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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...
Leaked Audio Tapes: Return to PDP, Atiku tells Amaechi
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Leaked Audio Tapes: Return to PDP, Atiku tells Amaechi

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the leaked audio tapes of Rotimi Amaechi on the state of the nation, and he described the move as courageous. Atiku, in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, urged Amaechi to resign his appointment and return to the PDP. Atiku decried what he called the shabby treatment of Amaechi for speaking truth to power in a leaked audio tape which led to his “being made a ceremonial Director General of the president’s re-election campaign organization. “We dare say that the cold war between the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as well as the statements credited to the latter in a leak...
Actor Yul Edochie Resigns as Special Adviser to Governor Obiano as He Dumps APGA for PDP
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Actor Yul Edochie Resigns as Special Adviser to Governor Obiano as He Dumps APGA for PDP

Nollywood actor and politician, Yul Edochie has dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   He made the announcement on Twitter, declaring his support for Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming presidential election and also announced his resignation as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on creative and entertainment media to Willie Obiano, Anambra governor.   Edochie said his decision to join the PDP and support the presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar was for the sake of Nigerians. He wrote: “Today I gave up my position as SSA to Governor of Anambra and joined the PDP with tons of my supporters to give 100% support to Atiku and Peter Obi. I do this for all suffering Nigerians, I believe it will not be in vain. I...
Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers
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Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his absence at the burial of soldiers killed during Matele attack. The Presidency however reminded the former vice president that Buhari had done better than him by visiting the soldiers after the attack, Punch reports. It reminded Atiku that as vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001, he did not visit the troops after scores of soldiers were killed in Zaki Biam in Benue State. In a statement, Atiku advised Buhari to emulate French President Emmanuel Macron on how to bury heroic soldiers. The PDP presidential candidate lamented that it was sad that neither Buhari nor Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the funeral of the military men who were kille...
Atiku makes way back to Nigeria, after failure to secure U.S assurance not to get arrested
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Atiku makes way back to Nigeria, after failure to secure U.S assurance not to get arrested

Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, is said to have quickly made his way back to Nigeria from the U.K, were he had hoped to secure assurances from the US Department of Justice, that he wouldn’t be arrested, when he enters the United States. Earlier on Saturday evening, online news platform, TheCable in an exclusive report, claimed that Atiku, through former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had been issued a US visa. The former vice President was said to have travelled to U.K, with hopes to enter into the United States from there. However, according to a group, Initiative To Save Democracy, Atiku, who has never travelled to America in 13 years, had on Thursday travelled to the UK, upon getting an American Visa to proceed to the country, from the...
Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence
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Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the just concluded election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has finally revealed why he decided not to support Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. While speaking in Osogbo yesterday during a meeting with members of the SDP from across the state,he said he opted to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, in the rerun election in the state because the leadership of the PDP in the state said they did not need his support. He disclosed that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wanted to come and discuss with him before the rerun when he came to Osogbo but he (Atiku) was prevented from coming by the leadership of the PDP in the state. Omisore ...
APC’s Oyetola Defeats PDP’s Adeleke In Osun Rerun
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APC’s Oyetola Defeats PDP’s Adeleke In Osun Rerun

Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) has defeated Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the race to become the next Osun State governor. The Osun State governorship rerun election took place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, just days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the original September 22 election to have been inconclusive. This was because the victory margin of 353 votes of first-placed candidate, Adeleke, over second-placed Gboyega was less than the 3498 votes cancelled in seven polling units. The rerun election took place in the affected polling units on Thursday and the results already announced mean that Oyetola will become the state's next governor. In the results that were announced by INEC offi...
I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke
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I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he would win the Saturday election and dance to the Government House as the governor of the state. He said this in Osogbo on Wednesday at an interactive session organised by the Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative. Asked why he was being referred to as dancing Senator, Adeleke said, “I will dance to the Government House after winning Osun governorship election on Saturday. “ I have been tagged dancing Senator, but this shouldn’t be used against me because everybody dances. Have you seen someone who doesn’t dance? I am winning this election and I will dance to the Government House after that. “When I was in the university overseas, I used to go for dancing competition. Although, I am a ...
Speaker Dogara Reportedly Dumps APC For PDP
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Speaker Dogara Reportedly Dumps APC For PDP

Punch is reporting that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The paper reports that Dogara has picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms to return to the House in 2019. “Yes, he had picked our forms, but don’t quote me, he has joined us,” Punch quoted a PDP National Working Committee member as saying. Dogara had on Tuesday declared intention to return to the House but did not state the party. Dogara joins Senate President Bukola Saraki as well as other All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators in decamping from the party, most of which defected to the PDP.
2019: Atiku Wept!
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2019: Atiku Wept!

