ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION AGAINST PARTY LEADERS: PDP ASKS WIKE FOR PROOF

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to prove his allegation against members of a committee set up to investigate issues surrounding the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu as minority leader of the House of Representatives. Mr Elumelu was elected minority leader against the wish of PDP which favoured Kingsley Chinda. Wike, who was also opposed to Elumelu’s emergence, accused the committee members of plotting to favour Elumelu in the report. “The committee set up by the PDP on the…

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PDP HEADING TO CRISIS AS WIKE ACCUSES PARTY LEADERS OF CORRUPTION

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt and Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be heading for crisis as the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, wednesday berated the committee set up by the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party to investigate the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the wish of the party, describing the committee as the most corrupt in the history of PDP. Speaking in Port Harcourt wednesday, Wike also hailed a former…

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HALF OF PDP STAFF FACE SACK, DEMANDS FULL PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING SALARIES

Tough times now await about 50 per cent of the staff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now facing sack as the main opposition party plans to restructure its workforce. Sunday Tribune learnt that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, led by Prince Uche Secondus, has finalised arrangements to prune the number of workers who are now jittery because they are unsure of those who may be affected. Though the criteria for the selection of the staff to be laid off are not clear, it was understood that…

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SENATOR, MUM SUSPENDED FROM PDP

Former Nigerian Senator Samuel Anyanwu, his mother Virginia Anyanwu and 11 other ward officials have been suspended indefinitely by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State. Anyanwu, who represented Owerri Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, was suspended by his ward, Amaimo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State. His mother- Virginia was the party’s Woman Leader in the local government. In a letter dated 31st July, 2019, and addressed to the Ikeduru LGA chairman of the party, the ward executive committee said the decision was based…

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THUGS ATTEMPT TO DISRUPT BAYELSA PDP CONGRESS BY FIRING DYNAMITES

Thugs suspected to be loyal to some governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Friday threw dynamites close to the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa in their failed bid to stop the ward congress. It was gathered that the dynamite exploded on the main road some kilometres to the the PDP Secretariat and that nobody was injured. Sources said the hoodlums, who could not have access to the secretariat because the area was cordoned off by armed police operatives, decided to throw the explosive along the…

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PDP CLEARS 34 FOR BAYELSA, KOGI PRIMARIES

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has cleared  the  34 aspirants  screened ahead of the governorship primaries in   Bayelsa  and Kogi states on September 5. Governorship polls take place in the two  states on November 16. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,  said on Wednesday 13  aspirants from Bayelsa  and 21 from Kogi were cleared. Former Kogi State Governor Wada Idris was cleared alongside  Senator Dino Melaye, Erico Ameh, Aminu Suleiman, Grace Adejoh, Abubakar Ibrahim, Kabiru Haruna, Musa Wada, Saliu Atawodi, Mohammed Adah, Victor Adoji, Baye Averehi and…

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PDP SCREENS KOGI, BAYELSA GUBER ASPIRANTS, SEE FULL LIST

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party will on Monday (today) Abuja screen governorship aspirants from Bayelsa and Kogi States. Our correspondent in Abuja gathered that while aspirants from one state will be screened at the party secretariat at Wadata in Abuja, aspirants from the other state will be screened at the party’s complex called Legacy at Maitama in Abuja. Already the Chairman of the Screening Committee for Kogi State, who is also the Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Darius Isyaku has already arrived at the venue for the screening…

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PDP MOVES TO STOP GODFATHERS FROM TAKING OVER GUBER PRIMARIES

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not allow any form of impunity to characterise the process leading to the choice of its candidates for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. The party also cautioned all aspirants on its platform in the two states to be law-abiding before, during and after the primaries. The chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin, told newsmen, yesterday, in Abuja that the board was working closely with the National Working Committee (NWC) to specifically stop…

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PDP FIXES DATE FOR SCREENING OF BAYELSA, KOGI GUBER ASPIRANTS

 Chuks Okocha in Abuja Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday announced that the screening of the aspirants that purchased and returned the completed forms would commence August 19. Also the party said the appeal to the screening of the aspirants has been slated for August 21, for those that are not satisfied with the screening exercise. This was confirmed to THISDAY by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who also confirmed the mode of nominations for the governorship candidates of…

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UNCERTAINTIES, INSECURITY, TENSION: NIGERIA FALLING APART, PDP RAISES ALARM

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan • Suspends five council chairmen in Kebbi • Ekiti chapter distances self from suspension of Fayose loyalist The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the rising insecurity, political uncertainties, failing economy, hardship and prevailing tension across the country.It, therefore, alerted that the nation was collapsing under the President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. It also recalled that only recently, the United Nations (UN) declared that 43 per cent of Nigeria’s Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) had…

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