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Politics 2023: I’ll cease to be Nigerian if Tinubu becomes president – Bode George
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Politics 2023: I’ll cease to be Nigerian if Tinubu becomes president – Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, has said he will cease to be a Nigerian should national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, become president come 2023. Tinubu has neither confirmed or denied the growing speculation that he is planning to run in the 2023 presidential election as the flag bearer of the ruling APC. But appearing on Arise TV programme on Friday, George, an elder statesman, wondered why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has yet to open an investigation into the financial activities of Tinubu during his time as Governor of Lagos state. He also wants the financial crimes commission to look into Tinubu’s alleged involvement with Alpha Beta Consulting, a tax firm. “If, by whatever yardst...
PDP SW Congress: Melaye To Head Screening Committee, Fayose Group Kicks
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PDP SW Congress: Melaye To Head Screening Committee, Fayose Group Kicks

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Dino Melaye as the Screening Committee Chairman for the South-West zonal executive congress. National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.) made the announcement on Friday. The National Working Committee (NWC) also named Emilia Ezude as Secretary to the committee. Members of the committee are Shetimma Laah, Ekeleme Ikieje and Egede Israel. The team will screen all aspirants for the zonal executive committee positions. The statement added that the exercise is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Osogbo, the Osun State capital. S’West PDP Congress: Fayose, Adebutu, Adeleke, Olafeso reject Dino Melaye as screening Chairman A group in the South West People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Governor of Ek...
2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP
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2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is yet to decide on the zone to produce its candidate for the 2023 presidential election. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who made this known while appearing on Arise news said the party is yet to adopt any of the recommendations made by the Bala Mohammed-led committee, including that of zoning its presidential ticket. He said the proposal which advised that Nigerians from every part of the country be given an opportunity for the purpose of choosing the best candidate was still in review. “Due to enquiries from our members and the general public, it has become important to clarify that PDP is yet to adopt any of the recommendations proposed by the Bala Mohammed‘s Committee on the Review of the 2019 ...
Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport
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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport

  Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the military plane crash in Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. Reacting, Atiku commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash. In a tweet, Atiku wrote: “I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.” On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tw...
Goodluck Jonathan Denies His Reported Defection To APC
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Goodluck Jonathan Denies His Reported Defection To APC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted reports of his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Jonathan said he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Speaking at the supreme court victory/ thanksgiving service of the Bayelsa State governor, the former president described PDP “as a friend that carries people along.” According to Jonathan: “PDP has been a very friendly party, I am a member of PDP and I know from the beginning till today, it has been a very friendly party, PDP is a party that carries everybody along and we should extend that to Bayelsa State. Jonathan has been linked with a possible move to the APC after he played host to some chieftains of the ruling party. The former president was linked with the APC 2023 presidential ticke...
Anger As 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari To Daura For APC Registration
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Anger As 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari To Daura For APC Registration

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party; Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere; and some individuals have expressed surprise that 10 governors of the All Progressives Congress could abandon their state duties to accompany the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to revalidate his membership of their party in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Saturday. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was also part of the President’s entourage. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed the number of governors and others, who accompanied the President in a statement titled “We have nothing to hide, our books will always be open – President Buhari.” The statement read in part, “The President’s registration exe...
Wike’s Presidential Campaign Posters Surface In Abuja
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Wike’s Presidential Campaign Posters Surface In Abuja

Presidential campaign posters bearing the name and pictures of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, have surfaced in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Wike, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, is serving his second and final term of four years as the governor of the South-South state. Our correspondent sighted the posters that are in two different types in Abuja on Monday morning. They were posted in strategic locations on the popular Herbert Macaulay Way in the Central Business District of the FCT. Some were seen pasted on the fence of a building that served as the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Office in 2015 and 2019. Some others were seen posted close to the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and also opposite the Nigeria ...
Jonathan’s Romance With APC Triggers Anxiety In PDP
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Jonathan’s Romance With APC Triggers Anxiety In PDP

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fretting over the growing rapport between former President Goodluck Jonathan and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent times. GBADE OGUNWALE reports that some of the opposition leaders are worried by the implications of the unfolding development for 2023 elections To the casual onlooker, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be relatively calm, going by the lack of serious crisis at the national level. The party has so far been able to manage its crisis from erupting into the open. There are muffled disagreements among key party chieftains, which have continued to nibble at its unity and cohesion at the national, zonal and state levels. The party appears to be doing well at papering over the cracks...
2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki
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2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki

