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PDP splits as 2 acting national chairmen emerge
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PDP splits as 2 acting national chairmen emerge

There was confusion on Tuesday, August 24, as the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) split into two factions. The two Deputy National Chairmen of the party - Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi and Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif - in separate announcements on Tuesday, claimed to be the party’s acting National Chairman. On Monday, August 23, a court issued an order restraining the substantive National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, from parading himself as PDP National Chairman and taking part in any activity of the party while the order lasts. To fill the leadership gap created by the suspension of Secondus, Akinwonmi and Nazif are laying claim to the position of the National Chairman. In a statement relea...
Obasanjo coaches PDP on choice of 2023 presidential candidate
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Obasanjo coaches PDP on choice of 2023 presidential candidate

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to consider the pedigree of those aspiring to lead the country in 2023 before picking its presidential candidate. Obasanjo, who hosted the members of the National Working Committee of the party at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Thursday, said the party should also look at the way the president of the United States of America emerges from the two dominant political parties. The former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, was visited by the members of the party’s National Working Committee led by its Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. On February 16, 2015 and in a dramatic turn of events, Obasanjo ended his 17-year relationship with the party by publicl...
Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake
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Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake

Former Governor of Bayelsa state and senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, Seriake Dickson has said that only a National Convention can remove embattled Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Speaking after a PDP House of Representatives Caucus called for Secondus' resignation, Dickson stated that the “illegal” National Working Committee meeting and that of the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives, including a protest at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Monday August 9, are all part of the plot to contrive a needless crisis in the PDP in order to set up a caretaker committee, which is illegal. Insisting that there is no crisis in the party, the lawmaker said what is happening is only a contrived media crisis orchestrated and fund...
I’m Leaving PDP For APC, Umahi Tells Secondus, Others
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I’m Leaving PDP For APC, Umahi Tells Secondus, Others

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday that he was leaving the party. He said he would join the ruling All Progressives Congress which he claimed would protect the interest of the South-East in the 2023 elections. Our correspondent gathered that Umahi told the members of the National Working Committee of the PDP that his decision to join the APC was irrevocable. The members of the PDP NWC, who were led to the meeting by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, were said to have tried in vain to convince the governor not to abandon the party. Apart from Secondus, among those that were at the meeting at the Ebonyi Governor’s Lodge in Abuja were Deputy National Secretary, Agbo Emmanuel; Nat...
Atiku Can Still Contest 2023 Presidential Election- Secondus
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Atiku Can Still Contest 2023 Presidential Election- Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party’s floor is open for any contender willing to contest for the presidential election in 2023, including Atiku Abubakar. National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said this while reacting to questions from journalists in Bauchi Friday night on whether the party will re-present the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who lost the 2019 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari. “There is no room for discrimination,” Secondus said in Bauchi State during a solidarity visit on Governor Bala Mohammed. “Everyone is qualified; both young, old, governors, non-governors are qualified to contest and we have the space for everyone–if you win, you become our candidate. The door is open to everybody.” In Bauchi with Sec...
Governor Obaseki In A Meeting With Secondus, Wike, Tambuwal, Others
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Governor Obaseki In A Meeting With Secondus, Wike, Tambuwal, Others

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki is currently meeting with Prince Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. According to a credible source who is a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), others in attendance are Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state , Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto as well as other governors of the party. He said the meeting is taking place at Governor Wike’s residence.
If We Continue Borrowing, Nigeria Will Stop Breathing – Secondus To PDP Senators
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If We Continue Borrowing, Nigeria Will Stop Breathing – Secondus To PDP Senators

