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Raid on Atiku’s sons’ home: PDP now fake news harbinger –...

    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja     The Presidency has reacted to a statement by the opposition party, the PDP, alleging invasion of Aliyu and Mustapha Abubakar’s home, in their absence. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement described the report as a fairy tale adding...

Confusion Deepens In Ogun PDP As Kashamu Launches Governorship Campaign —...

Confusion deepened in Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party on Monday on who is exactly the governorship candidate of the party: Senator Buruji Kashamu or Oladipupo Adebutu? Last Friday, the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus had presented the party’s flag to Adebutu and said he is the authentic candidate of the...

Sokoto Crowd Not Rented, Says PDP Youths — Leadership Newspaper

The Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State chapter Hon Aliyu Bello has said that the crowd that attended it’s North Central presidential rally was not rented.According to Aliyu, the allegations made by an APC Northwest governor should be disregarded.In a statement he personally signed, Aliyu...

Lagos Commissioner Resigns, Decamps To PDP — Leadership Newspaper

Obviously not amused by the way and manner the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted its gubernatorial primary in Lagos State in which the incumbent, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was denied a second term ticket, the state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olawale Oluwo on Wednesday resigned his...

FG nonchalant over ASUU strike, education, Edo State PDP alleges |...

• Yesufu urges students to march into Aso VillaEdo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, has lamented the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), accusing government of failure to give students priority attention in the affairs of the country. Orbih, who expressed dissatisfaction...

PDP Stronger, Well Positioned To Take Lagos From APC – Agbaje...

Amid insinuations that the gale of defection that rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State would affect its chances of winning the 2019 general election sin the state, the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, at the weekend, said the party is stronger and...

Nigerians will never forget PDP’s crimes, APC insists | The Guardian...

• Akeredolu faults NWC, backs Buhari on right to sue party• Mass defection looms as Lulu Briggs resigns from party• No refund, no reconciliation, aggrieved members declare No matter how hard the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scrubs, its alleged past wrongs would not be erased from the minds of Nigerians,...

Stop Smear Campaign On Atiku, Focus On Issues, PDP Tells Presidency...

The PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PPCC) has asked the Presidency to focus on issues rather than sponsoring smear campaign against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. The director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this while alleging that the presidency is behind fresh fabrications to tarnish the...

Will Running Mate Tussle Undo Plateau PDP? — Leadership Newspaper

The emergence of James Dalok as running mate to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Sen Jeremiah Useni, is causing upsets within the party, ACHOR ABIMAJE writes.As the campaigns for governorship and Senatorial elections kick-off on the December 1, 2018, Plateau State chapter...

Lagos APC denies pulling down PDP campaign materials

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress Saturday said there was no iota of truth in the allegation that its members were responsible for the pulling down the campaign materials belonging to the People's Democratic Party in the state. Lagos APC spokesperson Joe Igbokwe in a statement said...

PDP senator defects to APC

A senator representing Gombe South Senatorial District under the platform of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Joshua Lidani, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Lidani’s move was announced in the Senate on Wednesday by Ahmad Lawan, representing the APC in Yobe North constituency, Yobe state. “Let me...

PDP Replies APC Over Diversion Of Military Funds — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the effort by the APC to justify President Muhammadu Buhari’s neglect of fighting troops, leading to the killing of over 100 soldiers by insurgents, is a slap on the sensibility of Nigerians.The PDP added that the APC, as a party, has demonstrated...

Coalition Cautions PDP Against Politicising Fallen Soldiers — Leadership Newspaper

A civil society group, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism in Nigeria (CATE) has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and it’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar against  playing politics with fallen national heroes.Ahead of the 2019 elections, the opposition appears hell bent on dragging the ruling party to the...

PDP, APC Have Equal Chances – Zarewa — Leadership Newspaper

Isa Yahaya Zarewa is a former Senator and aspirant in the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for Kano -South Senatorial district. In this interview with CHRISTIANA NWAOGU and HENRY tyoemba the aggrieved senator who defected to PRP on grounds of injustice speaks on the chances of the...

PDP Seeks Clarification Over Killing of 70 Soldiers — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday lamented what it called incessant but avoidable killings of gallant soldiers by insurgents in the North-east. The party also demanded explanations from President Muhammadu Buhari.The PDP further claimed that Nigerians are apprehensive over the situation because the Buhari Presidency has been distracting the...