As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has promised to woo political stakeholders, youths, businessmen among others to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its push for a return to power at the centre. Saraki, who made the pledge, Wednesday, at the inauguration of the PDP National Reconciliation and Strategic Committee which he chairs, noted that with unity, the party would succeed in returning to power and give Nigerians the democracy dividends they have been yearning for in the past five and a half years. Decrying what he called the “lack of unity of purpose,” in the nation’s political leadership, the former Kwara state governor, counselled the PDP to go the whole ...
PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed
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PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already committed its presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections to the North. Prominent northern candidates likely to contest the 2023 presidential election on the PDP platform are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party's candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Ahmed Makarfi former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa and Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former Gombe state governor. Junaid who also said President Buhari lacks the capacity to lead the APC to victory in 2023 said any politician who realises that his ambition cannot be realised in the political party he belongs to s...
I Have Not Defected To APC – Umahi
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I Have Not Defected To APC – Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has denied reports making the rounds he has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). A House of Representatives from Ebonyi, Chinedu Ogah had claimed on Saturday the Governor had defected to the APC. Ogah, who is the only APC federal lawmaker from Ebonyi, also commended the Governor for defecting to APC. According to Ogah, Umahi defected to the APC after meeting several leaders of the party, including President Muhammadu Buhari. He described it as a bold step and move in the right direction and asked About, Enugu and Anambra Governors to join the APC for stability in the polity and South East. “Yes, Governor Umahi’s defection to our great party, APC is a step in the right direction. “We cannot a...
Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins
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Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins

Upon realising the APC had lost the election, Chairman of the party's National Campaign Council for the Edo election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has fled Benin, capital of Edo, in a private jet. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,.who scored 223,619 votes. Total votes cast was 550,242 out of which 12,835 was rejected. Obaseki was elected on the APC platform in 2016 but de...
INEC Declares Obaseki Winner Of Edo Governorship Election 2020
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INEC Declares Obaseki Winner Of Edo Governorship Election 2020

Godwin Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party has been declared winner of the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday. Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes. See full Results here
We Will Admit Obaseki If He Decides To Join Us – PDP
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We Will Admit Obaseki If He Decides To Join Us – PDP

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party will readily admit the embattled Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, into its fold if the governor decides to join the main opposition party. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in a telephone chat with our correspondent on the telephone on Friday. Asked if the PDP was ready to admit the governor into its fold, Ologbondiyan said: “Yes, we will accept him, of course.” The party spokesman however, said Governor Obaseki had yet to approach the PDP for membership as of the time he spoke with our correspondent at 6.57 pm. Asked if the PDP would offer its Edo State governorship ticket to Obaseki if he joined the party, Ologbondiyan said the governor won’t get automatic tick...
PDP Comes Hard On Buhari Over Killings, Robbery In Kaduna, Kogi
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PDP Comes Hard On Buhari Over Killings, Robbery In Kaduna, Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that the central control system of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has collapsed. PDP made the remark while berating Buhari over the recent rise of insecurity across the country. The opposition party condemned the increasing armed robbery and kidnapping activities in Kaduna and Kogi States. Recall that some armed herdsmen had a few days ago invaded Tudu village in Doka, Kufana District of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna. The attack left nine persons dead while many houses were destroyed by fire. Similarly, about 23 persons were killed during a robbery incident that occurred on Thursday at a commercial bank in Isanlu area of Kogi State. Reacting, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiya, berated ...
PDP Reacts To Death Of Gov Wike’s Aide, Nwakaudu
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PDP Reacts To Death Of Gov Wike’s Aide, Nwakaudu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock over the death of Governor Nyesom Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu. MCI had reported that Nwakaudu, who hailed from Abia State, died on Sunday. The cause of his death has not been made official but it could be related to cardiac arrest. Reacting, the main opposition party said it was pained that Nwakaudu died at his prime when his skills and patriotism were still most needed. “Our hearts bleed as our nation, the media industry and indeed Rivers state, have lost one of our brightest and patriotic media professionals; a loyal compatriot, who gave his all in serving our dear nation. “Nwakaudu was a courageous and hardworking Nigerian, who dedicated his youthful life in serving our nation as ...
Buhari’s COVID-19 Speech Empty, Fails To Address Real Concerns – PDP
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Buhari’s COVID-19 Speech Empty, Fails To Address Real Concerns – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s long awaited address on the COVID-19 pandemic came empty and failed to address the salient demands of the impact of the scourge on the nation. The party in a statement Sunday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that outside the social distancing and isolation, which Nigerians had already imposed on themselves, Buhari had no new solutions to offer the nation. The PDP said that the address did not touch on the real necessities of the majority of Nigerians who reside in the states where Buhari had ordered a lockdown. “It is unfortunate that Mr. President failed to respond to demands on hope for medications, direct social palliatives, cut in taxes as well as reduction in the pump pri...
It’s Not My Job To Speak For Opposition In Lagos – Agbaje
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It’s Not My Job To Speak For Opposition In Lagos – Agbaje