THE National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday lampooned the Federal Government over its continued engagement in External Borrowing, just as it warned that if the action continues, it would get to a position Nigeria as a country will Stop breathing, both politically and economically. Speaking with Journalists yesterday in Abuja after a three hour reconcilatory meeting with PDP Senate Caucus, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Senators on platform of the party, to henceforth protest against such a move by the Federal Government to embark on additional borrowing. The meeting which had in attendance members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC and PDP Senators led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia...
Why I’m Staying Away From Partisan Politics – Goodluck Jonathan
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Why I’m Staying Away From Partisan Politics – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he reduced his political activities since he quit power in 2015 to enable him to concentrate on his foundation . The former leader gave the explanation on Sunday in Yenagoa , Bayelsa State , when Governor Douye Diri inaugurated the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party. Jonathan , who said he was actually moving away from being “an effective partisan politician , ” however , noted that his absence from political activities was being misunderstood. He said , “ Don’t be discouraged if you do not see me in most party activities in the state . I decided to appear in this event so that I will not be misunderstood. “ I ’ m shifting away from being an effective partisan politician because of my foundation . People who want ...
Poor Leadership Threatening Nigeria’s Existence – Secondus
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Poor Leadership Threatening Nigeria’s Existence – Secondus

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to present Nigeria’s precarious situation to Allah for his prompt intervention. Prince Secondus, in a Sallah message yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media, Ike Abonyi, said poor leadership was threatening the existence and survival of the nation. The PDP leader said, “Only justice and fairness, the type only God gives can rescue Nigeria from imminent collapse.” Secondus added that, “The blood of thousands of innocent souls being wasted daily in our land should be enough mitigation to plead to God to save this country from destruction. “Nigerians should also use the period to offer fervent prayers for the unity and stability of the nation which is seriously und...
PDP Mounts Pressure On Dogara To Accept Minority Leader
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PDP Mounts Pressure On Dogara To Accept Minority Leader

STRONG Indications have emerged that the National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is mounting serious pressure on the immediate past Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to be the Minority Leader in the 9th National Assembly. Vanguard gathered that the delay in producing the list of Principal Officers from the House of Representatives is due to the fact that the former Speaker from Bauchi, North East is refusing the officer, against the backdrop that he wants to be a floor member now. According to a source, the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and members of the NWC will today meet with PDP Caucus in the House of Representatives where the list would be finalised and a letter written to the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila to read wh...
No Evidence Buhari Is In Charge- PDP
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No Evidence Buhari Is In Charge- PDP

After a cursory assessment of the state of affairs in the nation, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a swipe President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s led administration, saying there is no indication that the country has a substantive Commander-in-Chief. This is even as the party bemoaned what it called worsening security situation in the country following an increasing spate of bloodletting in some parts of the country. Addressing a world press conference on Friday entitled “Do we still have a government?” at the PDP Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Abuja, national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus said President Buhari’s handling of the nation’s affairs has fetched the nation more harm than good. He said: “The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives ...
Dino Melaye Reveals What’ll Happen If Buhari Arrests Uche Secondus
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Dino Melaye Reveals What’ll Happen If Buhari Arrests Uche Secondus

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has raised an alarm over alleged plot to arrest the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Melaye hinted on the Federal Government’s plot to arrest Secondus. In a tweet, the lawmaker, however, however, warned of crisis if the PDP’s National Chairman was arrested. “FG, APC arrest Prince Uche Secondus and stir the web and colony of wahala. SDM,” he tweeted.
BBC Writes PDP, Demands Investigation Of Attack On Reporter In Lagos
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BBC Writes PDP, Demands Investigation Of Attack On Reporter In Lagos

After losing the presidential election and governorship election in Lagos State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is embroiled in another controversy over the alleged assault on a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter in Lagos, Ajoke Ulohotse. Already, the BBC which has vowed to pursue the alleged assault to a logical conclusion has written to the Prince Uche Secondus, the party’s national chairman and Dr. Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party in Lagos over the matter. The letter, signed by Adejuwon Soyinka, Editor, BBC News Pidgin Service which was exclusively obtained by DAILY INDEPENDENT said the attack on the female reporter occurred during the just concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos. The letter reads in full, “We will l...
Ignore Intimidation Troop Out And Vote , Secondus Urges Nigerians
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Ignore Intimidation Troop Out And Vote , Secondus Urges Nigerians

