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PDP Primaries Will Be Free, Fair – Bafarawa Campaign Office —...

BCO’s director general, Senator Paul Wampana disclosed this Wednesday when he submitted his principal, former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa nomination and expression of interest forms at the PDP secretariat Abuja. Senator Wampana said the party has also learnt its lesson after the convention and now belief in...

Joshua Mba Picks PDP Senatorial Nomination Form For Enugu East —...

A former PDP National Youth Leader aspirant, Chief Joshua Mba, yesterday picked the People’s Democratic Party’s expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the Enugu East Senatorial district election. Mba while declaring his intention to run for the election recently, promised to change the lives of...

Akpabio, Uduaghan’s Defection And PDP’s Debacle In S’South — Leadership Newspaper

With the recent defection of Senate minority whip, Godswill Akpabio and former Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan to the APC, the stage appears set for the governing party to make inroads in the South South. In this piece, JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH looks at the political equation in respect of...

Benue PDP Hands Over Party Structure To Ortom, Reshuffles Exco —...

Leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has officially handed over the party structure to  Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom. Chairman of the party, John Ngbede who disclosed this at the party’s expanded Caucus meeting held in  Makurdi expressed optimism that the governor will...

I regret not winning Lagos for PDP, says Atiku – Punch...

Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday said he regretted not doing much to help the People’s Democratic Party win in Lagos State when he had the opportunity in 2003. Abubakar, a PDP presidential aspirant, spoke in Lagos while holding a meeting with members of the party in the state. The...

PDP Has Conceded Defeat Before 2019 Elections-APC — Leadership Newspaper

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has questioned the interest the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  in the mode of internal election of the ruling party for the forthcoming elections.  In a statement on Sunday by the spokesman, Yekini Nabena declared that it is obvious that PDP is afraid...

Ortom picks nomination form, takes over Benue PDP Monday – Punch...

John Charles B arring any unforseen circumstance, the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, will, on Monday (tomorrow), take control of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Our correspondent gathered that the process of taking control of the party had been concluded at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja. A...

APC’s direct primary ploy by Buhari to rig 2019 elections, PDP...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party said it had uncovered an alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to use the party’s direct primary to validate their plan to rig the 2019 general elections, particularly for the President, who it said had become grossly...

PDP members in Kaiama council hold solidarity rally for Saraki –...

A large members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara on Friday turned out en mass for a solidarity rally for Senate President Bukola Saraki. The party members marched through all the streets in Kaiama, the headquarters of the local council. The News Agency of Nigeria reports...

Photo News: Tambuwal picks PDP presidential nomination form

Tambuwal collecting his form from the PDP secretariat in Abuja Lanre Babalola Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has picked the PDP Presidential expression of interest form for the 2019 election. Tambuwal who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to...

PDP asks Tambuwal, Atiku, Kwankwaso, others to accept primary’s outcome –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja In a bid to have a rancour-free presidential primary, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party met with its presidential aspirants in Abuja on Wednesday night. The PDP team was led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Other members of the party’s National Working Committee and some...

Former Ogun Speaker leaves PDP for ADC – Punch Newspapers

A former Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, Mrs. Titilayo Oseni-Gomez, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party to the African Democratic Congress. Oseni-Gomez made this known at a news conference in Abeokuta on Thursday. She said she took the decision to enable her contest for the Ogun Central Senatorial District in...

Kwankwaso supporters dump PDP for APC, burn red caps — Nigeria...

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso Some members of Kwankwasiyya group have dumped Nigeria Opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors denounced their support for the national leader of Kwankwasiyya group, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. Thousands of Kwankwaso supporters burned the red caps that...

I Will Not Leave PDP Even If I Lose Primaries –...

Alhaji Sule Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he will not leave the party even if he loses primaries for the presidential race. Lamido said this in an interview with newsmen at the residence of Gen....

Aregbesola, PDP trade words over workers’ strike – Punch Newspapers

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola to order the immediate payment of the backlog of workers salaries and allowances which necessitated the warning strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state. The Chairman of the PDP...

PDP rejects Buhari’s stance against rule of law Top News

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari that his statement claiming that rule of law will become secondary to his whims and self-determined “national interest” is strange to our laws and completely unacceptable.Added to a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, the party sees...

No consensus presidential candidate –PDP – Punch Newspapers

OLUSOLA FABIYI Ahead of the 2019 elections, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it is not involved in the idea of having a sole presidential aspirant for the party. The party said it would rather be pre-occupied with the provision of an enabling environment for all...