PDP made Southeast land of abandoned projects, Okorie alleges

The National Chairman of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, yesterday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of not having anything to show in the South east for the support the people gave the administration for 16 years. Rather, he alleged that the PDP-led Federal Government ensured that...

PDP Governance Grassroot Group Lambast PMB’s Aide Over Atiku — Leadership...

The PDP Governance Grassroot Group PG3 has lashed out at Presidential aide Lauretta Onochie for calling Atiku Abubakar a liar.The group in a statement signed by Amechi Ekpeneru urged Ms Onochie to concentrate her energy in explaining to Nigerians why soldiers should be killed with release of additional $1billion...

APC Planning Forceful Takeover Of Akwa-Ibom, Says PDP — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to forcefully take over the control of Akwa-Ibom State.The national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said the presidency and APC plot to cause mayhem in the state, destabilise the security architecture of the state...

APC Chides PDP — Leadership Newspaper

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa has condemned the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for kicking against the deployment of a new Commissioner of Police in the state.In a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, the party said that PDP had by opposing the deployment engaged in...

PDP Members In Diaspora Task INEC On Credible Elections — Leadership...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, United Kingdom chapter yesterday  called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide a level playing field  for all political parties contesting in the forthcoming general elections in the country.This was contained in a press statement signed by its interim chairman, Mr...

PDP And Consequences Of Ekweremadu’s Ordeals — Leadership Newspaper

Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is still a long call. The hasty victory parades in some quarters are ill-informed and self serving. As a matter of fact, the numbers are not adding up yet, and certainly not sufficient to give any major political party or candidate the latitude and comfort...

Osun PDP members sue Adeleke over fake certificate

Senator Ademola Adeleke representing APC Ademola Adeleke, the People's Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the Osun September 22 gubernatorial election, has been sued by three members of his party. The plaintiffs sought Adeleke’s disqualification from the September 22 governorship election for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the PDP ticket. Two PDP...

Kano PDP Guber Candidate Promises All-Inclusive Government — Leadership Newspaper

Mr Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano state, has promised an all-inclusive government for people living with disabilities.This was announced in a statement signed by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the PDP gubernatorial candidate, in Kano on Tuesday.According to Dawakin Tofa, the PDP gubernatorial flag...

PDP master of vote-buying – News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Atiku Abubakar with PDP Chairman, SecondusBy Harrison Arubu The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the master of vote buying and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, emerged through vote buying. The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, accused PDP of introducing vote buying in Nigeria. Ndume spoke at the News Agency...

Intra-Party Rancour Led To PDP Loss In Lagos In 2015, Says...

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Amos Olayinka, on Sunday said the party lost the governorship seat in Lagos in 2015 because of internal rancour.Olayinka told newsmen that intra party rancour affected the ability of members to monitor and protect the party’s governorship poll in 2015.Olayinka, who said...

Former Kaduna PDP Gubernatorial Aspirant Dumps Party — Leadership Newspaper

Dr Muhammad Sani-Bello, a former gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has formally dumped the party.Sani-Bello who announced the decision at a  press briefing on Monday in Kaduna, said he left because of unending mistrust between him and the state leadership of...

Be ready to accept defeat, PDP challenges Buhari

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and ruling All Progressives Congress not to contest the outcome of the forthcoming 2019 Presidential election if its candidate, Atiku Abubakar wins. "The party invites all Nigerians and the international community to note this undertaking...

Ex-lawmaker dumps PDP for APC — Politics — The Guardian Nigeria...

Mr Stephen Tsav, former Speaker, Benue House of Assembly, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Tsav, who announced his defection in Guma, said that he was defecting “after collecting financial...

PDP Senator Defects To APC — Leadership Newspaper

The Senate plenary was yesterday thrown into jubilation when the Senator representing Rivers West, Osinakachukwu Ideozu, defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The defection of the lawmaker has pulled down the number of PDP senators to 48 while moving up...

Atiku Will Revamp Economy, Jail Looters – PDP — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday assured that its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will revamp the nation’s economy through the creation of qualitative employment for the youths.The party also said Atiku will implement the political and economic restructuring of the nation in a manner that will engender unity, inclusiveness...

Crisis In Nasarawa APC, PDP Over Deputy Governorship Tickets s —...