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to troop out in large numbers on Saturday ignoring the clearly visible intimidation from the military and vote out bad government. Prince Secondus said that if Nigerians fail to come out they would be playing the game of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who has turned the country's armed forces against her citizens to scare them away from exercising their civic responsibilitíes. The National Chairman admonished the military who has shown more than passing interest in this general elections to seek constitutional amendment and get fully involved in the governance rather their continuous violation of the statutory rules of the land. He said in a statement from his media office...
With Military APC Feels They Don’t Need The People – Secondus
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With Military APC Feels They Don’t Need The People – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of not needing Nigerians because they have the military might in a democracy. Prince Secondus said that the value of Nigerians in a democracy has been diminished because President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling APC, have chosen to use the military to get what Nigerian voters cannot give them. The National Chairman who spoke while declaring open the expanded caucus meeting of the party at its Wadata Plaza headquarters on Monday, said that what obtains in the country today as witnessed on February 23, Presidential and National Assembly election is a full blown dictatorship. He said in a statement from his media office that after using the milit...
APC vs PDP: Why Buhari doesn’t need Nigerians – Secondus
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APC vs PDP: Why Buhari doesn’t need Nigerians – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of not needing Nigerians because they have the military might in a democracy. Prince Secondus said that the value of Nigerians in a democracy has been diminished because President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling APC, have chosen to use the military to get what Nigerian voters cannot give them. A statement to DAILY POST on Monday by Ike Abonyi, his Media Aide said that Secondus spoke while declaring open the expanded caucus meeting of the party at its Wadata Plaza headquarters on Monday. He said that what obtains in the country today as witnessed on February 23, Presidential and National Assembly election is a full-blown dictatorship. He said in a ...
A-Ibom PDP demands release of detained members
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A-Ibom PDP demands release of detained members

The Akwa Ibom  State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the immediate release of all its members, who were unlawfully arrested and detained by security operatives in the state. PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubaka (right); PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi (left); PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus (2nd right); President of Nigeria Senate, Bukola Saraki (middle) and Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeaniy Okowa, during PDP National Presidential Campaign in Asaba, Delta State. PDP in a statement Thursday, in Uyo  by its state Publicity Secretary, Ini Ememobong, said, “Before the elections, we had notified the whole world of plans to harass, arrest and incarcerate high ranking members of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State, on the instigation of the ...
PDP Condemns Postponement Of Elections, Asks INEC Chairman To Resign
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PDP Condemns Postponement Of Elections, Asks INEC Chairman To Resign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said that the ‘shoddy’ arrangements for this election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is a deliberate predetermined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power. Prince Secondus said that the postponement which is part of a grand design by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to thwart the will of Nigerians at all cost, clearly exposes INEC as a failure and calls on the Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to resign immediately. The PDP leader warned that the party will not accept anything short of a well organized electoral process devoid of manipulation, harassment and intimidation of voters and the opposition particu...
Osun Rerun: PDP Rejects Results, Says It’s Black Day For Nigeria
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Osun Rerun: PDP Rejects Results, Says It’s Black Day For Nigeria

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party met in Abuja on Thursday over the conduct of the rerun governorship election in Osun State. While rejecting it, the party also said that the Thursday election was one of the worst days in the history of Nigeria. It described the election as a black day for the nation. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, spoke at an emergency meeting after the meeting of members of the PDP National Working Committee. He lamented that Osun State was put under siege and the citizens’ right trampled upon by security agents, whom he said were backed by both the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission officials. He expressed concern that if what took place in Osun State was what wo...
Why Didn’t You Withdraw Policemen From Aregbesola, PDP Asks IGP
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Why Didn’t You Withdraw Policemen From Aregbesola, PDP Asks IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to explain to Nigerians why he failed to withdraw policemen attached to the Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, like he did to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, before the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election. The party said that the conduct of the police under Idris had shown him to be a partial police boss who was merely interested in the ruling party. The National Chaairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who said this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, recalled that the IGP ordered that all policemen attached to Fayose be withdrawn before the governorship election which held on July 14, 2018. He also asked Nigerians to remember that...
Kano PDP Members Protest, Burn Secondus’ Posters For Making Kwankwaso Leader
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Kano PDP Members Protest, Burn Secondus’ Posters For Making Kwankwaso Leader