Governor has no business with PDP – Salihu Mustapha – Punch...

The North-East Zonal Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Salihu Mustapha, in this interview with HINDI LIVINUS, explains why the Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, will not defect to the Peoples Democratic Party An official of the PDP confirmed to us that a former ambassador and the Adamawa State Governor,...

APC chieftain decamps to PDP in Gombe Latest News

AS politicking for the 2019 general elections hots up, a former governorship candidate of the defunct Change for Progressives Congress (CPC) in the 2011 elections who is a chieftain of ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Abubakar Aliyu has dumped the party and pitched his political...

How PDP can defeat Buhari in 2019 – Top News

Senator Ahmed Makarfi National leader of the PDP.A former governor of Kaduna State and a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the only way the PDP candidate defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 is by working on the psyche of the...

You’re surrounded by corrupt people, PDP tells President – Punch Newspapers

Contrary to the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he was fighting corruption, the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the President is surrounding himself with people who have corruption cases. It therefore said that the claim of integrity by the President was questionable. READ ALSO: Labour Party backs Buhari, promises 16...

APC’ll meet its match if it foments trouble when we reconvene...

John Alechenu, Abuja Senators Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim have said Nigeria will be a better place if the All Progressives Congress devotes more time to solving the nation’s myriad of problems instead of dissipating energy in the quest to pull down the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. They also cautioned the...

PDP calls for arrest of Miyetti Allah leaders — Nigeria —...

PDP Flag The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the arrest and trial of the leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, over the association’s comment on plot to forcefully remove the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki. PDP made the call in a Statement issued by its National Publicity...

APC blames PDP for attempted attack on Akpabio – Punch Newspapers

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Ini Okopido, and the APC National Youth Caucus Chairman, Mr Iniobong John, have blamed the Peoples Democratic Party for the attempted attack on the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, in his country home at Essien Udim Local Government...

Will Presidential Ticket Cause Implosion In PDP? — Leadership Newspaper

For a party known for money bag politics than issues based, the conduct of the PDP primaries will make or mar its electoral fortunes, writes EMAMEH GABRIEL who puts into perspective the issues before theopposition party ahead of next year’s general elections. Ahead of the primaries for the 2019 general...

Gombe PDP And The Quest For Dankwambo’s Successor — Leadership Newspaper

In the recent whirlwind and political defections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has once again suffered a debilitating loss, following the defection of Senator Bayero Nafada alongside many others from the party back to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Although many defections have taken place, and more...

We’re working hard to reconcile Adeleke, Ogunbiyi –PDP chairman – Punch...

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in South West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, has said he and other leaders of the party are working hard to reconcile the differences between the governorship candidate of the party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, who...

Start with APC members, PDP, OBJ group tell Buhari – Punch...

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to jail treasury looters. It, however, challenged him to show integrity by starting with the investigation and prosecution of members of his party, the All Progressives Congress. Buhari had in an interview shortly after his...

PDP Wins Taraba Assembly By-Election — Leadership Newspaper

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Garba Ahiya has won Saturday’s Takum 1 state constituency by-election into Taraba House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was to fill the vacant seat of the late Hosea Ibi, member of...

Reconvene National Assembly now, APC tells Saraki, PDP – Punch Newspapers

John Alechenu and John Ameh …insists Electoral Bill alive The All Progressives Congress has demanded the immediate reconvening of the National Assembly to consider the 2019 Election Budget of  the Independent National Electoral Commission. The APC also said contrary to claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, the Electoral Amendment Bill passed by...

Court Dismisses Murder Charge Against 9 PDP Members In Lagos —...

A Lagos State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ebute-Meta on Friday dismissed the murder charge preferred against nine members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos. Those freed by Chief Magistrate Alex Komolafe on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), exonerating them of...

I have no plans to return to PDP, Atiku’s political ally,...

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A former acting Adamawa State Governor and political ally of ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Ambassador James Barka, has denied dumping the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party. He said it was true that the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP paid him a courtesy visit at his...

Gombe APC lawmaker defects to PDP, resigns as minority leader —...

National AssemblyAn All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in Gombe state Assembly, Ahmed Haruna, Thursday, announced his defection to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and resigned his post as Minority Leader. Haruna a representative of Gombe North Constituency announced his defection and resignation during plenary, alleged that the APC in Gombe...