A pharmacist and the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, speaks with MUDIAGA AFFE on issues in his party, the need for more proactive steps to tackle the novel COVID-19 and other political issues What is your assessment of the COVID 19 that is fast ravaging the world, do you think Nigeria can handle it if it escalates more than the way it is now? Well, if we take the experience from those that have been badly affected, we must understand that we have a big hurdle to cross in terms of addressing this coronavirus issue. Developed countries that have stable health systems are being overwhelmed, so, to that extent I have my fears over our preparedness if we are overwhelmed similarly. So, I want to hope and pray that we can remai...
Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde
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Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde

Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday advised Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to focus on the challenge of governing his state, instead of day-dreaming about how the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can win elections in Lagos in 2023. The party said, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, that the Oyo State governor did not speak on his future permutation for Lagos PDP from a vantage point of experience. The statement reads: “My candid advice to Governor Makinde is this Igbo proverb that ‘those whose palm kernels were broken for them by some benevolent spirit should learn to be humble’. “His Excellency is apparently still excited that he managed to attain his dream office after series of electoral defeats. He needs not forget tha...
PDP Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Judgment On 2019 Presidential Election
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PDP Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Judgment On 2019 Presidential Election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, said the “plot” by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to destabilize the country has left it with no choice but to approach the Supreme Court for a review of the outcome of the 2019 Presidential election. This is even as the party stated that in addition to the Presidential election, it would also tasked the apex court to take a second look at the governorship elections in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Osun states. Addressing newsmen at the party secretariat in Abuja, party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said the party took the decision having uncovered plot by the ruling party to influence the Supreme Court to upturn the Bayelsa governorship election in favour of the APC.
I Am Sorry For My Mistakes – Fayose to PDP members
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I Am Sorry For My Mistakes – Fayose to PDP members

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday appealed to all the aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to drop the hatchet and work together in the overall interest of the party. Fayose, who apologized to all the aggrieved PDP members Ekiti, said the party must be repositioned ahead of future elections in the state. He spoke at his country home in Afao-Ekiti while addressing party members across the 16 local government areas and 177 wards in the state. The former governor said: “We are on a mission to repositioning the party because truly we need a new attitude as members of this party. We must tell ourselves the truth that there is nothing to share in failure and we must join hands to achieve something tangible. ” I know some person...
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Amosun, 3000 others defect to PDP in Ogun

Over three thousand members of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in Ogun State have defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), ahead of the Local Government elections expected to be conducted in the state next year and subsequent general elections in 2023. The defectors led by the House of Representatives candidate of the ANN for Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, Akeem Amosun, in the last general elections, said that they elected to move to PDP to form a vibrant and formidable opposition in the Gateway State. The former ANN members were received into PDP family on Thursday evening by former House of Representatives member; Hon. Ladi Adebutu and PDP chieftain, Sikurullai Ogundele. Akeem Amosun told reporters that the decision to moving from ANN to PDP would help him real...
PDP Ignores Court Order, Holds Election In Lagos
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PDP Ignores Court Order, Holds Election In Lagos