PDP members in Kano today staged a protest at Kano State PDP Headquarter over changed of party leadership.Posters of PDP Chairman,Prince Secondus,was burnt by them. It should be recalled that Senator Kwankwaso who recently decamped from APC to PDP was made the party leader in Kano.The move infuriated many of the party members who staged a protest at the party headquarters today.
Court Stops PDP From Dissolving Its Kano Executives
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Court Stops PDP From Dissolving Its Kano Executives

A Kano High Court has restrained the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s Chairman, Uche Secondus, from tempering or disfiguring the existing State Executive structure of the Party under its elected Chairman Senator Masaud Jibrin Eldoguwa. The presiding Judge, Justice N. S Umar in his rulings avert that an order has been granted ordering the applicants and the Respondents to maintain the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion notice. In the same vein the Judge said in his rulings on the case as filed by the State Chapter Chairman of the PDP Senator Jibrin Eldoguwa that an order of interim injunction is further granted restraining any other person or persons from interfering or tempering with the tenure of the existing lea...
PDP Attacks Buhari, Lai Mohammed, APC For Failing Nigerians
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PDP Attacks Buhari, Lai Mohammed, APC For Failing Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes.   The main opposition party also told the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed that he will fail in his attempt to censor the media.     In a post shared on its official twitter handle on Thursday, the Prince Uche Secondus-led party also said the All Progressives Congress, APC, was peddling cooked-up performance indices.   It wrote, “ You Can’t Censor The Media, PDP Tells Lai Mohammed …Insists FG, APC Peddling Cooked-Up Performance Indices.   “Nigerians know that the @APCNigeria has failed and the @MBuhari-led Presidency is directly responsible for the collapse of our economy, which was thriving under the PDP...
2019: Jonathan Explains Why APC Must Accept NASS Decision On Reordering Of Election
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2019: Jonathan Explains Why APC Must Accept NASS Decision On Reordering Of Election

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Assembly for reordering of 2019 general elections.   The National Assembly had recently reordered elections through the amendment of the Electoral Act.     Jonathan said the the amendment of the Electoral Act would help in the election of quality persons into various positions.   He spoke when he received the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who led members of the National Working Committee, NWC on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Jonathan Foundation in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital and was contained in a statement by Secondus spokesperson, Ike Abonyi.   The statement quoted Jonathan as urging the All Progressives Congress...
PDP In Uproar Over Saraki’s ‘Planned’ Return
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PDP In Uproar Over Saraki’s ‘Planned’ Return

Possible return of Senate President Bukola Saraki to PDP has sent the party into frenzy. Party stakeholders in his home state of Kwara are worried that Saraki who earlier dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) would soon return to contest the 2019 presidential ticket of the PDP  and hijack the party's structure in the state. Sequel to this, chairman of the Kwara PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo on Wednesday led some political bigwigs in the state to the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, where they met with the party's chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and pleaded with him not to allow Saraki to hijack the party. Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, Oyedepo said it was wrong to allow Saraki to "have his way"‎ on grounds that he left the party when he was expected to he...
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PDP Salutes Nigeria Fallen Heroes

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has commended the Nigeria Armed forced and the sacrifices of the fallen heroes. Secondus made the commendation in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja, to mark the 2018 armed forces Remembrance Day. He said that Nigeria was standing as one country today due largely to the contributions of the armed forces to keep it united. He also commended the gallantry of Nigeria troops in containing the Boko Haram insurgency and the supreme sacrifice paid by federal troops. He urged them to remain focused to the cause of a united Nigeria. “You must remain committed to your profession and to the development of the country’s armed forces in particular and the country in general,” Secondus said. He also ...
Stop Fayose Or Risk Losing Ekiti To APC, PDP Candidates Warn Party
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Stop Fayose Or Risk Losing Ekiti To APC, PDP Candidates Warn Party