With the governorship primaries of the political parties for the next year’s general elections in Nasarawa State over, the battle has been shifted to who would be selected as deputy governors to those who secured their parities’ tickets, writes DANJUMA JOSEPHWith the above, all seems not to be well...

PDP Warns Against Unauthorised Submission Of Candidates’ Names — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday warned those it called impostors against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party said any culprit arrested would face arrest and prosecution for forgery and stealing of funds derived from sale of fake nomination forms....

With Atiku PDP Will Reclaim Power In 2019 – Garba —...

Hon. Sabo Garba is representing Nangere/Potiskum federal constituency of Yobe state in the House of Representatives. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the lawmaker states that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to reclaim power in 2019 with Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the party.Were you...

As PDP Settles For Ashiru/Katung Ticket — Leadership Newspaper

In this report, SUNDAY ISUWA writes on the choice of Hon Sunday Marshall Katung as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Kaduna State, Hon Isa Ashiru.There was intense lobbying prior to the selection of the running mate to Hon Isa Ashiru, the candidate...

APC, PDP Reps dump parties to others — Nigeria — The...

Members of the House of Representatives in a rowdy session over the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day in Abuja …yesterday. ...

Peter Obi’s Nomination As PDP’s VP Candidate — Leadership Newspaper

On October 12, 2018, the news came to us that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has chosen Mr Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State as his running mate in the forthcoming presidential election.After brief consultation the President of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF)...

Ogun lawmaker dumps PDP | PM NEWS Nigeria

Ogun State House of...

Sunday Katung Emerges Kaduna PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate — Leadership Newspaper

A serving Member of the House of Representatives representing Zango/Jaba Federal Constituency, Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung, was said to have emerged as running mate to   Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate,Hon.Isah Ashiru ahead of the 2019 polls.Reports said the Director-General of the Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru Campaign...

PDP Appoints Saraki DG Campaign, Wike, Tambuwal, Others Zonal Coordinators —...

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed a Director-General and Zonal Coordinators for the party’s 2019 Presidential campaign.A statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja, listed the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki as the Director-General of the...

PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku ‘Picks’ Peter Obi As Running Mate —...

Reports reaching LEADERSHIP indicates that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has ‘picked’ the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as his running mate for the February 14, 2019 election.Obi emerged the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after...

Fayose Threatens To Dump PDP Over Manipulation Of Convention — Leadership...

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged manipulation of the party’s national convention held at the weekend in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Fayose alleged that some power brokers in the party subverted the process to ensure the emergence of the...

PDP Dismisses Claim Of Vote-buying — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claims of vote-buying at its national convention as false and completely unfounded. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said that the false claim was part of desperation by the All Progressives...

LA Hails Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Presidential Candidate  — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has joined millions of well-wishers across the country to congratulate former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for clinching the Party’s presidential ticket. Mr LA, who is also a delegate at the primaries in Port Harcourt where...

Atiku picks PDP Presidential ticket – Latest News

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential ticket after surpassing other 11 aspirants even as counting is still underway..@OfficialPDPNig, thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now. #NigeriaWillWork #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain...

Breaking News: Atiku emerges PDP Presidential Candidate

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president has emerged the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 election. Atiku scored a total of 1532 votes to beat  11 other aspirants at the end of the party’s presidential nomination convention held in Port Harcourt. He was followed...

The End Of PDP And The Beginning Of APC Government In...

It is often said that all politics are local; in view of the unique activities that preclude the grassroots kind of politics. In Nigeria, political strength rests on so many factors and amongst these is the strength of one’s supporters.  It is therefore, no news that Dr.Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna...

Sen Oko Picks PDP Ticket For Second Term — Leadership Newspaper

The Senator representing Cross River North senatorial district, Dr Rose Oko, Wednesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ticket for a second term after scoring 496 votes from the total votes cast.Oko, who contested with Hon. Godwin Nyiam and Hon. Thomas Udam, commended the process of the election said...

Set aside order on Kashamu’s delegates, PDP tells court – Punch...

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Peoples Democratic Party has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta seeking to set aside the orders of the court which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept or process only list of candidates authenticated by Bayo Dayo-led factional executive committee...

Kwara gov picks PDP Kwara South senatorial ticket – Punch Newspapers

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday emerged as the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Kwara South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections. Reports indicated that he was affirmed by delegates from the seven local government councils of Kwara South Senatorial district at...