Despite a court order stopping the conduct of fresh election of new members of the state working committee (SWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday went ahead with the congress. Daily Trust reports that Justice T. A. O. Oyekan-Abdullahi of the Lagos High Court had ordered that status quo should remain in the affairs of the PDP in Lagos State. This followed a suit filed against the proposed special election for state executive positions of the party. The suit has the PDP, Senator Ben Obi, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and four others as defendants. But the representatives of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party sent in to conduct the election converged at an Hotel in Lagos yesterday where the speci...
“We’re Not A Party Of ‘Certificate Forgers” – PDP To Presidency
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“We’re Not A Party Of ‘Certificate Forgers” – PDP To Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it remained vibrant as a major opposition party in the country. This was in reaction to the statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lanre Issa-Onilu and Shehu Garba, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that opposition was dead in the country. National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, during a media briefing in Abuja on Sunday said it was untrue that opposition was missing or dead in Nigeria, adding that such claim was a figment of their imagination. Ologbondiyan stated Nigeria would never become a one-party state, warning that efforts to turn the country in the past to one-party state failed. He added that Nigeria would always survive dictators. T...
APC Mocks PDP, CUPP, Says The Party Is A Comedy Group
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APC Mocks PDP, CUPP, Says The Party Is A Comedy Group

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its alliance, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) saying it was peopled by “comedy theatre group”, While lamenting that though a democratic Nigeria needs a vibrant opposition to hold the ruling party accountable, it was unfortunate that the PDP and CUPP, have become a joke, irresponsible and rudderless. In a statement signed by the APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in Abuja, the party announced the “obituary” of the country’s main opposition, adding that noted that democracy cannot be fully operational in a situation where Nigeria’s “supposed main opposition” has become a crude joke. “Democracy ca...
PDP Tasks NASS To Redirect 2020 Budget
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PDP Tasks NASS To Redirect 2020 Budget

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) laments that the N10.7 trillion 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly will further impoverish Nigerians and mortgage the future of the nation. The party urges the legislature to redirect the fiscal proposal to serve the interest of majority of Nigerians. The party notes that the core of the budget remains hazy, showing streaks of padding, fraudulent duplications, replete with false performance indices, deceptive projections and inexplicable expenditure assertions which create openings for continued looting of our national patrimony by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and persons close to the Presidency. The PDP insists that it is inexcusable that despite the huge natural resources at Presid...
Buhari’s Independence Broadcast Insult To Nigerians, Says PDP
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Buhari’s Independence Broadcast Insult To Nigerians, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast as an insult on the psyche of Nigerians and a mockery of the nation’s integrity as an independent state. The party said the President’s speech was completely unpresidential, lacking in patriotic stance and replete with manifest inconsistencies, contradictions, paradoxes and false performance claims. In a statement Tuesday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party said the President’s broadcast was a “mockery of democracy” and has further confirmed that the country is in wrong hands. It noted that President Buhari, in his recorded address, failed to forcefully address the key issues of freedom, social justice, constitutional order, separation...
N400m fraud case: Court must invite ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan to give evidence – Olisa Metuh
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N400m fraud case: Court must invite ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan to give evidence – Olisa Metuh

Olisa Metuh, the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, September 24th insisted that the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice O.E. Abang should invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to give evidence in his ongoing trial. Metuh is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC alongside his company, Destra Investment on seven-count charges, bordering on money laundering to the tune of N400 million, which he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, in 2014 under Sambo Dasuki as national security adviser without justification. Metuh while on cross-examination said “The payment of N400 million was made by the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. This is be...
PDP Hails Tribunal On Oyo Guber Election, Commends Makinde On Delivery
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PDP Hails Tribunal On Oyo Guber Election, Commends Makinde On Delivery

Press Statement The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hails the upholding of the victory of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, describing it as victory for democracy, justice and the people of Oyo state, who gave him their mandate at the March 9 governorship election. The party says the jubilant atmosphere across the state over the verdict is a clear testimony that the judgment fulfilled the desires and expectations of the people of Oyo state. The people of Oyo state are particularly overjoyed with the judgment because of Governor Makinde’s demonstrated capacity and commitment to deliver good governance in all sectors of life in the state. The PDP in congratulating Governor Makinde and the people of Oyo state, also commends the gove...
I’ll Quit Politics If PDP Fails To Capture Anambra In 2021- Prof ABC Nwosu
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I’ll Quit Politics If PDP Fails To Capture Anambra In 2021- Prof ABC Nwosu