Four leading governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State have urged the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other National Working Committee members to stop Governor Ayodele from imposing a candidate for the July 2018 governorship election. The governor has endorsed his deputy , Prof . Kolapo Olusola , as the “ most preferred candidate ” for the party in the election. The aggrieved aspirants are a former Publicity Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee , Prince Dayo Adeyeye , Senator representing Ekiti South , Mrs Biodun Olujimi ; a former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada , Dare Bejide and the immediate past commissioner for Justice , Mr Owoseeni Ajayi. At a joint press conference in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, they argued that the party...
2019 Election: Buhari’s Defeat Imminent – PDP Chieftain, Kaze
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2019 Election: Buhari’s Defeat Imminent – PDP Chieftain, Kaze

Former member of the House of Representatives, Bitrus Kaze has urged President Muhammad Buhari, to abandon any ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election. He boasted that Buhari would be defeated just like Jonathan in 2015. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain told Sun that Buhari will lose elections in 2019 because he failed in delivering his ‘Change’ promises to Nigerians. He, therefore, advised President Buhari to step down as Nelson Mandela did considering his age and allow a younger person rule Nigeria. On prospects of PDP winning the election, Kaze said the party will win if a popular candidate emerges from fair play, adding that Buhari is not an obstacle to PDP regaining power. He said “The convention came and it is over, there was contest between Prince Uche Se...
Buhari’s New Year Broadcast Depressing ―PDP
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Buhari’s New Year Broadcast Depressing ―PDP

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the New Year broadcast made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday was depressing as according to the party, it completely failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation and for which Nigerians earnestly expected answers from government. A statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Monday said Nigerians were again treated to another round of false claims and empty promises, which it observed had become a routine in the newly three years of the administration. The leading opposition party recalled that it had earlier advised the Federal Government not to bother about any New Year message to Nigerians because government would not have anything to say. “We already knew th...
PDP To Provide Vibrant Opposition In 2018, Secondus Promises Nigerians
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PDP To Provide Vibrant Opposition In 2018, Secondus Promises Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured Nigerians that in 2018, it will play robust and vibrant roles to put the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its toes. National chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus in a new year message signed Ike Abonyito Nigerians added that the worst is over for the PDP, noting that the party is now ready and re-energized to play its statutory role in the polity to deepen the nation’s democracy. ” 2017 was tough for us but the worst is over. We are now more than ever determined to take power back in Nigeria because the writing on the wall is clear that the ruling party cannot cope “We sympathize with Nigerians for the hardship they have been going through in the hand of APC administration but (we) assure them that there is a light at the en...
2018: Secondus Speaks On PDP, APC, Buhari’s Govt, Forthcoming Elections
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2018: Secondus Speaks On PDP, APC, Buhari’s Govt, Forthcoming Elections

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has assured Nigerians that in the new year 2018, the main opposition party will play robust and vibrant roles to activate the nation’s polity. Secondus asserted that the worst is over for the PDP, assuring that the party is now ready and reenergized to play its statutory role in the polity to deepen our democracy. The PDP leader, in a new year message to Nigerians released on Saturday, said that what anti democratic forces planned against PDP in 2017 failed because God and Nigerians still desire to have the party return to power. ” 2017 was tough for us but the worst is over, we are now more than ever determined to take power back in Nigeria because the writing on the wall is clear that the ruling party cannot ...
CAN, Atiku, Ugwuanyi, Others Felicitate With Christians At Christmas
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CAN, Atiku, Ugwuanyi, Others Felicitate With Christians At Christmas

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has joined prominent Nigerians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Prince Uche Secondus and Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to felicitate with Nigerians at Christmas. National President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, expressed dissatisfaction over the hardship Nigerians are facing, noting that many could not travel for the celebration due to the current fuel scarcity, unpaid salaries and other economic factors. He however predicted that the year 2018 would bring recovery, healing and unprecedented expansion of God’s kingdom on earth. He also regretted findings by the National Bureau of Statistics few days ago, that no fewer than 3.67 million Nigerians lost their jobs in 2017 due to the ha...
Defections Will Make APC Empty Before 2019 – PDP
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Defections Will Make APC Empty Before 2019 – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday predicted that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will be hit by mass defections that would leave the party empty before the 2019 general elections. The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodinyan, who made this comment, also accused the governing party of trying to destabilise the PDP, adding that the APC was planning to ensure that no other party fields a presidential candidate against it in 2019. While speaking at a press conference, the spokesman of the PDP dismissed a recent splinter PDP group of concerned candidates and stakeholders, which recently opened a parallel office, describing the issue as a storm in a tea cup. According to him, the friction generated by the group would be resolved before the yu...
PDP CRISIS | ‘Fresh PDP’ Emerges, Says #PDPConvention2017 Will Not Stand
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PDP CRISIS | ‘Fresh PDP’ Emerges, Says #PDPConvention2017 Will Not Stand

Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently announcing the emergence of a parallel Peoples Democratic party, PDP known as “Fresh PDP,” in Abuja. The group said the emergence of the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee, NWC, at the December 9 national convention will not stand.
2019: Buhari, APC Building More Prisons For PDP Members – Secondus
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2019: Buhari, APC Building More Prisons For PDP Members – Secondus

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, government has been accused of building more prisons to accommodate members of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The newly elected National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who said this, warned that Buhari and his party members may eventually end up in those prisons. The PDP also alleged that the government was planning to descend on PDP members in 2018. This was part of Secondus’ statement in Abuja at the opening of a two-day retreat for members of the newly elected National Working Committee of the party. He said, “We learnt that they are building more prisons. Let them go ahead and build more . They will be the one to stay there. “We learnt that they are coming after our members...
PDP Warns Political Gladiators In Anambra, Vows To Expel Defiant Members
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PDP Warns Political Gladiators In Anambra, Vows To Expel Defiant Members

The National Vice Chairman (South-East), of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Austin Umahi on Tuesdaysent a red signal to the political gladiators ‎in the Anambra State Chapter of the Party, with a warning to those causing crisis in the Party to stop it henceforth or be expelled outrightly.Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday, Chief Umahi lamented the great damage the activities of the elements had done to the party in the state and declared that the new party leadership in the state would no longer tolerate the “nonsense,” saying, ” enough is enough.” ‎According to him, “as the South-East zonal chairman and a member of the newly constituted National Working Committee (NWC), we want to state categorically that Anambra is too important to us. “Everything happening in ...
APC Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun Congratulates PDP’s Uche Secondus
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APC Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun Congratulates PDP’s Uche Secondus

The All Progressives Congress (APC) hss congratulated the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on his election at the PDP’s recent National Convention. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the APC said, “I also congratulate other newly-elected PDP National Officials. “It is my hope that the newly-elected PDP National Chairman will use his experience garnered over the years to ensure that the PDP assumes its role as a responsible opposition Party in the country. “Our Party wholeheartedly welcome opposition because we believe that democracy cannot thrive without a vibrant but responsible opposition that puts the nation first. This will often challenge you to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations. “I assure ...
PDP Convention: Wike, Secondus Visit Bode George
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PDP Convention: Wike, Secondus Visit Bode George

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, have visited a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George. Wike and Secondus visited George at his Maitama home, Abuja, to seek his cooperation following the rancour that followed the national convention of the party. George, who was one of the chairmanship aspirants, had stepped down less than 24 hours to the convention, describing the event as a charade. He had also lambasted the Rivers State governor for saying the people of the South-West did not deserve to produce the chairman of the party. Secondus told George that he would work with everyone and nobody would feel marginalised in the party. Confirming the meeting with George ...
Dokpesi Congratulates New PDP Chairman, Secondus
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Dokpesi Congratulates New PDP Chairman, Secondus

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, who contested the PDP National Chairmanship position and lost, has congratulated the winner, Prince Uche Secondus. Dokpesi, who had earlier faulted the process of the party’s National Convention held in Abuja on Saturday, declared that “the delegates have spoken”. “Ì appreciate the delegates for voting at the convention and congratulate the newly elected National Working Committee of the PDP led by Secondus. “You will recall that I said that the PDP must be the ultimate winner at the end of the contest. “God bless the Peoples Democratic Party. Congratulations PDP as I wish all our members the best of luck,” Dokpesi said. Meanwhile, the newly elected National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has pledged that the party, und...
Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman Amid Allegations Of Rigging
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Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman Amid Allegations Of Rigging

