BRIBE DELEGATES AND BE DISQUALIFIED-PDP WARNS CHAIRMANSHIP ASPIRANTS

The National chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been warned against trying to ‘buy’ delegates to the party’s national convention. The convention holds in Abuja on December 9. Highlights: The party warned that any of the aspirants that bribed or induced delegates would be disqualified from contesting at the convention. It added that any aspirant that violated the rules could still be disqualified on the day of the convention. This was part of the peace accord signed by the aspirants at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja…

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PDP CHAIRMANSHIP : GOVERNORS BATTLE FORMER GOVERNORS, OTHERS

PDP chairman: Governors battle ex-governors, others Secondus gains more support The battle for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman continued at the weekend with governors insisting on their  right to back a candidate. They said they might unveil their candidate before the December 9 convention. The governors, who have been criticised by some former governors for plotting to impose a candidate on the party, however, said their backing for a candidate would be without prejudice to other aspirants. They would like the party to allow the delegates to vote and determine…

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ADENIRAN, SECONDUS SET TO BATTLE FOR PDP CHAIRMANSHIP

Key power brokers in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have scaled the contest for the party’s national chairman down to a former Deputy National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus and a former Education Minister Prof. Tunde Adeniran. Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the power brokers may have arrived at the decision for strategic political reasons, particularly the influence and contributions of the backers of the two contestants to the party. The attraction to the two contestants lies in the general perception that they appear “supple and flexible” and that…

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ATIKU REACTS TO CLAIMS THAT HE’S CAUSING DIVISION IN PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to claims that he was promoting division in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He insisted that that he had no hands in PDP problems in his home state, Adamawa. The Waziri Adamawa spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe. “It is ludicrous to accuse a man who is not a member of a party of having hijacked the party structure. “Whoever is making this allegation has to look elsewhere for their failings,” Ibe told…

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PDP MAY MOVE AGAINST FAYOSE

There were indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might move against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. During the latest National Executive Committee of the party, members of NEC discussed his matter at its 76th meeting which was held in Abuja on Tuesday. Fayose, who came late to the meeting but was allowed to speak as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum during which he castigated the ruling All Progressives Congress party. He also lambasted the Federal Government, saying the way it is fighting war…

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LADOJA JOINS PDP CHAIRMANSHIP RACE

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party. Ladoja returned to the party a few weeks ago. He left the party to join Accord about eight years ago. The constitution of the party stipulates that a member of the party will need to remain a member for two consecutive years before he could contest any elective election. Ladoja will, therefore, need a waiver from the party’ National Executive Committee before he could be…

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2019 PRESIDENCY; SULE LAMIDO THROWS HIS CAP INTO THE RING BY WRITING PDP

By Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has sent letters to members of the Peoples Democratic Party to inform them about his desire to vie for the presidency in 2019 on the platform of the party. In the letter dated October 22, the former governor said all the party needed to reposition the country was to take over power in 2019 and bring it back to its path of recovery. He regretted that the nation had departed from the dreams of its founding fathers.…

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LAGOS PDP CHAIRMAN, SLUMPS AND DIES AT IKEJA AIRPORT HOTEL

Caretaker Committee Chairman of Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is dead. He was said to have slumped yesterday at Ikeja Airport Hotel, from where he was rushed to the Lagos State university Teaching Hospital, Ikeja where he was confirmed dead. Naija Newspaper gathered that the late PDP boss was billed to hold a meeting with some chieftains of the party with a view to fixing a date for the party’s congress. The congress, going by the initial arrangement ought to have begun yesterday, but the reconciliation parley,…

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PDP WILL RECLAIM OYO IN 2019 – FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT, WABARA

Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this during the Ward 7 congress of the party at Ona-Ara, said, “I am confident that the PDP will reclaim Oyo State which we lost because of the internal wrangling (the party experienced) in 2011. “The conduct of party members and leaders in the state during the ward congresses indicated the resolve of the party to win again. It is important to let the…

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FRESH CRISIS ROCKS PDP AS COURT ASKS LEADERS NOT TO RECOGNISE SOUTH WEST CHAIRMAN

Punch Newspapers / Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim / 1 hour ago Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A Federal High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party from barring the Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led South-West Zonal Executive Committee and the zone’s delegates from the December 9 National Convention of the party. It also barred the party, its officers, and organs from allowing the Eddy Olafeso-led group to participate in the convention or submit any list as South-West delegates. Olafeso is the South-West zonal chairman of the party recognised by the…

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