PDP sets up committee to investigate why its lawmakers voted for Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up an investigative committee to investigate the voting pattern of its lawmakers during the 9th National Assembly leadership election in June. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, who inaugurated the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the committee had three weeks to submit its report. Mr Secondus, represented by the party’s Deputy National Secretary (South), Yomi Akinwonmi, said that the 10-member committee would be chaired by a former senator, Adolphus Wabara. Other members of the committee include Wale Oladipo as Secretary, Ben…

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Presidential election tribunal: 88-year-old Constitutional lawyer, Nwabueze, appears for Atiku, PDP on wheelchair

Professor Ben Nwabueze appeared for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The 87-year old who led the opposition party’s legal team came in a wheelchair. In announcing his appearance, Prof Nwabueze the constitutional lawyer prayed the court to allow him to address them sitting down as he is unable to stand for too long owing to his age. His request was granted by the tribunal. He was barely audible while announcing the names of other lawyers appearing…

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Make your assets public – PDP challenges Buhari, Osinbajo

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove to Nigerians and the world that they are not corrupt. The main opposition party also asked the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to make public their assets to convince Nigerians that they were indeed partners in the fight against corruption. The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in a statement on Friday said, “We are of the opinion that President…

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Gbajabiamila defies Oshiomhole, promises to appoint PDP lawmakers head of committees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Gbajabiamila, who fielded questions from State House correspondents afterwards, promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership. The Speaker’s position contradicts that of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April vowed that members of the opposition will not head special and standing committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.…

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Celebration in Gusau as S’Court hands over Zamfara to PDP, fines APC N10m

• Justice has prevailed – Atiku • A landmark achievement for our democracy – Matawalle • Dickson, Ozekhome hail judgment • S’Court has done the right thing – Zamfara NBA • It’s a bitter-sweet experience for democracy – Sen. Marafa • It’s a very sad day for us – APC National Vice Chair S/South Reactions have trailed the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the Court of Appeal’s nullification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 2019 gubernatorial election held in February and March, this year in Zamfara State. The…

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PDP kicks as Police detain Senator Adeleke again, file fresh charges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the arrest and detention of its candidate at the Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, yesterday by the Police, saying that it was in total disregard of the extant order of the Federal High Court. PDP, while raising the alarm of a plot to poison the Senator, said he was detained at the Maitama Police station after he obeyed their invitation. The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja demanded the Senator’s immediate…

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We’re yet to take a position on NASS leadership – PDP

… Charges Police, APC to leave Senator Adeleke alone The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said its leadership and elected federal lawmakers have not taken any official position on who to lend support for the position of presiding officers of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The PDP in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that it is still consulting with its members-elect. The party said its position is predicated on reports in a section of the media suggesting that its members-elect in the House…

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I’m leaving PDP in next 30 days – ex Works Minister Ogunlewe

A chieftain of the PDP, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling APC. Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed the development in an interview with a political correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State. He was reacting to the recent defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC. Moyosore contested for a place in the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but lost and soon after, announced…

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Buhari’s UK trip a breach of 1999 Constitution – PDP

… Says failure to transmit power to VP a display of ‘authoritarian tendency’ • Buhari didn’t need to inform N’Assembly – Garba Shehu [IshakuYohanna] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the President’s recent private visit to the United Kingdom (UK), saying his failure to transmit power to the Vice President as required by law is a violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). In a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, the PDP…

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PDP, CUPP, CACOL slam Aisha over proposed Buhari University

The Peoples Democratic Party, Coalition of United Political Parties, and The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership have expressed opposition to a proposal by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, to establish a private university to be known as Muhammadu Buhari University. The groups described the proposed university as misplaced. Aisha had, during a town hall meeting in Yola, Adamawa State organised by her in collaboration with Concerned Indigenes of Adamawa, disclosed her plan for the private university. But the PDP Deputy National Publicity, Mr Diran Odeyemi, in an…

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Election tribunal: Buhari must tender his WAEC certificate, PDP insists

… Expresses concern over non-release of election materials by INEC Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari should tender his West African Examination Certificate, which he claimed he has, to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, “to insult the sensibility The of Nigerians with a lame attempt at diversionary tactics.” According to a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Monday, the party also wants Nigerians to note that in claiming that an aspirant does not need…

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INEC accuses Atiku, PDP of parading fabricated election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored. Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said had 16,741,430 votes. INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and the FCT gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku…

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Citizenship: Atiku fires back at APC over claim he’s not a Nigerian

• Says APC’s claim pedestrian and straw clutching desperation • The claim is hogwash, balderdash, and gibberish – Ozekhome • APC has run out of smart arguments – PDP Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not deserve a response from him after claiming he wasn’t born Nigerian, hence not qualified to contest the presidential election in the first place. The APC had on Friday in a processes it filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,…

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Adamawa: PDP’s Fintiri to govern with few political appointees

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Adamawa State Governor-Elect, says his government will not be overburdened with political appointments. He dropped the news in Yola on Monday while inaugurating a 65-man transition committee to work towards putting forward a plan for a government that would not be top-heavy with political appointments, so as to deliver prompt socio-economic service for the people of Adamawa State. He charged the committee to obtain details of assets and liabilities of the state, and to also work with a parallel committee to be set up by the outgoing…

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Ganduje did not win Kano guber election – Kabiru Yahaya, APC chieftain

Kabiru Yahaya, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned, in very strong terms, what happened during the recently held supplementary election in Kano, which returned the incumbent Governor, Umar Ganduje as the winner, and describes the process a complete “tyranny.” The Pharmacist cum politician, who featured in Dialogue, a Liberty Television’s morning program also criticizes as faulty the country’s leadership selection processes, a situation he labeled “garbage in, garbage out.” Excerpt What do you make of inconclusive elections? It can mean many things to many people depending…

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