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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APC ACCUSES PDP OF INTIMIDATING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The All Progressives Congress on Monday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of allegedly intimidating justices of the Supreme Court on the issue of the exclusion of Rivers State APC candidates from the last elections. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. He was reacting to a statement credited to the PDP that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), were planning to cause constitutional crisis in…

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MANY PDP LEADERS ARE AFTER THEIR STOMACHS- OBASANJO

Obasanjo Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has bombed the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that many of them are after their pockets and stomach. Obasanjo spoke when leaders of the PDP paid him a visit in Ogun State on Sunday. According to him, the PDP must purge itself of bad eggs, saying that with such characters still in the party, returning the party back to its lost glory would be impossible. Obasanjo was of the opinion that a vibrant voice was needed to build democracy, while urging…

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THE RETURN OF PDP

The performances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded presidential and gubernatorial polls have surprised many Nigerians. The party suffered a great defeat in the 2015 general election. It lost power at the centre and some states particularly in Northern Nigeria. With the defeat and the attendant shock or confusion that trailed the party, many Nigerians thought the party would cease to exist. These assumptions were proved wrong as the party had a breath of fresh air in the 2019 general election. In the build up to…

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WHAT PDP SHOULD DO TO REGAIN LOST GLORY BY OBASANJO

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) need to do to regain its lost glory. Obasanjo urged PDP leadership to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites,” whom he said, lacked commitment to return the opposition party to its lost glory. According to the former president, many of the PDP leaders who left the party after it lost the 2019 presidential election were still preoccupied with what get to “their pockets and stomach.” Obasanjo said this on Sunday evening, when the Southwest PDP leaders led by the party’s National…

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WE MET AKPABIO 20 TIMES TO PREVENT HIS DEFECTION, PDP NATIONAL LEGAL ADVISER REVEALS

He was simply tired of PDP and he wanted  a new lease of life under the APC. He also felt that his new party would offer him something more than he had in PDP Barr Emmanuel Enoidem is a founding member and the national legal adviser of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he speaks extensively on issues of the general election at the state and national levels expressing optimism that his presidential candidate will win the case at the court. It was not a surprise because I…

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SEE WHAT GANDUJE SAYS PETITION AGAINST HIS ELECTION WOULD DO TO PDP

Chijioke Jannah  Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said he is ever ready to face the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which vowed to challenge his victory at the just concluded governorship election in court. According to the Governor, challenging his victory will consume the PDP in Kano. He spoke at Ganduje town in Dawakin Tofa Local Government, when he received thousands of supporters who trooped to congratulate him over his reelection yesterday. The governor said: “Before the rerun election, which we emerged victorious, they were deep-neck in ballot stuffing and other…

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YOU CANNOT BECOME OUR SPEAKER, PDP TELLS GBAJABIAMILA

Abuja – Hon Jerry Alagboso of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, on Sunday, advised Femi Gbajabiamila, House Majority Leader, that he cannot forcefully become their Speaker. Alagboso, who represents Orlu/Oru East/Orsu federal Constituency at the Federal House, spoke in Abuja, afyer the official declaration of Gbajabiamila, for the office of the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. He had openly inferred that Gbajabiamila was arrogant in the manner he was seeking support of others for his ambition, seeing that he was the favourite of…

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