNPC has taken over rehabilitation work on the road The party made the demands in a statement signed by the state Chairman Tanko Beji and made available to newsmen in Minna. Beji said the party has taken note of the incoherent communication from the Niger State Government over the “Rehabilitation” “Dualization” or “Upgrading” of the Minna- Bida road that is beginning to assume another dimension. He stated, “with the takeover by NNPC, all funds related to or budgeted or sourced for the purpose of the “dualisa...
End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase
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End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase

On the occasion of the one-year remembrance of End SARS protests, a governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Terver Akase, has said that the shooting of some Nigerian youths during the protests at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, has left a dark spot on the country’s history and painful memories in the minds of all lovers of peace and justice. The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship hopeful recalled with sadness how peaceful and unarmed youths demanding for the reformation of the country were brutally shot and some lost their lives. Akase, who is the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, sympathized with the families of the victims and expressed hope that the patriotic resilience and sacrifice of the affected youths will ...
Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman
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Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman

A former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Babatunde Mohammed, on Saturday emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. DAILY POST reports that Mohammed emerged through affirmation process witnessed by former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and other chieftains of the party at the Atlantic Event Centre in Ilorin, the state capital. Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and officials of the party from Abuja national headquarters led by Hon John Akwarashi, witnessed the exercise which was handled by Dr Tunde Ajeigbe. Other executive members of the state council include, Mohammed Gunu Umar, Deputy-Chairman; and Razaq Lawal, Secretary. Others are Comrade Bisi Faka...
Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP
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Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP

Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment following the statement Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi made about the South East not winning the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dokpesi recently said: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.” But Ohanaeze, have now responded through its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, saying it is disheartening that Dokp...
Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie
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Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the southeast and former Nigerian envoy to Algeria and Philippines, Amb Nnamdi Onochie, has lamented that Nigeria’s political space has suffered in the last twelve years. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, Onochie, who recently declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidential seat of Nigeria, also regretted that the myriads of challenges ravaging the nation have continued to persist with no decisive approaches or measures taken by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to end them. The presidential hopeful posited that under the watch of the current government, Nigeria and her citizens have continued to witness tragedies of kidnapping of vulnerable scholars, University students, farmers ...
Anambra 2021: We can’t use PDP, APC logos on campaign buses because of IPOB – Lawmaker
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Anambra 2021: We can’t use PDP, APC logos on campaign buses because of IPOB – Lawmaker

Politicians in Anambra State are scared of using the logos of any of the political parties due to the fear of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a member of the House of Representatives, Obinna Chidoka has disclosed. Mr Chidoka disclosed this while contributing to a motion moved by Emeka Azubogu on Tuesday. The lawmaker said criminal elements have infiltrated the IPOB movement and are causing mayhem in the region. He said lawmakers from the southeast are now scared of going home due to fear of attacks of IPOB. He said even in the ongoing campaigns ahead of the November 6 gubernatorial election, politicians dare not put the logo of their parties on branded vehicles. “You can see that they are targeting campaign vehicles, all our cars with campaign materials, we have remo...
APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe
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APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not allow the Southeast to produce its 2023 presidential candidate. Abaribe said only his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can produce an Igbo President in 2023. In an interview on Channels Television, the PDP chieftain said the APC was not set up to manage Nigeria properly. Commenting on the possibility of an Igbo President in 2023, Abaribe said, “The man who the shoe pinches know where it hurts. The Igbos are the people in Nigeria who make conscious efforts of setting anywhere else without hurting their host. “At any point, you have never heard that they kill and maim their host so they know how to aggregate everybody’s feelings, their customs, their laws, their ...
Controversy looms as PDP governors vote North to produce National Chairman
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Controversy looms as PDP governors vote North to produce National Chairman

There is a controversy within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the zone to pick the party’s next National Chairman. The PDP Governors Forum had voted for the North to produce the party’s next National Chairman. The forum led by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, voted in favour of the North producing Uche Secondus’ successor. The governors who voted in favour of the Northern chairmanship are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), and Douye Diri (Bayelsa). The meeting resolved to pass the resolution of the governors to the zoning committee of the national convention, currently scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31 in Abuja. Ho...
Kwara PDP ward congress records high turnout
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Kwara PDP ward congress records high turnout