We won’t change PDP’s name, logo, Lamido vows – Punch Newspapers

Enyioha Opara, Minna A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sule Lamido, on Tuesday declared that on no account should the name of the party be changed to satisfy those that want to defect to it. Lamido, who made the declaration while addressing proposed delegates to next month’s national convention of...

APC alleges PDP of planning to attack its senators — Nigeria...

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun; All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN); President Muhammadu Buhari; APC Governorship Candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at the party’s mega rally in Ado-Ekiti…July 9, 2018. Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives...

PDP alleges fresh plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu – Punch Newspapers

• APC dismisses allegation, says Senate President, deputy must go• PDP Senate caucus passes vote of confidence in Saraki, deputy John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Success Nwogu and Gibson Achonu The Peoples Democratic Party claims it has again uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress and a group in the Presidency to...

Governor Tambuwal, 10,000 Others Join PDP — Leadership Newspaper

Less than three weeks after the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his name sake, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal has led no fewer than 10,000 people to dump the party. Shehu-Tambuwal, who was a former PDP Chairman in the state led the 10,000...

PDP Candidate Wins Cross River Assembly By-election — Leadership Newspaper

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency By-Election into the Cross River House of Assembly. Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, widow of a member of the Assembly, Stephen Ukpukpen, who died in May. His seat was declared vacant following his death. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr...

Saraki withholding PDP defectors’ letters, APC caucus alleges – Punch Newspapers

Members of the All Progressives Congress caucus at the Senate have alleged that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, withheld their defection letters from the Peoples Democratic Party sent to the upper chamber. The APC senators further alleged that Saraki, who read out the letter in which 13 lawmakers defected from...

PDP vows to reclaim Anambra – Punch Newspapers

TONY OKAFOR The Peoples Democratic Party has said it will reclaim Anambra State in memory of a second Republic Vice President, the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who played a major role in founding the party. The leader of PDP reconciliation committee in the state, Mr. Ngozi Agudozi, stated this in a...

Saraki may declare Akpabio, other PDP defectors’ seats vacant – Punch...

SUNDAY ABORISADE, LEKE BAIYEWU, ETIM EKPIMAH and WILLIAMS BABALOLA The nation may witness yet another showdown in the Senate as the senators cut short their vacation to discuss President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 polls budget request. Apart from the fact that constant fierce arguments between members of the All Progressives Congress and...

APC senators, PDP lawmakers draw battle lines as National Assembly reconvenes...

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi and Leke Baiyewu There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress senators and their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts are heading for a showdown as the National Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday. Saturday PUNCH reliably gathered on Friday that the bone of contention bordered on what...

APC, PDP Test Might In Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi Today — Leadership...

In the aftermath of the gale of defections that blew across the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the two leading political parties in the country will today test their might and popularity in the senatorial and House of Representatives by-elections holding in Katsina, Bauchi...

Buhari must explain role in N9tn NNPC contract scam — PDP...

Olusola Fabiyi and John Alechenu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday in Abuja asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to explain to Nigerians what they know about the N9tn ($25bn) contract scam which it said was allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation under their...

FG: PDP Using Fake News as Election Campaign Strategy

From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe federal government has accused the opposition led by...

Former Minister For Education, Prof.  Jerry Agada Others Joins PDP —...

Following the waves of mass movement of politicians across different political parties in Nigeria, a Nigerian educationist, scholar, author, Chairman Benue state Civil Service Commission, former president of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and former minister of state for Education of the Federal republic of Nigeria Professor Jerry Agada has decamped to the major opposition party,...

Behold kingmakers who will determine PDP candidate – Punch Newspapers

OLUSOLA FABIYI looks at the power play within the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party and writes on those who will play significant roles in determining the party’s presidential candidate The National Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said Nigerians would determine the presidential candidate of the...

PDP mocks Presidency, says APC wooing its members – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress is attempting to woo its members describing the party as discredited and famished fold. The PDP said it has nothing, but pity for the APC, who, it alleged in its blind desperation, could not...

We’re not leaving PDP, say Abia, Ebonyi govs – Punch Newspapers

Mudiaga Affe, Ihuoma Chiedozie, Clement Nnachi and Ogbonnaya Ikokwu Two governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-East geopolitical zone have denied insinuations by the All Progressives Congress that they are planning to dump their party for the ruling party. They are governors David Umahi of Ebonyi...

Saraki Will Help Dislodge Buhari In 2019 – PDP — Leadership...