2019: Atiku Wept! A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Friday wept at his Presidential Campaign Office shortly after obtaining his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Abuja. The ex-VP, who was filled with emotions while receiving the forms from the Atiku Support Groups (ASG) which purchased same for him, reiterated his commitment to the Nigerian cause, and promised to do everything possible not to disappoint Nigerians if given the opportunity. The groups, which stormed the headquarters of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation in Wuse 2 area of Abuja with the forms they had earlier picked at the PDP national secretariat, said that they resolved to tax themselves to raise the funds for the PDP forms as expr...
Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan Explains Why He Dumped PDP For APC
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Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan Explains Why He Dumped PDP For APC

The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement titled ‘Moving On To The Bigger Playing Field’, the former explained why he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) saying 'the toughest challenge for any leader in the Niger Delta since 1997 has been the issue of Peace and Security'. Read the full text below; For over 12 years, I was deeply involved in the management of the issues of the region, first as Secretary to State Government, SSG, and then as Governor of Delta State for 8 years. Strategically, we had ENGAGEMENT as our major tool. This involved government officials, with me in the forefront (sometimes ...
PDP Accuses APC Of Vote Buying In Katsina Bye-Election
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PDP Accuses APC Of Vote Buying In Katsina Bye-Election

Voters from across the 12 local government areas of Katsina North Senatorial District, Katsina State, trooped out en masse yesterday to participate in the bye-election to select a candidate for the vacant seat. The seat became vacant following the demise last April of Senator Mustapha Bukar. The contest was between two brothers, Ahmad Babba Kaita, a serving member of the House of Representatives, (APC Kusada/Ingawa/Kankia Federal Constituency), and his elder brother, Kabir Babba Kaita, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Various stakeholders described the election process as peaceful but the Katsina State PDP Chairman, Salisu Majigiri, alleged that there was “vote buying.” He told reporters in Daura: “Yes, the election was generally peaceful but our agents complained about vote b...
Saraki Finally Gives Condition On Resigning As Senate President
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Saraki Finally Gives Condition On Resigning As Senate President

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not desperate to stay in office. However, a condition has to be met: his removal must be by two-thirds majority of the upper chamber. Saraki said this on Wednesday while addressing a ‘World press Conference’ on Tuesday’s siege to the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS). The Senate President defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July, sparking calls for his resignation/impeachment by the ruling party. “The day two-thirds of our members no longer have confidence in us, we will leave this place,” Saraki said as he wound up his speech.
Explain The Part You Played In N9 Trillion NNPC Contract Scam, PDP Challenges Buhari
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Explain The Part You Played In N9 Trillion NNPC Contract Scam, PDP Challenges Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has today challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to tell Nigerians what they know about the N9 trillion ($25 billion) contract scam allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under their watch. Addressing a press conference on Monday with the theme, “Where Is President Buhari’s fight against corruption?”, the PDP urged Buhari to live up to expectation and his name as ‘Mr. Clean’ by shedding light on the N48 billion which was proposed for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) but was allegedly diverted by officials of government. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan who addressed journalists at PDP national secretariat...
Obasanjo Knelt Down For Atiku In 2003 – Wole Soyinka
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Obasanjo Knelt Down For Atiku In 2003 – Wole Soyinka

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo knelt down for then Vice President Atiku Abubakar in his desperate bid to secure the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2003 poll, according to Professor Wole Soyinka. The revelation came yesterday as the Nobel laureate gave a rare insight into the high-stake lobbying and negotiations that preceded the PDP’s presidential primaries in which Atiku was highly favoured to win at the expense of his then boss Obasanjo. Soyinka was replying a question at a special reading session to mark the presentation of his latest book, “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business”, at the Freedom Park, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Mr. Louis Odion, one-time Edo State Information Commissioner and The Nation columnist, asked the liter...
PDP Expels Buruji Kashamu, Three Others
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PDP Expels Buruji Kashamu, Three Others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled an Ogun State Senator, Buruji Kashamu, from the party. Three other members of the PDP in Ogun State were also expelled yesterday along with him. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced the expulsion at the end of an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja. The three other expelled along with him are Bayo Dayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo. Mr Dayo was a factional chairman of the PDP in Ogun. He headed the faction of the party loyal to Mr Kashamu.
Money Flows Like Water In Ekiti As PDP, APC Entice Voters With Cash Ahead Of Governorship Election
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Money Flows Like Water In Ekiti As PDP, APC Entice Voters With Cash Ahead Of Governorship Election