Sporadic shooting recorded in Rivers PDP Reps primary – Punch Newspapers

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THERE were sporadic shootings in Okehi, the headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, where the Peoples Democratic Party was holding one of the House of Representatives’ primaries. Our correspondent gathered that a group of persons suspected to be political thugs had gained entry into...

Sen Oko Picks PDP Ticket for Second Term, Scores 496 Votes...

The Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Dr Rose Oko, Wednesday, picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ticket for a second term after scoring 496 votes from the total votes cast. Oko, who contested with Hon Godwin Nyiam and Hon Thomas Udam clearer by the party, commended the process...

Gwamna, PDP Guber Aspirant In Gombe Defects To APC — Leadership...

The runner up at the yesterday’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary in Gombe state, Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, has officially defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Gwamna and 7 others lost the Gombe PDP governorship primary election to Sen. Bayero Nafada, the incumbent Senator representing Gombe North. After the...

Ihedioha emerges Imo PDP gov candidate – Punch Newspapers

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Imo. Ihedioha won the contest with a total of 1,723 votes to defeat the Senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, Mr Samuel Anyanwu, who came 2nd with a total...

PDP, Afenifere, CD knock Buhari – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo,  Adelani  Adepegba  and Olaleye Aluko The Peoples Democratic Party, the Yoruba socio-political group,  Afenifere; the Kowa Party presidential candidate, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron; and the Campaign for Democracy have berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his broadcast on the 58th independence anniversary of the country. They noted that the...

Gov. Ortom Emerges Benue PDP Guber Candidate — Leadership Newspaper

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ortom defeated other three contestants; John Tondo, Paul Orhii and Felix Atume at the primary election. The Chairman, PDP Electoral Panel for...

Police seal off venues of Kano PDP governorship primary – Punch...

Ted Odogwu, Kano Law enforcement agents, on Monday in Kano, sealed off all locations slated for the conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primaries, following a court order restraining the exercise pending the determination of the authentic leadership of the party in the state. As early as 8 am on...

PDP accuses Buhari, APC of posting fake presidential primary results –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress of posting what it called fictitious figures as votes secured by the President at the APC Presidential primary. It said the plan behind the huge figure was to hoodwink Nigerians and create an impression...

APC, PDP, ADC Scramble For The Soul Of Ogun — Leadership...

FEMI OYEWESO examines the issues revolving around the gubernatorial battle in Ogun State ahead of the 2019 general election. The die is cast and the scramble for the control of the soul of Ogun State appears to be keener than ever with barely six months to the conduct of the...

Tribunal dismisses PDP’s application for recount of ballot — Nigeria —...

Outgoing Ekiti state governor and PDP party member, Ayodele FayoseThe Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of ballot papers used in the July 14 poll. The PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo are challenging the outcome...

PDP calls emergency NEC meeting over convention venue  – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has summoned its National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the venue for its national convention. The emergency NEC meeting holds in Abuja later today (Friday). The convention was slated to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6. However, some members of the party had...

APC’s Oyetola Wins As PDP Kicks — Leadership Newspaper

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola was at about 1:23am today declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and returned as the governor-elect of the state.He scored 255,505 votes to defeat the candidate of...

PDP Agent Missing At Polling Unit In Ife LG — Leadership...

There was drama at the Ward 7, Unit 12 Polling Unit in Adereti village, Ife South Local Government Area, as a PDP agent in the ongoing governorship rerun election in Osun was missing on duty. An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Stephen Oyewande, said he could not...

PDP agent missing in Ile-Ife polling unit – Punch Newspapers

There was drama at the Ward 7, Unit 12 Polling Unit in Adereti village, Ife South Local Government Area, as a  PDP agent in the ongoing governorship rerun election in Osun State was missing on duty. An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission,  Stephen Oyewande, said he could not...

PDP Accuses INEC Of Removing 4,387 From Party’s Valid Votes —...

Southwest leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has faulted the final results release to the public on Osun State governorship election conducted on September 22, saying about 4,387 votes had been allegedly removed from the total ballots polled by the party. The South West zonal secretary of the party,...

Stop Plans To Sabotage PDP In Kogi, Youth Group Urges Secondus...

A youth group of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier, has called on Prince Uche Secondus and the leadership of the party to halt what they described as plot to sabotage the interest of the party in Kogi state. Comrade Austin Okai, who is...