Some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of PDP One Umbrella Project, in Kwara State, have said that the return of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the party will help the party’s bid to dislodge the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019. Speaking with journalists...

Nigerians’ll help us choose among Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku, Kwankwaso, others, says...

•••says FG, APC plotting to remove Senate President, Ekweremadu through court order •Why Akpabio is threatening to dump party –Source John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Gbenro Adeoye and Leke Baiyewu As the competition for the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party gets stiffer in the run-up to the 2019 general elections,...

PDP candidate Eleka files 700-page petition — Nigeria — The Guardian...

Kolapo Olusola The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the July 14 election in Ekiti, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka late on Friday filed a 700-page petition before the Election Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the candidate along with his running mate,...

PDP files petition against Fayemi’s victory – Punch Newspapers

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 14 governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, is presently at the election petition tribunal in Ado Ekiti to file his petition. He is challenging the electoral victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as declared...

APC, PDP Reps disagree over mass defections – Punch Newspapers

John Ameh, Abuja The All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party caucuses of the House of Representatives clashed again on Thursday over the gale of defections from the APC to the PDP. The disagreement centred on how the defections would influence the outcome of the general elections in 2019. READ ALSO: Don’t crucify...

Tambuwal’s deputy remains in APC as Gov joins PDP – Punch...

APC remains the dominant party in Sokoto –Senator Wamakko Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu, has vowed to remain in the ruling All Progressives Congress on whose platform he and Governor Aminu Tambuwal were elected into office. Senator Ibrahim Gobir, seven House of Representatives members, 12 other members...

Sokoto Gov Tambuwal leaves APC for PDP – Punch Newspapers

Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday via the Sokoto Government House (@SokotoGovtHouse): “I have consulted widely especially with the Sokoto people and they have confidently...

Kwara PDP chairman, Oyedepo, leads members in defection to APC –...

Success Nwogu, Ilorin/with agency reports Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara, led by the state chairman, Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo, on Wednesday announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress. Scores of Kwara residents, especially those from Ilorin metropolis, including some PDP members, on Wednesday protested against what they described...

Kwara Speaker, 22 Other Lawmakers Dumps APC, Joins PDP — Leadership...

Out of the 24 members of the Kwara State House of Assembly, the speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad and 22 other lawmakers on Wednesday defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Only the member representing Ojomu/Balogun Constituency of Offa Local Government Area, Mr. Saheed...

Nigerians deserve healthy President, PDP, R-APC tell Amaechi – Punch Newspapers

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others, which it did not name, of allegedly exploiting the fragile health of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite Nigerians. The party was responding to a claim by the former governor of Rivers State that even if Buhari...

Recent Defections To PDP Won’t Affect Buhari’s Re-Election -Abe — Leadership...

The senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that the defection some lawmakers and a state governor from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not affect the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Abe made...

You’re unpatriotic, mischievous, Al-Makura replies PDP – Punch Newspapers

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has reacted to the allegation levelled against him by the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of being mischievous in the allocation of land areas for ranching. The PDP had accused the governor of relocating four out of the seven proposed ranches...

Drop Adeleke as flagbearer, seven PDP gov aspirants tell party –...

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Seven governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State have asked the national leadership of the party to rescind its decision on the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the party in the September 22 governorship election. The aspirants: Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi; senators...

Buhari is common enemy of Nigerians — PDP, SDP – Punch...

Olusola Fabiyi and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party have described President Muhammadu Buhari as a common enemy of Nigerians. The spokespersons for both parties stated this at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday. READ ALSO: We’re not involved in negotiation for Dapchi girls release...

We are surprised at Ortom’s defection to PDP – APC –...

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom The All Progressives Congress has described the defection of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to the Peoples’ Democratic Party as “somewhat surprising.” Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, APC National Publicity Secretary said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while reacting to the development. The party recalled efforts made by...

Gov Ortom Dumps APC For PDP — Leadership Newspaper

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Kwankwaso’s supporters set brooms ablaze, fly PDP flag – Punch Newspapers

In celebration of his defection to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, supporters of former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, have taken to the streets of Kano to burn the emblem of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The APC uses the broom as its party logo. In a video posted on YouTube...

Adeleke unfit to be Osun PDP gov candidate – Ogunbiyi –...