As the residents of Ekiti state go to the polls today to elect their governor out of the 35 governorship candidates, the two leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, were yesterday engaged in a battle of the survival of the fittest as both parties showered prospective voters with cash. Prospective voters were moving in their numbers yesterday to collection points set up by the PDP and the APC to collect cash in lieu of their votes today in the Ekiti election. The PDP was dispensing its cash to voters from the Government House, Ado Ekiti while the APC set up its own money base in a plush hotel along University Road (name withheld) from where party agents collected money for onward distribution to sub-distribution centr...
Senate PDP Caucus Blows Hot After Police Allegedly Attacked Governor Fayose
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Senate PDP Caucus Blows Hot After Police Allegedly Attacked Governor Fayose

Following the alleged attack on the person of Governor Ayodele Fayose, the PDP Caucus has demanded a probe. The Peoples Democratic Party caucus at the Senate has urged the Federal Government to investigate the alleged attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose by men of the Nigeria Police, Punch has reported. The decision was reached at the end of an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The lawmakers also said some of its members had been delegated to embark on a fact-finding mission to Ekiti. The delegation will also meet with Fayose. Chairman of the caucus, Senator Godswill Akpabio, addressed journalists after the meeting. Details later…
The Broom Has Scattered – Uche Secondus Taunts APC
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The Broom Has Scattered – Uche Secondus Taunts APC

While speaking during a political rally ahead of the July 14 election in Ekiti, PDP national Chairman, Uche Secondus, urged voters to reject APC, saying that the broom has scattered. Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party is set to regain its lost crown as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has “broken into two”. While addressing a crowd at the flag presentation rally for Kolapo Olusola, PDP’s governorship candidate in the July 14 election in Ekiti, Secondus urged voters to reject Kayode Fayemi, APC candidate, whom he said is unsure of the faction he belongs. “APC is broken into two,” he said. “Can you ask Fayemi under which of the factions is he contesting? Because the broom has scattered, the broom has broken.” Second, who was ...
Governor Fayose’s Deputy Wins Ekiti PDP Governorship Primary Election
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Governor Fayose’s Deputy Wins Ekiti PDP Governorship Primary Election

The incumbent Deputy governor of Ekiti State, Professor Kolapo Olusola, has emerged candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ekiti state governorship election scheduled to hold on July 14, 2018. Olusola defeated his main rival, former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, to emerge winner in the governorship primary election that held yesterday May 8th.
JUST IN: Senators, House Of Rep Members Begin Signing Of Petition To Impeach President Buhari
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JUST IN: Senators, House Of Rep Members Begin Signing Of Petition To Impeach President Buhari

An authoritative and investigative report have revealed that the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari might be materialized soon after a new move by lawmakers of the National Assembly.  Senators and members of the house of representatives have started collecting signatures for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers, who are not happy with the decision of the president to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without their backing, had given the impression that the matter was being resolved. The issue of impeachment first arose at the house of reps on Wednesday. While deliberating on a letter Buhari wrote to the national assembly, saying he had anticipated that the lawmakers would approve the withdrawal, Kingsley Chin...
Jide Omokore Bought Luxury Cars Worth Over $8M From Me – Witness Confesses
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Jide Omokore Bought Luxury Cars Worth Over $8M From Me – Witness Confesses

One of the prosecution witnes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Olutaye Ayeni, also that chief executive officer, Skymit Motors has said that he sold cars worth worth $8 million to Jide Omokore who bought them for friends and associates. Olutaye Ayeni, who is the seventh prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of $1.6 billion oil fraud case against Omokore, made this known at the Federal High court in Abuja saying “We sold to the defendant Mercedes Benz S550 at the cost of N26million in the name of Mbanefo David/Chief Omokore and another Mercedes M350 at the cost of 23million in the name of Nneka Bricks.” Ayeni speaking before Judge Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday, according to a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, said his company re...
I Will Restructure Nigeria Within 6 Months If Elected – Atiku Abubakar
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I Will Restructure Nigeria Within 6 Months If Elected – Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said he would restructure Nigeria in six months if elected president in the 2019 elections. Mr Abubakar stated this Wednesday during a question and answer session at the Chatham House in UK after delivering a lecture titled: “The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems”. He also said he would offer a matching grant of $250 million each to the 36 states of the federation to challenge them to enhance their Internally Generated Revenue. He said he was not surprised by President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that Nigerian youth were lazy because he (Buhari) had never managed a business. “It is doable. In fact, what I’ve told many Nigerians at home is that if you give me six months, I know I will be able to achieve a ...
My Governorship Ambition Is a Mandate From God – Davido’s Uncle, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke
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My Governorship Ambition Is a Mandate From God – Davido’s Uncle, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke

The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has opened up on how his family spiritually fortified themselves before he declared his intention to govern Osun state. While speaking at the Secretariat of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Wednesday, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, disclosed that his entire household prayed and fasted for 40 days before seeking the face of God on gubernatorial aspiration. According to DailyTrust, the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, made the revelation when he submitted his letter of intent to contest for governorship to the state Chairman of PDP, Honourable Soji Adagunodo. Addressing a huge crowd of his supporters who thronged the PDP Secretariat, Adeleke u...
Thugs Attack Presidential Campaign Office Of Atiku Abubakar In Katsina State
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Thugs Attack Presidential Campaign Office Of Atiku Abubakar In Katsina State

Suspected thugs have attacked the presidential campaign office of Atiku Abubakar in Katsina State. The office, situated along Dandagoro road, Batagarawa Local Government Area of the state was attacked on Saturday night. Reporters learnt that the thugs stormed the premises around 8.00 p.m. armed with weapons. They smashed windscreens, side mirrors and bodies of vehicles parked within the premises of the campaign office. The attack occurred hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), North-west held a zonal rally in the state. The donor of the campaign office, Masa’udu Abdulkadir confirmed the incident, adding that it was the handiwork of “enemies of progress”. ‎No life was lost during the attack neither was anyone injured.
President Buhari Officially Declares To Run For 2nd Term In Office
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President Buhari Officially Declares To Run For 2nd Term In Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially announced his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election. The president announced his decision to the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, April 9, 2018. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and 24 state governors of the APC were present at the meeting when the president announced his decision. While there had been indications that the president would seek a second term in office, it has never been officially acknowledged until now. In other news the 2019 presidential race aspirants for now are: Motivational speaker and leadership coach, Fela Durotoye, became the second aspirant to officially declare his...
God Is Punishing PDP For Its Sins – Ex-Sokoto State Governor, Bafarawa
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God Is Punishing PDP For Its Sins – Ex-Sokoto State Governor, Bafarawa

Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, the former Sokoto State governor has said God is punishing the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for its sins and urged members to intensify prayers to seek forgiveness from God. “It is the sins that the PDP members committed that God is punishing them with it”, Bafarawa bluntly told members at the PDP Northwest zonal rally today in Katsina. “Almighty Allah does not make mistakes and that was the reason why when the PDP offended him, He snatched the power and handed it to APC,’’ he said .
Driver To PDP Chairman Dies After Crashing Car Into Parked Trailer Along Asaba Expressway
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Driver To PDP Chairman Dies After Crashing Car Into Parked Trailer Along Asaba Expressway

Tejiri Prince Uvwo, the driver of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Kelly Utuedor, was killed in a fatal accident on Thursdayafternoon. It was gathered that the accident occurred along the Asaba Expressway. According to reports, he was driving on high speed when suddenly the brake failed. He veered off the road and rammed the official Nissan Central car into a stationary trailer. Tejiri is survived by a wife, two children and a sister. More photos below. (Viewers' Discretion Advised) GRAPHIC PHOTO 1 GRAPHIC PHOTO 2 GRAPHIC PHOTO 3
#BBNiaja: Savage! Fan Slams Governor Dankwambo For Condemning Reality Show
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#BBNiaja: Savage! Fan Slams Governor Dankwambo For Condemning Reality Show

The Governor of Gombe State Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who expressed his worries about the ongoing big brother niaja show has come under fire from a fan. The Governor who is a Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain took to his Twitter account to condemn the show and revealed that he can not wait for the show to come to an end. According to him, it distracts Nigerian youths from national development. He wrote: “Praying for Big Brother Nigeria to come to an end so our young people begin to focus on important things like rescuing their country. I know some politicians will want Big Brother to be a daily thing all year round so our youths can remain distracted. Go and get your #PVC.” A Nigerian youth, Chidi Okereke was swift to mock the public office holder in his response by claimi...
Federal Government Releases Second Batch Of Alleged PDP ‘Looters’ & The Amount Embezzled
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Federal Government Releases Second Batch Of Alleged PDP ‘Looters’ & The Amount Embezzled