A former Minister of Health , Prof ABC Nwosu , has said he will quit politics if the Peoples Democratic Party fails to win the governorship seat of Anambra State in 2021 . Nwosu , a Board of Trustees member of the PDP stated this during a South -East Stakeholders’ meeting held in Awka , the Anambra State . Speaking at the meeting with the theme, “Putting Anambra State into political track of the South- East States ” , Nwosu said the PDP had been denying itself the opportunity of taking over the state because of selfishness , greed, and bickering. He said , “ Oseloka Obaze did not become governor of Anambra in 2017 because of betrayal from party members . “ If PDP does not win Anambra state in 2021 , I will leave politics and PDP. And that will mean PDP will never come to power ...
Ex Minister, Aisha Alhassan ‘Mama Taraba’ Decamps To PDP
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Ex Minister, Aisha Alhassan ‘Mama Taraba’ Decamps To PDP

A former minister for women affairs, Jumai Alhassan popularly known as “Mama Taraba” has dumped the United Democratic Party, UDP for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. We gathered that Alhassan, at a meeting in her Jalingo Residence, explained that her defection to the PDP was based on an opinion poll carried out at a stakeholders’ meeting. She revealed that she had no other option than to follow the decision of the majority members of the party. It will be recalled that Alhassan contested for governorship on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections and lost.
Kashamu Dissociates Himself From Defection Of His Followers To APC
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Kashamu Dissociates Himself From Defection Of His Followers To APC

Over 1,000 members of the People’s Democratic Party from Ogun East Senatorial district of Ogun state have defected to the All Progressives Congress in the State. The decampees were said to be loyalists of the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the state during the 2019 general election, Senator Buruji Kashamu. Leader of the decampees, Otunba Kolawole Akinyemi, said they decided to join the progressives as a result of landmark work done by the Governor so far attest to his sagacity and sincerity of purpose. He added that they would join hands with the Governor in moving the State forward. Receiving them, Tunji Egbetokun, the Senior Special Adviser on political matters to the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. Receiving them, Egbetokun who stood in for Gov. Ab...
“You Are Smoking Weed” – Atiku’s Aide Replies Lai Mohammed For Seeking Apology
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“You Are Smoking Weed” – Atiku’s Aide Replies Lai Mohammed For Seeking Apology

For asking Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to apologize to Nigerians rather than appeal his loss at the election tribunal, Lai Mohammed, Information Minister, has been told that he’s smoking weed. Mr Abubakar lost his case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) where he challenged the outcome of the election that ushered in President Muhammadu Buhari into his second and final term as a democratic leader. In delivering judgement Wednesday, the tribunal struck out the entire petition of the former vice president for failing to prove beyond reasonable doubt why the PDP candidate and his party should be declared winner of the February 23 exercise. Reacting to the decision of the PEPT, Mr Mohammed urged the PDP candidate,...
PDP Rejects Tribunal’s Judgment, Heads To Supreme Court
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PDP Rejects Tribunal’s Judgment, Heads To Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) completely rejects the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system. The party is particularly shocked that the tribunal failed to point to justice despite the flawless evidence laid before it, showing that President Buhari was not only unqualified to contest the election but also did not score the majority of valid votes at the polls. The PDP finds as bewildering that a court of law could validate a clear case of perjury and declaration of false information in a sworn affidavit, as firmly established against President Muhammadu Buhari, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence. The party is also rude...
Ministerial Screening: Amaechi Causes Commotion In Senate
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Ministerial Screening: Amaechi Causes Commotion In Senate

Former Rivers State Governor and ex-Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Wednesday caused confusion on the floor of the Senate during the ministerial screening. After his introduction, there was bickering among the Senators on whether the former Minister should be allowed to take a bow and leave or entertain questions from the lawmakers. While some of the lawmakers objected to the motion of him taking a bow, some others saw it as a perfect decision by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on the ground that he (Amaechi) was a former lawmaker. Addressing the House, Lawan said, “I think the gesture should be extended to all lawmakers from the State House of Assembly, the House of Representatives and the Senate.   “We are not doing this for him, we are not doing him a f...
Your Departure Will Do Us Good – PDP Tells Adeseye Ogunlewe
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Your Departure Will Do Us Good – PDP Tells Adeseye Ogunlewe