Femi Makinde and Oladimeji Ramon A Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, has petitioned the party’s leadership, alleging the rigging of the party’s primary in favour of Senator Ademola Adeleke. Adeleke was declared the winner of the Osun State PDP governorship primary which held last Saturday. The...

PDP Reps Celebrate As 15 APC Senators Defect — Leadership Newspaper

Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in House of Representatives celebrated on Tuesday as news of the defection of 15 senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP was announced. Earlier, the PDP lawmakers, who converged on the lobby of the National Assembly, vowed not...

PDP leads the House as 32 APC Reps defect – Punch...

John Ameh, Abuja In a sudden twist of fate, the ruling All Progressives Congress has become a minority party as 32 members of the House Representatives defected to to the opposition PDP, and four others to ADC. Thirty-two members of the All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives have just...

No man of honour will return to PDP, says Oshiomhole –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Success Nwogu, Leke Baiyewu and John Charles The National Chairman of the  All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday said there was no man of honour, who  left the Peoples Democratic Party because of its  alleged crimes against the nation, that would want to return to...

PDP expels Kashamu — Politics — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper –...

The People’s Democratic Party Monday announced the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu from the party. Kashamu represents Ogun East in the current 8th National Assembly. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government. Others expelled from the party were Bayo Adebayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu...

Great Battle Ahead, Says PDP Flagbearer — Leadership Newspaper

Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Osun, says a great battle lies ahead in the Sept. 22  election in the state. Adeleke, in a statement on Monday in Osogbo, said that his emergence as the PDP candidate marks the beginning of...

You’re always announcing fake defection of our members to your fold,...

The All Progressives Congress has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of publishing reports of fake defection of the ruling party’s members to its fold. APC also challenged the PDP to drop its “antics of seeking a new coalition” and the “desperate shopping for members” ahead the 2019 elections. It said...

Five PDP leaders arrested over killing of LG chapter chairman –...

The Lagos State Police Command, on Sunday, said it has detained for interrogation five chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. The party leaders are being detained over the killing of one Mr. Borishade Adeniyi, chairman, PDP Apapa chapter. The arrest was confirmed by the command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti...

Atiku Declares, Says I’ll Return PDP To Power — Leadership Newspaper

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday formally declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidency, saying he’ll return his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power. Specifically, Atiku said he is contesting the 2019 presidential election under the PDP platform to address insecurity, fix the...

We have ‘facts’ on how election was rigged – PDP –...

John Alechenu and Olusola Fabiyi  The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it has what it called “facts” on how the last Saturday’s governorship election was allegedly rigged in Ekiti State. It said members of its National Working Committee met in Abuja on Tuesday, where they...

Ekiti Election Proves PDP Is Irreparably Broken, Dismantled- Presidency — Leadership...

Following the victory of the All Progressive Congress in the Ekiti gubernatorial election, the Presidency has said the result proves that the Peoples Democratic Party is irreparably broken and dismantled. In a statement by the senior special assistant media to the President, Garba Shehu, said the opposition party has nothing...

PDP South-West rejects result, blames police – Punch Newspapers

Peter Dada, Akure The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West has rejected the outcome of the result of the governorship election held in Ekiti State on Saturday, saying the election was highly characterised with various electoral practices. The party also blamed the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly allowing the malpractices...

PDP Chieftain Urges Saraki To Join Presidential Race — Leadership Newspaper

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olukayode Akindele  has urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to join the 2019 presidential election. Akindele, who spoke with LEADERSHIP Sunday, said the Senate President has the experience, political pedigree and  temperament to hold the position. The PDP...

PDP rejects Ekiti election, says it is day-light robbery  – Punch...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. It described the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as a day-light robbery. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this at the ongoing press briefing in Abuja on Sunday. Details...

PDP-led coalition and its fledging template to unseat Buhari – Punch...

In this piece, JOHN ALECHENU takes a cursory look at the prospects of the recent political alliance between the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party and over 30 others in their quest to oust the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration in 2019 After weeks of speculations, Nigerians woke up to the...

Fayemi wins as APC, PDP woo voters with cash – Punch...

Olufemi Atoyebi, Tunde Ajaja and Tobi Aworinde The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has won the poll held on Saturday. From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples...

Kolapo, PDP’s Candidate Eventually Cast His Vote — Leadership Newspaper

The candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka finally cast his vote.As reported earlier today,  Kolapo’s PVC was rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s card reader earlier this morning at Ofafuru Polling Unit 002, Ward ‎002 in Ikere-Ekiti. However, media reported...