The Federal Government has reacted to the barrage of attacks by some of the named alleged treasury looters and has gone further to name 23 others, most of them members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a press statement, Minister of Information and Culture, ALhaji Lai Mohammed said the list of alleged looters which Government released earlier was based on verifiable facts, including the amount involved, the date the amount in question was collected and from where it was taken. Mohammed, also said those complaining that the list was too short apparently did not understand that it was strategically released as a teaser. “At the press conference where the list was released, I did say it was a tip of the iceberg. Apparently, this does not mean anything to people whose style is...
”You Are A Disgrace, Corrupt And A Traitor To Your Faith & Race” – FFK Blasts VP Yemi Osinbajo
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”You Are A Disgrace, Corrupt And A Traitor To Your Faith & Race” – FFK Blasts VP Yemi Osinbajo

Femi Fani-Kayode on Friday described the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as a “disgrace and a traitor” to the Yoruba race and the Christian faith. Speaking at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos where the 66th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State was commemorated, Osinbajo said the current government won’t stop talking about corruption perpetrated by the immediate past government. Osinbajo had said, “The corruption of the previous five years destroyed the economy.” Reacting, Fani-Kayode insisted that the Vice President was “hopelessly corrupt and a pernicious liar.” In a tweet, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain stressed that the current Federal Government had indulged more in corruption in its three years than PDP’s 16 years. Fani-Kayode wrote, “Osinbajo, you are...
Igbos Need To Apologize To Buhari For Not Voting Him In 2019 – Amaechi
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Igbos Need To Apologize To Buhari For Not Voting Him In 2019 – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has chastised Igbos for not voting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Speaking on the topic “The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria” at the 12th convocation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Amaechi said Buhari has done more for Igbo people in 2 years than the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 16. Amaechi asked that Igbos vote Buhari for a second term in 2019, so that they may rule the country after he is gone. He said: You (Igbo) did not vote for Buhari, true or false? You voted for PDP and what did they do for you? PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999, but Buhari is working on it, true or false?” he asked. Buhari is working on the second Niger Bridge, he is working on the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja road, he i...
APC State Chairmen Insist On Tenure Elongation
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APC State Chairmen Insist On Tenure Elongation

The forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday insisted that the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to extend the tenure of national and state officers of the party was irreversible. The forum equally accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the third force of sponsoring court cases to destabilise APC, under the guise of challenging the tenure extension of APC national and state officers. Addressing journalists in Enugu on Monday, Ben Nwoye, the Secretary of the forum and Enugu State APC Chairman, said the decision to elongate the tenure of the executives was unanimous and taken in order not to harm the party and the country. Nwoye recalled that prior to the NEC meeting, 33 of the state chairmen met for two days, after which they...
President Buhari Meets National Assembly Leaders, PDP Senators Absent
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President Buhari Meets National Assembly Leaders, PDP Senators Absent

President Muhammadu Buhari last night met with the leadership of the National Assembly at the presidential villa, Abuja. However, most Principal officers elected on the platform People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were absent at the meeting. Those absent were Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Godswill Akpabio (Minority Leader), Emmanuel Bwacha (Deputy Minority Leader) and Biodun Olujimi-Deputy (Minority Whip). However, all principal officers on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in both chambers were present. The leadership of the National Assembly was led by President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki. The meeting started at 9:19 pm after the president walked in. Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, deputy speaker, Lasun Yusuf, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, Ho...
JUST IN: Metuh Arrives Court In Wheelchair, Begs To Travel To UK For Treatment
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JUST IN: Metuh Arrives Court In Wheelchair, Begs To Travel To UK For Treatment

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has been wheeled into court on a wheelchair as his trial continues. Chief Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is facing corruption charges, on Wednesday, arrived for continuation of his trial before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, in a wheelchair. According to Reorters, Metuh was wheeled into the courtroom to continue his defence to the seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited. EFCC alleged that he had before the 2015 Presidential election, received N400million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, without executing any contract. The ag...
EFCC Interrogates Senator Ali Modu Sheriff
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EFCC Interrogates Senator Ali Modu Sheriff

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, yesterday, returned to the headquarters of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in continuation of his interrogation by the commission. A source at the EFCC said the former Borno State governor showed up at the Abuja office where he was interrogated for several hours and was released on administrative bail. Our source said Sheriff undertook to present himself whenever he is needed. Sheriff had on Monday reported to the Idiagbon house office of the anti-graft agency following his invitation to answer question bordering on his involvement in the N2 billion arms funds which was allegedly diverted by retired Col Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser to Ex-president Goodluck Jon...

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