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter on Monday said Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, is free to leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), if he so desires. The former Minister had, in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, said he has given the PDP certain conditions it has to meet, adding that failure to do, he will be left with no choice than to join the APC. He also described the PDP as an unserious party, saying it is not a party anybody with political future should belong to. Reacting to Ogunlewe’s statement, Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party, said his departure from the party will do the PDP a lot of good. “In his interview published in Daily Independent of May 20, 2019, Ogunlewe, while ac...
Presentation Of Leadership Award To Buhari Is A Shameful Endorsement – PDP
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Presentation Of Leadership Award To Buhari Is A Shameful Endorsement – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the presentation of a leadership award to President Muhammadu Buhari by governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a shameful endorsement of failure, adding that it is the height of deception and a spat on the graves of victims of unrestrained killings and bloodletting in various parts of our nation. The opposition party in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, it’s National Publicity Secretary described the award as a solicited award that is another failed image-laundering and botched endorsement by the Buhari Presidency, which is being confronted by the weight of public rejection for its failures and the rigging of the February 23, Presidential elections.
Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal
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Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal

The 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that he would accept the verdict of the Presidential Election Tribunal on his petition challenging the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election. He gave the assurance while stating that he would not allow Nigeria to experience crisis or spilling of innocent blood in a bid to get justice. Speaking through the spokesperson of his campaign organisation, Segun Sowunmi, the former Vice President said he was more interested in institutional reforms that would enhance national development. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Showunmi urged judicial officers of the tribunal to do what was expected of them by delivering judgement in line with their professi...
The Evil I Feared In PDP Has Befallen Me 10 Times In APC – Rochas Okorocha
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The Evil I Feared In PDP Has Befallen Me 10 Times In APC – Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been haunting him since he joined the ruling APC Speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, the governor said he remains a staunch member of the APC despite efforts to “frustrate him out of the party”. He accused Adams Oshimhole, national chairman of the APC, and some other leaders of working with INEC to ensure he does not get his certificate of return as the “duly elected senator.” “The evil I feared in the PDP has befallen me ten times in the APC. Last week, I wrote a letter to INEC for the first time myself, informing INEC of their wrongdoings and illegal actions taken by INEC to withhold my certificate on mere allegations of duress which was never founded,...
We’re Yet To Take A Position On NASS Leadership – PDP
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We’re Yet To Take A Position On NASS Leadership – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said its leadership and elected federal lawmakers have not taken any official position on who to lend support for the position of presiding officers of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The party said its position is predicated on reports in a section of the media suggesting that its members-elect in the House of Representatives have settled for a particular aspirant as the new Speaker. A statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan read: “The PDP is still consulting with its members-elect and no official position has been taken on the issue, particularly as the positions of presiding officers are not exclusive preserve of the ruling party or any other party for that matter, but a constitutional right of every elected la...
Buhari’s Government A Mass Failure, Ministers Have No Handover Notes – PDP
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Buhari’s Government A Mass Failure, Ministers Have No Handover Notes – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “mass failure”, saying there was nothing ministers and agency heads would turn in as their handover notes as demanded by the president. The president, in a statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, had asked his appointees to come up with a comprehensive status reports on policies, programmes, and projects of their respective ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs). Shehu also said the government officials had until Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission of their reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the Office of the Vice President. However, speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Kola Olo...
Onnoghen’s Conviction: We’ll React Formally – PDP
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Onnoghen’s Conviction: We’ll React Formally – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will react formally to Thursday’s sacking of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan has said. Onnoghen was dismissed by Code of Conduct Tribunal yesterday in a judgment by its chairman, Danladi Umar who also barred him from holding any public office for a period of ten years in addition to furfeiture of cash in five accounts he failed to declare at the Code of Conduct Bureau. “We will react formally, that’s for sure,” the publicity scribe said even as he reiterated the support of the party in the fight against corruption.
Fresh Atiku Posters Flood Abuja With ‘Strange’ Inscriptions [PHOTO].
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Fresh Atiku Posters Flood Abuja With ‘Strange’ Inscriptions [PHOTO].