PDP will probe Buhari over Abacha loot — Secondus – Punch...

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic  Party, Uche Secondus, has said if his party wins at the centre in 2019, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will be probed on the way it spent the $322m looted funds recovered from the late dictator, General Sani Abacha. He said this on...

PDP Members Meet Obasanjo — Leadership Newspaper

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) led by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, will meet with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta today. The PDP team which included the PDP Board of Trustee Chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, Chief Bode George, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara among other national...

PDP Raise Alarm Over Plots To Use Fake Policemen, Duplicate Ballot...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Ekiti state governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, are clothing thugs imported from Imo and states neighbouring to Ekiti, with fake police uniform to unleash terror on voters on Saturday....

As Kaduna PDP Shops For Consensus Candidate — Leadership Newspaper

The recent defections to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has put the party in dilemma as to how a consensus governorship candidate will emerge ahead of the 2019 election in the state. SUNDAY ISUWA writes. Until recently, the number of people contesting for the...

PDP, APC hold counter rallies in Ekiti State — Nigeria —...

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun; All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN); President Muhammadu Buhari; APC Governorship Candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at the party’s mega rally in Ado-Ekiti…yesterday. • Buhari flays Fayose’s ‘stomach infrastructure’•...

PDP, Fayose in panic mode – Oshiomhole – Punch Newspapers

John Alechenu and Kamarudeen Ogundele The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, and his ruling Peoples Democratic Party were in a panic mode, sensing imminent defeat.  Oshiomhole said this in a media briefing at the National Secretariat of...

PDP Local Govt Leaders Endorse Bafarawa For President — Leadership Newspaper

Committee of the Forum for the Peoples’ Democratic Party( PDP) Local Governments Chairmen across the 36 states, including FCT have agreed to support former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa’s presidential aspiration. A statement by Nura Dalhatu, Special Assistant to Bafarawa on New Media on Friday, said...

2019 elections may not hold, PDP chairman warns – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, on Wednesday in Abuja, warns that the 2019 general elections may not hold if the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State is rigged. He said the election must be free, fair and credible. Secondus spoke at the...

Trending Forced Resignation Story As PDP Chairman, Pure Fiction – Ogbeh...

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh has vehemently refuted the recent trending story in the social media, on how he was forced to resign as PDP Chairman by former President Olusegun Obasanjo; describing the report “as trash fit for the dustbin”. It will be recalled that...

PDP And The North-East Presidential Ticket — Leadership Newspaper

As the 2019 general elections draws near, political permutations, calculations and configurations has been the major concern of the major opposition party in the country, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) all point to a strategic realignment of forces and interests poised to deliver a credible, competent, acceptable and...

You aren’t god, can’t intimidate all Nigerians, PDP chairman tells Buhari...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that since he is not god, he should stop intimidating Nigerians ahead of 2019 elections. He said that the President was behaving like a coward and was afraid of the opposition. Secondus...

Another Ekiti Assembly PDP member defects to APC – Punch Newspapers

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Chief Whip of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Sunday Akinniyi, on Tuesday, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. The assembly had on June 13 suspended Akinniyi who is representing the Ikere Constituency 2, for alleged terrorism and for sleeping...

PDP congratulates Oshiomhole, screens 11 Osun gov aspirants – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has congratulated the newly-elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole. Secondus, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, told Oshiomhole that he hoped that his coming on board as the chairman of...

APC Planning To Victimise, Sack Public Servants, PDP Alleges — Leadership...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to clampdown, victimize and sack workers as well as appointees in ministries, departments and agencies ahead of the 2019 Presidential election. PDP said it is terrifying when APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed ...

PDP elements hindering APC progressive agenda, says Tinubu – Punch Newspapers

•It’s a plot to sack public servants –PDP Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has accused some members of the Peoples Democratic Party of hindering the progressive agenda of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Tinubu said that many of those in critical positions in government agencies...

PDP planned to loot treasury for 60 years – Tinubu  –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja National Leader of the All Progressives Congress who was also a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has accused the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party of planning to loot the nation’s treasury for 60 years. He stated this in a goodwill message at the...

PDP To Hold NEC Meeting Over ‘Clampdown’ On Members — Leadership...

Worried by the clampdown on its members, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed that it will hold a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on the issue.The party also disclosed that its Contact and Mobilization Committee, which is interfacing with other political like-minds, was making progress and will soon...