The ward congress exercise of the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held on Saturday across the 193 wards of the state recorded a high turnout of party members. The exercise, which was conducted on consensus arrangement, was also peaceful across the 193 electoral wards in the state. Executives of the party at the ward level were elected during the exercise, DAILY POST reports. Speaking with DAILY POST on phone, the state chairman of the party, Engr. Kola Shittu, described the exercise as peaceful and heartwarming. He said disagreements were resolved before the exercise, hence the rancour free and resounding success recorded throughout the state. Engr. Shittu, said all issues that could mar the success and peaceful conduct of the ward congresses exercise, were resolv...
We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee
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We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee

The meeting of the Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for National Offices of the Party ahead of the October 30-31 National Convention ended in Enugu, on Thursday, with the members of the committee adjourning till next week for conclusion of their work. Addressing newsmen after the closed-door meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the Chairman of the Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said that “we had a fruitful meeting and we adjourned to conclude next week”. Earlier in his welcome address, Gov. Ugwuanyi clarified that the committee has no mandate to zone political offices such as President or Vice President of Nigeria. The governor explained that “our Committee is strictly limited to the PDP National Executive Offices to...
Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi
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Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi

Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly, Mrs Biodun Olujimi has expressed strong optimism, that the defections currently being suffered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), would not affect its chances of winning elections. The lawmaker said those who defected to other parties might have personal reasons for leaving, expressing hope that they would soon return to the umbrella fold. Speaking to journalists in her office on Thursday, Olujimi, who was the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate, said, if those who left the party do not return, they would soon “fizzle into oblivion”. She said, “This is election time and election times are always like this. People who believe that their interests cannot be saved here will want to move. But let me assure you, they will al...
Defection: Ignore Fani-Kayode’s mischievous claims on Gov Ugwuanyi – Onoh
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Defection: Ignore Fani-Kayode’s mischievous claims on Gov Ugwuanyi – Onoh

Chairman of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh has refuted the insinuation by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is among some governors of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, expected to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, sooner than later. Onoh described Fani-Kayode’s gaffe as a “figment of his imagination” and borrowed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s words to say that “Governor Ugwuanyi dey PDP kamkpe!” Onoh said that if anybody was in doubt of Governor Ugwuanyi’s stable and courageous character, such a person should refer to last Thursday’s Southern Governors’ meeting in Enugu where Ugwuanyi was the only substantive Governor from the South east zone that attended. According to Onoh: “What Femi Fani-Kayode said wa...
Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi
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Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has rubbished the claim by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, that he facilitated his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umahi insisted that Fani-Kayode played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC. Fani-Kayode had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on his defection, the former minister claimed he played a role in Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State’s defection to APC. Reacting, Umahi charged Fani-Kayode to withdraw his claim. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Umahi maintained that Fani-Kayode was not aware of his defection to APC. ...
You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC
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You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC

Reno Omokri has reacted to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, defecting from PDP to APC after vowing he never would. Reno Omokri wrote on Instagram: "You say you are a friend of Sunday Igboho. You called him your brother. You called Nnamdi Kanu your “friend and brother” and one of the most courageous persons you know. You see what this demon in human flesh is doing to these freedom fighters, yet you do this? It makes me suspicious. How can these two people who were close to you and who confided in you, end up in Buhari’s trap and then you join his party? This looks like 30 pieces of silver! At this point, I would very much hate to be your friend and brother."
Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC
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Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he was led by the spirit of God to defect to the ruling APC FFK was today September 16 presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to statehouse correspondents after meeting the President, FFK said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria. He mentioned that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC. The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and ...
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
Buhari has made remarkable achievements in spite of insecurity – PDP chieftain, Idahosa
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Buhari has made remarkable achievements in spite of insecurity – PDP chieftain, Idahosa

A chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo, Charles Idahosa has claimed President Muhammadu Buhari made remarkable achievements in Nigeria, amid the security crisis rocking the country. Idahosa, an ally of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, made the claims on Friday during a news conference in Benin city the state capital He said the security challenges facing the entire nation has become an albatross to some of the achievements recorded by the President, stressing that President Buhari should not be judged based on insecurity alone. “Nigerians will not be fair to this administration if they judge based on insecurity. Buhari as far as I am concerned may not be the best, but a lot of things have happened since he came. But he is being judged based on insecu...
Kaduna LG Polls: PDP won all councils but was rigged out – Lawal Adamu alleges
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Kaduna LG Polls: PDP won all councils but was rigged out – Lawal Adamu alleges

A Chieftain of People’s Democratic Party in Kaduna State, Lawal Adamu has alleged that the PDP won all the 23 local government areas of the state but was rigged out. The All Progressive Congress (APC) party won 17 Chairmanship positions in the 19 local government elections held in Kaduna on September 4, 2021. However, Lawal Adamu who was a PDP Kaduna Central Senatorial District candidate in 2019 said, winning eight out of 12 wards by his party was a pointer to what would play out in 2023. Adamu in a statement in Kaduna on Friday described the just concluded Local Government elections in Kaduna as two horses race between the state-controlled All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) He alleged that the APC controlled party in the state was...
Attack on Secretariat: We will not be cowed by violence – Osun PDP
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Attack on Secretariat: We will not be cowed by violence – Osun PDP

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the unprovoked attack on its secretariat by suspected political thugs in a desperate attempt to scare party faithful from an important event scheduled to hold on the premises on Tuesday. The party, while describing itself as a major stakeholder in the affair of Osun, which is committed to maintaining law and order, stated that the assault on its Secretariat was an act of cowardice and desperation taken too far. In a statement made available by the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Ayodeji Areola, they described those who carried out the attack and their backers as shameless because they ended up showing to the world how evil and dangerous they are to democracy in the state. The statement disclosed...
Kaduna LG polls: APC loses to PDP in Governor El-Rufai’s polling unit
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Kaduna LG polls: APC loses to PDP in Governor El-Rufai’s polling unit

The All Progressives Congress has lost to the PDP in Kaduna State Governor’s polling unit. The PDP won by 24 votes in Governor El Rufai’s polling unit, 01, in Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state. Announcing the results at the end of the voting, Presiding Officer, Muhammad Sani, said the APC had 62 votes while PDP polled 86 votes. He said the total number of votes cast was 159 for the chairmanship position. The PDP was also ahead of the ruling APC by 100 votes against 53 for the Councilorship position. Before the election on Saturday, the governor had expressed confidence in the voting process, saying the outcome should be acceptable by all the parties in the election as it was nearly impossible to rig it. KAD-SIECOM, before Local Government elect...
Ekiti 2022: Ajijola beats ex-Deputy Governor to emerge PDP Repositioning Group candidate
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Ekiti 2022: Ajijola beats ex-Deputy Governor to emerge PDP Repositioning Group candidate