  Fresh posters of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, with the inscriptions: ‘The real and the right’ yesterday surfaced in the streets of Abuja. The posters, which also bore ‘Pukka’ a Hindi word, which literally means ‘Genuine’ emerged after a report on how Atiku allegedly enlisted the assistance of two cerebral lawyers in Washington DC, United States of America to lobby the American government for recognition as the winner of the last presidential election. Many of the posters were seen in the Central Business District within the Abuja city centre. Recall that Lauretta Onochie, the presidential aide on social media, had said she returned to Abuja on Tuesday to see Atiku’s photographs with treasonable inscriptions. She counse...
Rivers polls: INEC announces winner of Rivers East Senatorial district
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Rivers polls: INEC announces winner of Rivers East Senatorial district

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Sen. Thompson Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Rivers East Senatorial Election. Mr Edwin Enabor, INEC Head, Voters Education and Publicity in the state disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Port Harcourt. Enabor said Sekibo won the election held on Feb. 23 after polling 283,759 votes. He said Mr Apiafi Jocelyn of the PDP also won the Rivers West Senatorial poll with 159,215 votes. Enabor also declared Mr Dagogo Fara of the PDP, winner of Degema/ Bonny federal constituency election with 30,422 votes. Others are Mrs Nwankwo Promise of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who won the Oyibo state constituency seat with 26,675 votes. Mr Anthony Soberekon of PDP who won the Dege...
Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow Useni, PDP Inspect Election Materials.
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Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow Useni, PDP Inspect Election Materials.

Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni, and his party access to the documents used for the March 9 and March 23 elections in the state. Chairman of the tribunal, Justice H. A. Saleeman, gave the order, yesterday, in Jos, after counsel to the petitioners, Sunni Odey, filed an ex-perte motion demanding INEC to allow Useni and PDP inspect the electoral materials. In an ex-perte motion  No. 001/2019, the tribunal ordered INEC to allow the PDP inspect the electoral materials before the pre-hearing session over its governorship election petition challenging the victory of Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC). ...
Okezie Ikpeazu Shares Free Kerosene In Abia Ahead Of Governorship Election
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Okezie Ikpeazu Shares Free Kerosene In Abia Ahead Of Governorship Election

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Abia State yesterday endorsed as its candidate for the March 9 governorship election, was seen distributing free kerosene in Umunkpeyi, Abia State. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu branded Tanker was seen distributing free kerosene to people.
There May Be No General Elections In 2023 — PDP
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There May Be No General Elections In 2023 — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday resolved to report the actions of the military in the just concluded February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections through a petition to the United Nations (UN) as well as other global democratic institutions. The PDP also resolved to file a petition at the election tribunal in Abuja today. The party warned that there may be no election in 2023, given the manner the present government was running the affairs of the country. Addressing newsmen shortly after the expanded caucus meeting of the party, the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “Caucus commended Nigerians for refusing the harassment, intimidation, and militarisation of the electoral process and participating in the election but noted that the mandate t...
“I Was Like A Yam In PDP, When I Left They Became An Empty Basin”—Akpabio Boasts
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“I Was Like A Yam In PDP, When I Left They Became An Empty Basin”—Akpabio Boasts

Senator Godswill Akpabio has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the election the day he left and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a one-on-one interview with Channels Television‘s Seun Okinbaloye, Senator Akpabio described himself as a very big yam while in the PDP and immediately he left, the PDP became an empty basin. He equally claimed that he won in the National Assembly election and stated how he intends being the Senate President after reclaiming his mandate.  
Our Democracy Is Under Threat – Secondus
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Our Democracy Is Under Threat – Secondus

Protocols: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is forced to take a stand and make the following pronouncements at this crucial point because our democracy is under threat of derailment. 2. Firstly, I want to categorically state that our collation centers have all original results from every polling unit, in every ward, in every Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, of which the international community is well aware, implying all results currently being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is incorrect thus unacceptable to our party and people. 3. Secondly, officials of both President Buhari’s government and the All Progressive Congress (APC), working with INEC officers, have tried to alter the course of history and disenfranchise our people thr...
We Are Now a Clean Party, all Corrupt Members are Now in APC – PDP
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We Are Now a Clean Party, all Corrupt Members are Now in APC – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says it has become a clean and spotless party since ‘all corrupt members of the party have defected to the ruling APC. The party said this when it participated at a political stakeholders’ forum organised by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday January 10th. Kunle Okunola who is a member of the House of Representatives candidate and represented PDP at the dialogue, said the party has no corrupt member at the moment. “We are the only party that went through democratic selection when we were doing the structural replacement of our hierarchy, including the presidential candidate of our party. A party that does not practice internal democracy cannot help Nigeria out of the problem it has found itself. We have prov...

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