Buhari revealed his true colour after he got power, says Buba Galadima

A former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima says power has exposed what the president is truly made of. Galadima, who was the first witness for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the election tribunal, according to the New Telegraph, said that Nigeria would have made significant progress if Buhari had worked for the real values he stood for in the past. He said after making many attempts to lead the country, Buhari achieved his aim after reaching out to people in other…

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PDP kicks as FG proposes re-introduction of toll gates

The Federal Government has concluded designs for the return of toll plazas on Federal roads, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said. Fashola disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister said that, though the government dismantled toll plazas in the past, there was no law abolishing tolls. The toll gates were dismantled by Obasanjo administration with effect from January 1 2004. The reason cited at that…

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Kano Gov’ship Tussle: Ganduje suffers loss at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, INEC and APC, challenging the decision of the court of appeal allowing PDP governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, to present witnesses at the election petition tribunal. The five-man panel, led by Justice Mary Odili, unanimously upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal directing the tribunal to allow the “omitted” witnesses heard. On July 29, the Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division granted the application filed by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, seeking to…

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PDP, Atiku will fail at Supreme Court – Buhari Media Organisation

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, rejecting the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Supreme Court would fail. BMO in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju in Abuja on Thursday described PDP’s appeal as an exercise in futility. Akinsiju added that the appeal would only re-emphasise the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) which ruled that the petition was futile and had no substance. The organization’s chairman, who said that…

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I would stop at nothing to regain my mandate – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has finally reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal earlier this month. The court ruled that Buhari was duly elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the presidential election held on 23rd February 2019. The tribunal ruled that electronic transfer of results which was the crux of the opposition’s petition did not take place at any level. Reacting, Atiku in a series of tweets on Twitter handle on Friday urged Nigerians to…

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Kogi 2019 Guber: PDP cautions INEC, Yahaya Bello against manipulation

… Accuse INEC of selling PVCs ahead of poll The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have warned the Independent National Electoral Commission , INEC not to attempt to use its extrapolations on violence as cover and justification to manipulate the November 16 Governorship election in Kogi state. According to a press statement issued and signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, the PDP said it is poised to win the Kogi election, adding that INEC must ensure a credible, free and fair process devoid of orchestrated logistic failures that…

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I congratulated Buhari openly; some PDP governors visit him at night – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit him at night. Wike, according to a report by PUNCH, said that unlike some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, who visit President Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from his heart. The Rivers governor made the statement while speaking at the funeral service of Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of PDP…

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Kogi Guber: Why five governorship aspirants stepped down for Wada – PDP

Five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in Kogi State have stepped down, ahead of the party’s forthcoming primary election. The five aspirants from Kogi East stepped down for the immediate past Governor of the State, Capt. Idris Wada (rtd). The decision of the aspirants to step down was disclosed by the Vice-Chairman, Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) and former Minister of State for Health, Arch. Gabriel Aduku, while addressing journalists in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday. According to Aduku, the decision to ‘prevail on the other aspirants to…

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Victory is a walk over for us with Bello as APC gov candidate, PDP boasts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday that with Gov. Yahaya Bello as the APC flag bearer it would easily win the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi. Mr Bode Ogunmola, the PDP spokesman in the state, made the remark in a statement in Lokoja. Ogunmola said the poor performance of the governor in the last three and half years and public resentment against his administration would ensure “a sweat-less victory’’ for PDP. “PDP has long been praying for the APC to make mistake of re-presenting Bello for the…

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Orubebe stirs controversy, moves to defect to APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Tuomo Ward 3 of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, have vowed to resist what it described as moves by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe to defect to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The party in a statement by its Chairman, Secretary and leader, Warebi Edonyanbo, Ofumu Welkper and Peres Oloye respectively, disclosed that they have it on good authority that the former minister who is from Tuomo Ward 3, is plotting to defect to the…

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Kaduna Governorship Election: PDP seeks cancellation of 515, 951 votes

• Asks tribunal to declare Ashiru as validly elected governor The 2019 Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna State, Isa Ashiru, has revealed how 391,741 unlawful votes were added to Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s votes during the March 9th Governorship elections. He also revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, also added a total of 124, 210 unlawful votes to him and his party during the election. Ashiru, who made the revelation in his final written address to the Governorship election tribunal through his counsels, Emmanuel…

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Ministerial Screening: Why Senate must send list of nominees to EFCC for investigation – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Senate to further give credibility to its ministerial screening by sending the names of the nominees to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). PDP said the screening exercise must have enabled the Senate to further confirm that many of the nominees presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari include individuals, who as former governors and ministers, wrecked their states and ministries and have serious allegations of corruption, abuse of office and stealing of public funds hanging on their necks. In a…

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PDP is a party of ungrateful, sadistic people – Orubebe

A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has slammed his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as filled with ungrateful and sadistic people. In an interview with Vanguard, Orubebe accused his party, the main opposition party in Nigeria, of engaging in damaging conducts. “The Peoples Democratic Party is a party of so many ungrateful and sadistic people, and sometimes it sounds funny when I see and hear some of them talk on the television, radio and in the newspaper. “One day we shall come out to call names with facts…

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Presidential election tribunal: PDP, Atiku close case after calling 62 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, have closed their case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. After a series of proceedings which lasted over two months at the Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the petitioners closed their case on Friday. They called a total of 62 witnesses to testify, in addition to the tendering of documents to prove its case before the Tribunal. The opposition and its candidate are challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll.…

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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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