Omisore gives conditions to support PDP – Punch Newspapers

 Olufemi Atoyebi and  Femi Makinde, Osogbo The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in last Saturday’s election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that he will only pledge his support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, in the Thursday’s rerun of the poll if...

Saraki Visits Omisore, Seeks Support For PDP — Leadership Newspaper

In a deft political move to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the Thursday rerun election to conclude the governorship election in Osun State, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Monday met with Senator Iyiola Omisore at his country home in Ile-Ife to seek his support...

PDP, others kick as INEC declares Osun poll inconclusive – Punch...

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Friday Olokor, Success Nwogu, Olaleye Aluko, Jesusegun Alagbe, Dayo Ojerinde, Gbenga Odogun and Godwin Isenyo The Peoples Democratic Party and other stakeholders protested on Sunday after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. The commission also fixed the...

‘Atiku Has What It Takes To Guranttee PDP Victory In 2019’...

A Group under the auspices of Waziri Frontiers Network (WFN) has called on the main opposition party, People’s Democratic party (PDP) to consider givinhbthe party’s ticket to former vice President Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, saying he has what it takes to guarantee victory for the party come 2019.  The director general...

APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying – Tribune Latest News

VOTERS in Ejigbo, Olaoluwa, Egbedore, Iwo, Ayedaade and Ede South Local Government Areas of Osun State, on Saturday, were out early on Saturday to exercise their franchise in Saturday’s governorship election, amid reports of card readers hitches and vote-buying across many units of the local governments. As early as 7a.m.,...

PDP Screens, Clears Wike, Okowa, Udom — Leadership Newspaper

…AS APC CLEARS GEORGE, ABE, OTHERS The gubernatorial screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the South-South geopolitical zone, led by Ambassador Obed Wadzani on Saturday screened and cleared Rivers State Governor Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to contest the party’s primary ahead of the 2019...

Attacks On Ortom Unnecessary, Unfortunate – PDP — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has described the increasing public attack against the person and office of Governor Samuel Ortom by the senator representing Benue North West Senatorial District, Senator George Akume as most unfortunate.The PDP spokesman in the state, Bemgba Iortyom who was reacting to...

APC does not trust defectors from PDP, says Dogara – Punch...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has said that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress does not trust those who joined the party from the Peoples Democratic Party. He said that at every discussion or meeting, the defectors were always told that they...

Hurdles Before PDP Presidential Aspirants Ahead Of Primaries — Leadership Newspaper

AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH in this report writes that going by the current permutation, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can only return to power next year if the party’s presidential aspirants remain together irrespective of who becomes a candidate. While it has become obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari...

PMB Stops IGP From Inviting PDP Candidate, Adeleke — Leadership Newspaper

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to suspend his invitation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in next Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for interrogation. The Force had invited Senator Adeleke and four others to the force headquarters...

Timi Frank Hails Dogara’s Move To PDP — Leadership Newspaper

…Says more APC members to join Dogara in PDP Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, for dumping the ruling party for the opposition party, People Democratic Party (PDP), describing the...

“Only PDP Can Determine PMB’s Second Term” — Leadership Newspaper

The Member of the Federal House of Representative, Hon. Douye Diri has predicted that the second term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari will only succeed if the opposition party do not put it’s house in order over the choice of a presidential candidate in 2019. Hon. Douye...

PDP welcomes Dogara back, says return courageous – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, back to its fold. It also described his return as a courageous response to the party’s call on compatriots to rally with it and rescue Nigeria. Dogara had last week, through his aides, collected...

Plateau PDP Governorship Aspirant Urges Unity To Protect Ancestral Lands —...

Mr Samuel Jatau, an aspirant to the Plateau governorship seat, has urged residents of the North-Central State to unite and fight invaders seeking to seize their ancestral lands. “`There have been too many killings on the Plateau; clearly, the invaders want to uproot the communities and take over their ancestral...

Why I left the PDP – Salvador, former Lagos chairman —...

Former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Moshood SalvadorA former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Moshood Salvador on Sunday said he did his best to reposition the opposition party for greatness while he was chairman. Salvador, now a chieftain...

PDP calls for immediate arrest, prosecution of Adeosun — Nigeria —...

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun attends the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Abuja, Nigeria July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi SotundeNigeria opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the former minister of finance,...

Election Observers Counter PDP, Pass Vote Of Confidence On INEC —...