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has elected, Mr Lateef Ajijola as the group candidate for the party primary ahead of the 2022 governorship election. Ajijola, a former senatorial aspirant, in the group’s mini primary held in Ado Ekiti on Friday, defeated two other top contestants to emerge the winner. In the keenly contested poll, the Ado Ekiti born politician polled 50 votes. Another aspirant Otunba Yinka Akerele scored 26 votes, while a former deputy governor of the state, Dr. Sikiru Tai Lawal scored 4 votes. Speaking with journalists shortly after the exercise, Ajijola said the party will seek an amicable resolution of zoning agitation and allow the best aspirant to emerge the flag bearer of the party. According to him, “Well, It is still an ...
Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13
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Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released its timetable and schedule of activities in early preparation for the June 18, 2022 Ekiti Governorship Election. In a statement on Thursday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said, besides the timetable, the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the Sales of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.Ekiti State He said October 5, 2021 is the last date for the submission of forms. According to the statement, the NWC has also fixed the Screening of Aspirants for Monday, October 11, 2021. He added that appeals on the screening exercise are scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2021. “Consequently, the PDP congresses to elect the 3-man Adhoc W...
Don’t use sack of ministers to cover up your failures – PDP blasts Buhari
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Don’t use sack of ministers to cover up your failures – PDP blasts Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the sack of two ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari. PDP said Buhari should not use the sack of the ministers to cover his failures. DAILY POST reports that Buhari had sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Maman Saleh. Spokesman to the president, Femi Adesina, had made the announcement Wednesday. Reacting, PDP said it’s investigating the real reason behind the sack of the two ministers. A series of tweets by the former ruling party reads: “@OfficialPDPNig describes President @MBuhari resort to sacking the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman, as a ludicrous and infective attempt to cover for his failures in off...
Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP
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Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “providing cover for corrupt officials”. The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, where the former Rivers State governor said anyone stealing public funds under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so “quietly”. Read HERE PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has reacted to Amaechi's comments. Speaking on Monday, August 30, he said the “confession” by Amaechi vindicates the opposition party’s allegations of corruption in the APC. “The confession by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vi...
PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting
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PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed shock over the reported shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuff and other household goods, allegedly by a military helicopter in Dutch Island area of Rivers State. It was reported on August 27, 2021 that, a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passengers’ boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, resulting to several casualties In a statement on Saturday by, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, he said the PDP was alarmed by reports of how the said military helicopter allegedly circled, targeted and shot at civilians, who were ferrying foodstuff and household items from Nembe-Bille jetty, in a bloody assault, in which the traders sustained gunshot ...
Court reinstates Uche Secondus as PDP national chairman
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Court reinstates Uche Secondus as PDP national chairman

Justice Nusirat. I. Umar, a vacation Judge of the Kebbi State High Court, has ordered Uche Secondus to return to his position as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman. Justice Umar gave the order in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday while ruling in suit no: KB/AC/M. 170/2021. The judge said she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondents that an interim order be granted on the purported suspension of Secondus pending judgment. She granted leave to Secondus “to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party’s constitution…” The party leader will remain in his position pending the hearing and final determinati...
PDP splits as 2 acting national chairmen emerge
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PDP splits as 2 acting national chairmen emerge

There was confusion on Tuesday, August 24, as the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) split into two factions. The two Deputy National Chairmen of the party - Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi and Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif - in separate announcements on Tuesday, claimed to be the party’s acting National Chairman. On Monday, August 23, a court issued an order restraining the substantive National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, from parading himself as PDP National Chairman and taking part in any activity of the party while the order lasts. To fill the leadership gap created by the suspension of Secondus, Akinwonmi and Nazif are laying claim to the position of the National Chairman. In a statement relea...
‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC
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‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State for refusing to join Governor Bello Mohammed in the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau had refused to join Matawalle, who recently decamped from the PDP to the APC. Gusau further decried prevalent plans to impeach him despite a court order stopping such moves. He described the state assembly’s plan to proceed with the impeachment as indecorous and unlawful on Thursday. But Fani-Kayode wondered why the Deputy Governor should betray the Governor, who picked him as Deputy in the first place. “When a Governor decamps from one party to another shouldn’t his Deputy go with him? Is that not what loyalty is all about? “Against his better j...
You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari
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You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the statement made by President Buhari that he doesn't want to leave office as a failure. Recall that the President said this on Thursday, August 19, while meeting with the security chiefs. Reacting to his comment, PDP in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "President Buhari is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure," adding that his ''attempt at political damage control cannot help his fizzling All Progressives Congress (APC)''. The PDP in the statement described the comment by President Buhari that he will not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” adding that as "long as he is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave ...
2023: OBJ, PDP leaders in closed door meeting
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2023: OBJ, PDP leaders in closed door meeting

As the 2023 presidential election draws nearer, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, August 19, had a closed door meeting with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, and other leaders of the party in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The PDP chairman and the other leaders of the party arrived at the penthouse of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta at about few minutes past noon. The visit comes after some leaders of the party called for the removal of Secondus as chairman. Obasanjo who was a founding member of the PDP, denounced his membership of the party in February 2015.
Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, Dies at 74
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Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, Dies at 74

A former Plateau Central Senator and deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, is dead. He was 74 years old. Late Mantu died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 17 at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation. In 2001 he was elected Deputy Senate President under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a position he held till 2007. Mantu, who hails from Gindiri District in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, worked in various establishments before joining politics He will be buried by 2pm today. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu
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Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu

Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Niger State and immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has described the last Saturday’s congress of the party as a sham and an abuse of rule of law. He stated that the congress was in liaison with a bought over North central leadership of the party by a faction of the state PDP. Addressing a crowd of party supporters in his house in Minna, who came to welcome him from Abuja, Babangida said even the National Working Committee of the PDP was taken aback by the illegality and brazen abuse of the rule of law by some desperate politicians. He said, “The state party congress was held by a faction of the party members in the state penultimate week, in liaison with a bought over North central leadership ...
Diplomat’s assault: ‘Nigerians being ridiculed under Buhari’ – PDP wants Indonesia sanctioned
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Diplomat’s assault: ‘Nigerians being ridiculed under Buhari’ – PDP wants Indonesia sanctioned

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the assault of a Nigerian diplomat in Indonesia. National Chairman, Uche Secondus said Nigerians are being humiliated abroad under President Muhammadu Buhari. He urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government to sanction Indonesia over the treatment of the officer. The opposition leader charged Nigeria to apply no constraints in responding to the situation. In a statement, Secondus said no citizen deserved such treatment, noting that a foreign official represents the home country. “These needless insults on Nigerians must stop. APC misrule has helped to aggravate this unfortunate development, we must protect our humanity in the comity of nations.” Secondus called for expulsion of the Indonesian ambassador in Nige...
PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor
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PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of Mai Mala Buni from office as Governor of Yobe state. In the lawsuit filed on August 12 by PDP's lawyer Emeka Etiaba, with Umar Damagum, PDP’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji as plaintiffs, the opposition party stated that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the APC. Maintaining that Buni violated Section 183 of the Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite holding the position of an executive governor, PDP is now seeking for an order directing Yobe chief judge or any other senior person...
Governor Wike Storms PDP BoT meeting
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Governor Wike Storms PDP BoT meeting

A mild drama reportedly played out on Thursday August 5, after Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state stormed the venue of a meeting for members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Nation reported that the meeting "must have become unsettled" as Governors are not members of the BoT and do not attend the party’s BoT meetings. The Rivers state Governor was said to have walked in when PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus was delivering his opening address and promptly took his seat among the attendees. It is however not clear if Wike was attending the meeting on the invitation of the BoT.
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo
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5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo

About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Action Alliance (AA) have decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Imo State. The defectors were received into the APC fold by the apex leader of the part in the Owerri zone, Prince Lemmy Akankem. This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday. Speaking while receiving the defectors, the APC leader in the Owerri zone, Pince Akankem, attributed the mass defection to the shared prosperity of Gov Hope Uzodimma’s government. He said, “Your defection and registration into our party has afforded you all the opportunity to be bonafide members of our great party, in no distant time PDP will soon empty itself into APC, I assure you today that every one of yo...
Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court
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Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court

Mr Stephen Odey, the Senator representing Cross River North has been sacked by the Court of Appeal. A three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu accepted the argument that member representing Obudu/Yala Federal Constituency Hon. Jerigbe Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the seat. The Court in consolidated suit No CAL/C/NAEA/SEN/167/2021, ruled the lower tribunal erred when it ignored Judgments of superior courts that earlier resolved Jarigbe as the rightful candidate of the PDP. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been asked to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Odeh. The electoral commission was also ordered to iss...
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Lagos PDP Secretary, Muiz Shodipe, Is Dead

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost its secretary in Lagos state, Muiz Shodipe. The sad news was confirmed by the Spokesman for the party in Lagos, Taofik Gani. According to him, Mr Shodipe died in the early hours of Wednesday. He noted that the sudden loss of Mr Shodipe to the cold hands of death was one death too much for the party, as it might slow down the re-engineering of the party in the state. Mr Gani said: “The party fears that the death of the dogged Secretary at this time is a big blow which may slow the re-engineering of the Party in the state. “It, however, submits to the will of God just as it prays for the soul of the departed to enjoy the bosom of the Lord.” He prayed for the family to have the fortitude to bear the monumental loss. The spokesma...

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