Prince Uche Secondus, long speculated to be the favoured candidate, has eventually emerged the new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His election is, however, not without rancour as two major rivals, Tunde Adeniran and Raymond Dokpesi, have alleged systematic rigging in the election process. Secondus had enjoyed the massive backing of PDP governors led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. Early reports suggest that Secondus may have won with over 2000 votes against his closest rival, Tunde Adeniran, who became a rallying point for the Southwest zone after other contestants namely Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Gbenga Daniel, Rashidi Ladoja and Olusegun Aderemi withdrew from the race. Controversy had trailed the elections when a purport...
Bode George Withdraws From PDP Chairmanship Race
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Bode George Withdraws From PDP Chairmanship Race

A Member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Bode George, has announced his withdrawal from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairmanship seat. George made this announcement at an ongoing press conference in Abuja. Chief George cited abuse of the party's zoning formula as reason for his pulling out of the race Chief George was one of the nine candidates cleared for the contest at the national convention of the party set to hold in Abuja tomorrow. The remaining aspirants for the PDP chairmanship position at Saturday’s convention include, Prince Uche Secondus, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi and Mr. Aderemi Olusegun.
IBB, Jonathan Wade Into South West PDP Discord
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IBB, Jonathan Wade Into South West PDP Discord

Ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida and President Goodluck Jonathan, have begun prevailing on the leadership to concede the position of national chairman to the South-West, based on the political grouping’s Port Harcourt agreement and zoning principle. The South-South, until yesterday, was yet to show any sign it would compromise. The former acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who is also in the race and believed to have the backing of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and others, is still canvassing support. A meeting by South-West stakeholders on Wednesday, which continued till yesterday, indicated the zone could reach a truce and prune down its six national chairmanship aspirants...
Eberechi Suzzette Wike’s 45th Birthday Celebration Photos; Jonathan Attends
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Eberechi Suzzette Wike’s 45th Birthday Celebration Photos; Jonathan Attends

JONATHAN , GOVERNOR WIKE , OTHERS CELEBRATE JUSTICE EBERECHI SUZZETTE NYESOM-WIKE'S BIRTHDAY(PHOTOS) Former President Goodluck Jonathan has wished the Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike more fruitful years ahead as she serves humanity. The Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday joined Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia,  Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Ikuinyi Ibani, the Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Famara Goye , National Caretaker Committee Chairman of PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Senator Ben Obi, PDP Caretaker Committee Secretary, Chief of Staff to Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Former Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, David Ior...
PDP Must Not Die In Your Hands – Anenih Tells Sheriff
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PDP Must Not Die In Your Hands – Anenih Tells Sheriff

Party elder and former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has asked the court-reinstated national chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, to make sure that the party does not die in his hands. It was gathered from a reliable source that Anenih advised Sheriff and his loyalists who had a closed-door meeting in his house yesterday that he should utilise the opportunity available to him to reach out to all aggrieved members so as to rebuild and reunite the party. Although both Anenih and Sheriff failed to give details of what transpired during their less than 30 minutes meeting when Journalists posed questions to them, it was learnt that the chief offered what could be regarded as hard choices for a return of peace. However, when asked to shed more li...
Wike Leads The Arrest Of 15 Mechanics In Rivers Over Black Soot
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Wike Leads The Arrest Of 15 Mechanics In Rivers Over Black Soot

In furtherance of the fight against the pollution of the Rivers environment by Particulate Matter, popularly referred to as 'black soot', Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday ordered the arrest of 15 mechanics engaged in illegal burning of used tyres and condemned engine oil. The governor who ran into the mass illegal burning of tyres and condemned engine oil on Aba Road around the Oyigbo axis. Governor Wike who was returning from Oyigbo where he attended the funeral service of Late Sir Precious Oforji was attracted by the inferno which emitted a tick smoke into the atmosphere. He directed his motorcade to stop. He went into the large mechanic workshop where the mechanics had used an open field to burn the tyres and condemned engine oil. The governor who was in the...

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