Some election observer groups in the country have passed a vote of confidence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its leadership, saying the Commission under Professor Mahmood Yakubu has shown in all the elections conducted to be transparent and has assured Nigerians of its readiness...

PDP readjusts dates for NASS, governorship primaries – Punch Newspapers

The People’s Democratic Party has announced new dates for the sales of its nomination forms and primaries for State Houses of Assembly, National Assembly and Governorship elections in 2019. This was contained in a notice issued by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Rtd. Col. Austin Akobundu, on Tuesday in Abuja. The...

PDP almost turned Nigeria to one-party state, says Oshiomole — Politics...

President Muhammadu Buhari receiving former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole at the State House, Abuja… PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA <br /> National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole said Nigeria was on the verge of becoming a one-party country under previous administrations of the opposition Peoples Democratic...

One shot as crisis hits Cross River PDP – Punch Newspapers

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Ine person was shot on Monday at the Peoples Democratic Party secretariat in Calabar, Cross River State during a protest over the party’s decision to give automatic tickets to members of the National Assembly. It was not clear if the person was shot by security operatives who were...

Sacking Benue PDP exco because of Ortom undemocratic – Nyitse –...

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State, who is also a governorship aspirant, Dr Telumun Nyitse, speaks to JOHN CHARLES on the takeover of the PDP structure by Governor Samuel Ortom among other issues On Monday, the PDP party structure was handed over to Governor Samuel Ortom… There...

Ex-Reps Member Emerges Zamfara PDP Governorship Candidate — Leadership Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted a former member of the House of Representives, Alhaji Bello Matawallen-Maradun as its governorship candidate  in Zamfara. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidate emerged through consensus after stakeholders of the party unanimously adopted him at a meeting...

PDP, others partner to sack APC in Osun – Punch Newspapers

FEMI MAKINDE The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Mr Soji Adagunodo, has said the party will work with all opposition parties in the state ahead of the September 22 governorship election in order to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress. Adagunodo said this in Ileogbo,...

98 PDP Candidates Aspire For 24 Gombe Assembly Seats — Leadership...

At least 98 candidates are aspiring for the 24 seats of the Gombe State House of Assembly on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Chairman screening committee of the party Mr Regis Ukwakwe. Ukwakwe disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the conduct of the screening of aspirants...

Gafakan Akko Finally Dumps PDP — Leadership Newspaper

Despite last minute pressure by Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state, to prevent the presidential campaign coordinator of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi and a political heavyweight in Gombe, Auwal Abdullahi from moving to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), the young politician on Friday officially decamped from...

We defected from PDP to APC with over 120,000 supporters, boasts...

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Kwara Central senatorial candidate in 2015 election, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and a former Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of the  Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Sunday Babalola have said they defected from PDP to the All Progressives Congress with over 120,000 supporters to rescue Kwara State...

Don’t defect if you lose primaries, PDP appeals to members —...

National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have appealed to aspirants for elective...

Clash at PDP secretariat as Atiku submits form — Nigeria —...

PDP Secretariat, Abuja • We’re not to blame, says APC • Thugs invade party’s Ondo headquarters• Board of trustees bars members from supporting aspirants There was pandemonium at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar submitted his presidential nomination form. The event, which should...

Brawl, gunshots at PDP HQ as Atiku submits nomination forms –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Policemen and other security agents had a hectic time at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Thursday when a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, submitted his presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to the party’s leadership. The forms are to enable him to...

PDP BoT bars members from campaigning for Atiku, Saraki, others –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has barred its members from campaigning for any of its presidential aspirants. The party presently has about 13 aspirants jostling for its sole presidential ticket. The aspirants are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar;  a former Governor of Kano State,...

PDP Not Dead In Nasarawa – Musa — Leadership Newspaper

Gospel Musa is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nassarawa State. In this interview, he says whereas the party is no longer in power in the state, it is still a formidable force The PDP has been out of power for over seven years...

PDP Aspirants Race To Beat Submission Deadline — Leadership Newspaper

Ahead of the September 6 deadline for submission of nomination forms, aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed the party’s national secretariat to submit their forms. The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom after submitting his nomination forms declared that he was not thinking...

We are in talks with six APC govs, 27 lawmakers –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party said it was almost concluding discussions with more state governors and members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress ahead of their defection to the PDP. The party said it had already concluded discussions with six APC governors...