HOW JONATHAN BUHARI WILL SHAPE BAYELSA GUBER ELECTION

How Buhari, Jonathan, will shape Bayelsa, Kogi guber polls By Bassey Willie, Yenagoa & Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja | Published Date Sep 15, 2019 0:59 AM TwitterFacebookWhatsAppTelegram Buhari, Jonathan President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and other godfathers, are going to play key roles in determining the winners of the November 16, governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Daily Trust on Sunday analysis reveals. Governorship candidates of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are banking on…

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FORMER WOMEN AFFAIRS MINISTER, AISHA ALHASSAN RETURNS TO PDP

A former Minister of women affairs, Jummai Alhassan, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from United Democratic party (UDP). The former Minister, who contested the governorship election on the platform of UDP during the 2019 general elections in Taraba State, took the decision during a stakeholders meeting of UDP in Jalingo. During the meeting, a report of an opinion poll conducted by the party shortly after the 2015 general election was disclosed.  The opinion poll was conducted by a committee set up by the party in which members…

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WILL WIKE DUMP PDP FOR APC LIKE AKPABIO?

By Emmanuel Aziken New questions as to the intentions of Governor Nyesom Wike came to the fore after three bristling utterances from him between Wednesday and Thursday. Is the governor about to follow Senator Godswill Akpabio into the All Progressives Congress, APC was a question some asked? That debate reverberated after he sounded his readiness to untie the cord holding the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In the first salvo on Wednesday, the governor lambasted some of the most revered figures in the party who had been mandated to solve the…

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BAYELSA DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S BROTHER DECAMPS

Younger brother to the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Prince Gabriel Jonah, has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Igbere TV reports. This comes weeks after the PDP governorship primaries which produced the party’s flag bearer for the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election. Igbere TV learned that Jonah, leader of the Otita Force Political Dynasty in Nembe Local Government Area, has already joined the opposition APC in Bayelsa State. Information available to Igbere TV indicate that Prince Jonah would be formally received in a large gathering by Leader of…

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BURUJI KASHAMU SPEAKS ABOUT DUMPING PDP FOR APC

Former Senator Buruji Kashamu has dissociated himself from the defection of over 1000 former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the action did not get his blessing. A statement issued by his Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor, quoted Senator Kashamu as saying that, “I do not have any problem with any one or a group of people exercising their right to freedom of association but such must be done responsibly and not with elements of lies, blackmail and outright subterfuge. “Kola Akinyemi and his co-travellers should desist from dropping…

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HOW JONATHAN SUPPORTED BAMANGA TUKUR ‘S WAR AGAINST PDP GOVERNORS

  Ex-AGF lists reasons why Osinbajo is after him Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A former attorney general and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has said that a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, assumed office with a mindset that the excessive powers of state governors elected on the party’s platform should be curtailed. He says Tukur openly confronted the governors and his election turned out to be a deadly blow on the party. Adoke says this in his book, ‘Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s…

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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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DINO MELAIYE REFUSES PDP APPOINTMENT, SEE HIS REASON

Success Nwogu, Abuja Senator Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan had, on Friday, told journalists that Melaye has been appointed the DG of Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. But Melaye, via his Twitter handle @dino-melaye; and his Facebook wall declared his rejection of the offer. He wrote: “Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council.

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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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WIKE THREATENS PDP OVER ELUMELU EMERGENCE AS REPS MINORITY LEADER

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party not to toy with the state. Wike, who said it would not be in the interest of the PDP to toy with the state, cautioned that Rivers State was capable of withstanding and fighting the party to a standstill. The governor, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, was reacting to the alleged illegal emergence of Ndudi Elemelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. He specifically criticised the committee set…

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