Nigerian Governors Forum has refuted Governor Ayodele Fayose’s claim, saying Fayose is acting on his own. The governor also drew attention to the fact that fayose was not at the meeting when the money was approved by the federal government to tackle insurgency and so therefore he should not be taken seriously. In a statement made available to BigPen Online, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state stated that the decision to allow the government access the money was a collective one by the governors’ forum. “I am saying that that statement by Governor Fayose was an unfair cut against the forum. "When a decision is taken by the forum in one’s absence, once there was a quorum at the meeting where the decision was t
The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would need the full support of the south-west to regain power in the 2019 general elections. Seriake Dickson who also is the Chairman of the Party’s National Reconciliation Committee said this when he led the committee on a visit to the former Governor of Ogun State. In a statement issued on Thursday by Mr. Dickson’s special adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei and available to BigPen Online, Governor Dickson affirmed that the PDP would need the support and wise counsel of Gbenga Daniel and other south-west leaders and also pleaded with Mr. Daniel to sustain the continuous participation in the affairs of the party. “we come with greetings from the leadership of the p
Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Engr. Barr. (Chief) Victor Ochei on Tuesday played host to several of his political associates in Abuja shortly after his call to bar. The reception party attracted the presence of several leaders and chieftains of Nigeria main political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). Among the top notch members of the APC in attendance were Delta APC Leader, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Honourable Minister of Petroleum; Dr Ibe Kachikwu. Also present was former Governors of Delta State and Cross River states; His Excellencies, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Udughan and Mr Donald Duke respectively, former Delta SSG, Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay. Other dignitaries that graced t...
The much-publicised National Convention of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has come and gone. For the PDP, the match to reclaim power come 2019 has just begun. Although, its conduct has been a subject of controversy going by pockets of protest, hitches and challenges, the national convention of Nigeria's main opposition party is a done deal. A new set of leaders have emerged and the party have also installed a new set of power brokers. The challenge ahead to outwit the ruling party, All Progressives Congress are still enormous but PDP despite its known power games remain a trusted alternative to right anything the ruling party cannot offer Nigerians who have being frustrated by economic hardship. The party's national convention was successful by all account as promised ...
Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei has urged chairmanship and councillorship candidates under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be on guard before and after the January 6, 2018 council elections, saying that APC would spring a surprise in Delta State. Ochei who spoke in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area of Delta state during the flagged off of APC local government council elections campaign, also sent a message to the ruling party, peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, saying, "we are telling them (PDP) get ready because APC is coming”. Expressing optimism over the chances of APC, Ochei maintained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would meet them at the polls, saying, “Let them think that we ar
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Leo Ogor has congratulated newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus on his victory in the just concluded National Elective Convention of the party. Ogor, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Akpodhoma Michael said that he was particularly thrilled by Secondus's agenda to rebuild, reposition and regain power for the PDP come 2019. The statement read in full: "On behalf of the good people of Isoko federal constituency and my colleagues in the House of Representatives, I congratulate you our newly elected National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the entire new national executive of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on your impressive victor
Nigeria's main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described as disgusting, reprehensible and embarrassing attempts by ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which it said has repeatedly failed to hold meetings, congresses and convention in the last three years to criticize the outcome of its National Convention. BigPen Online recalls that All Progressive Congress (APC), spokesman, Malam Bolaji Abdulahi, had criticized the conduct of the elective National Convention of PDP. But reacting, newly sworn in National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said that it is indeed laughable that the APC which has roundly failed in not only managing the affairs of the country but also its own internal issues would recourse to panic mode just because the PDP ha...
The newly sworn-in National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Uche Secondus, has started his time as the leader of the opposition party by attacking the All Progressive Congress, especially the foundation on which it was built. Mr Secondus, who was declared the winner of the PDP’s chairmanship election at about 3:30 am on Sunday morning and sworn in shortly after, used his acceptance speech to verbally serve the APC a ‘quit notice’, vowing to lead his party back to power in 2019. “Let me assure you great members and leaders of our party, that by the grace of God and with all hands on deck, the brief tenancy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aso Rock Villa expires on May 28, 2019. By this, we serve them a quit notice,” he said. In launching his attack on the
After allegedly influencing the decisions of delegates to vote all the names in the 'Unity List' which he promoted as 'favoured' aspirants during the National Convention, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the December 9 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was transparent with a credible voting process. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, and some members of the National Assembly, the new power brokers of the party had vowed that all the names in the list must emerge victorious after voting. Addressing journalists after casting his vote for different candidates at the National Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, Governor Wike said with the successful convention, PDP has be
South-West main contestant for the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Tunde Adeniran, has rejected the electoral process at the elective national convention of the party which held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Saturday. Adeniran, who outrightly denounced the electoral process ahead of the announcement of results, described it as “fraudulent and unfair.” His Director of publicity, Mr Taiwo Akeju, told journalists at the Eagle Square, Abuja, that his principal “is against the use of a unity list, which he claims was used to rig the process.” Addressing newsmen, the Media Director of the Organization, Akeju, said that the outcome of the convention will not stand. He called on the Board of Trustees of PDP to take over the affairs o