PDP ORDERS FRESH STATE CONGRESS IN KOGI

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ordered a fresh congress to elect new officers for its Kogi State Chapter. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Friday. Ologbondiyan said that the decision to hold the congress was due to the fact that the tenure of the present state officers will come to an end on July 22. He, however, said that the congress…

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PDP SLAMS CONTEMPT CHARGE AGAINST INEC

 Muhammad Bukar  The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in a war of wits with the opposition PDP as the party has now filed a petition before the Governorship Election Tribunal against the Commission alleging denial to access elections materials. The PDP is accusing INEC of alleged violation of orders of the court, which instructed the commission to allow them access to electoral materials. In the petition, PDP accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano, Professor Risqua Shehu Arabic of alleged contempt of court for…

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WE HAVE EVIDENCE OGUNLEWE WAS COLLECTING MONEY FROM TINUBU- PDP

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it is not surprised by the remarks of one of its chieftains, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works that he will be joining the APC in few days’ time. Describing his impending move as a good riddance, Dr. Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party described Ogunlewe as one of the major problems militating against the progress of the PDP in Lagos, saying his departure is a positive development for the party. According to him, the…

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DELTA PDP INVESTIGATES DIVERSION OF OKOWA CAMPAIGN FUNDS

The campaign organization of Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded 2019 general election, says it has constituted a probe committee to investigate leaders of the party who allegedly diverted the election funds released by the Governor. Among those to be probed by the committee are the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC); the Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area, Uche Osadebe, his councillors and other party men alleged to have…

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DO WE REALLY HAVE A COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN NIGERIA, PDP ASKS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants Nigeria to ponder on whether or not there really iss a Commander-in-Chief in the country. Prince Uche Secondus, Chairman of the party, gave the poser in Abuja on Friday while addressing a world press conference. “Do we still have a government? The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the handling of affairs of governance has continued to take a huge toll on the nation,” he said. “The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious…

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APC GOVERNMENT DISGRACED ONNOGHEN TO FORCE JUDGES TO ENDORSE THEIR UNDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIOUR – PDP

Seun Opejobi  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Uche Secondus, has alleged that the travail of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, was a “well-designed strategy” by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to humiliate the judiciary arm of the government. Secondus alleged that Onnoghen’s humiliation was used by the APC to coerce judicial officers especially judges to endorse all their undemocratic behaviours. The PDP boss stated this during a world press conference held at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, on Friday. Secondus, however, urged judicial…

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I AM FIGHTING MORE ENEMIES IN PDP THAN APC SAYS PDP CHAIRMAN

Mr. Segun Adewale is the factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State. In this interview, he speaks on the leadership tussle rocking the state chapter of the party and the way out of the crisis. WALE ELEGBEDE reports The Lagos State chapter of the PDP has been enmeshed in leadership crisis just after the 2019 elections and you are one of the actors in the crisis. Why are you desperate to become chairman of the party? First of all, I am not in this struggle because…

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SENATE PRESIDENCY: PDP SENATORS PICK WHO THEY WOULD VOTE FOR

Some Senators-elect from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have envisaged that the 9th Senate would be an appendage of the executive, if Ahmed Lawan, who was endorsed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), becomes the Senate President. Speaking in separate interviews with select journalists in Abuja, the PDP Senators-elect vowed to give block vote to any APC candidate who will not be seen as a “rubber stamp” of the executive and can protect the independence of the legislature. The PDP Senators-elect believed the endorsement of Lawan by…

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PDP PROTEST NON-RELEASE OF ELECTION MATERIALS BY INEC WEEKS AFTER TRIBUNAL GAVE DIRECTIVE

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allegedly refusing to release the electoral materials used for the conduct of the February 23 Presidential Election. In a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, not to ‘plunge the nation into a monumental crisis’ by refusing to obey orders of the Court of Appeal. It described the said refusal by INEC as “completely provocative” and accused the electoral body of obstructing justice. The…

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APC, PRESIDENCY IN FRESH PLOT TO SET UP ATIKU SAY PDP NWC

APC, Presidency in fresh plot to set up Atiku – PDP NWC The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said no amount of fabrications, attempt at set-up as well as veiled and open threats allegedly by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government can stop its Presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar from reclaiming his mandate at the tribunal. President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar This is even as the party rejected in its entirety, “the declaration by the Presidency that Atiku Abubakar…

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