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 ...
Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has sent a strong word of advice to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as they prepare for their forthcoming national convention, saying that the party would be doomed if it picks a weak presidential candidate to stand against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku who expressed great optimism that he would beat Buhari in 2019 Presidential election, said that the President Buhari won the last elections because he enjoyed a lot of goodwill but unfortunately he has wasted that massive goodwill. According to him, PDP needs a candidate with the brightest chance and that can only come from someone who has major experience, exposure, knowledge about running an economy, who is a Nationalist and not a sectiona...
From the stable of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came the verdict on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government. “The only reason why the APC is hell bent on killing the opposition in Nigeria is due to its non-performance and inability to deliver on its campaign promises. They have failed Nigerians and they know too well that they can no longer convince Nigerians to vote for them again in 2019.”, PDP spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye declares in a statement issued on Friday. According to PDP, the APC-led federal government is making secret plans to destroy the opposition party by arresting its key members to weakened the destabilise the party ahead of its of National Convention slated to hold on December
Former Governor of Cross Rivers State,Donald Duke has given an insight to what the opposition party,Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), can do to reclaim power come 2019. Duke, who spoke to veteran journalist, Dele Momodu, said that for the former ruling party to return to power, they “need to go to the field” with their best candidate. Duke said, “Our party is well-positioned to win the next election if we can change our style a bit and beat APC at its own game. We must take advantage and benefit from our experience since 1999. Despite our apparent mistakes, Nigerians can now compare and contrast us with APC. “What do we need to win the next elections? We must go to the field with our best candidates. We must learn from how we select our footballers. No one cares where you com
Former All Progressive Congress, (APC), 2015 governorship candidate and leader of the party in Delta state, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor has lined up activities to mark his 60th birthday with medical outreach and empowerment scheme programme. Emerhor is poised to use his birthday coming up on Saturday, 25th November 2017 to bring succour to his rural community people who would be treated and given starter packs. The business mogul, as part of the activities lined up for the Diamond Jubilee celebration will organise free medical outreach, Charity novelty football match, cultural dances competition and an empowerment programme, as part of his social responsibilities to his people. His media aide, Aghogho Orotomah in a terse message Friday night said, “these events for the birt
A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC), in Delta State, Dr. Christopher Ugo has taken the former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Chief Edwin Uzor to the cleaners, describing him as a 'conman' and a hangers-on kind of personality who has no pedigree whatsoever to speak to the towering standing of Prof. Pat Utomi. Utomi had earlier at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting in Agbor blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying that Delta state was in misery under the PDP-led government and that God would wipe away the shame in 2019. BigPen Online recalls that in reaction to the claims, Uzor had fired a salvo at the renowned economist and APC governorship aspirant, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's abysmal pe
Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chairman in Delta State, Chief Edwin Uzor on Friday taunted All Progressive Congress, (APC), 2019 governorship aspirant, Prof Pat Utomi, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's "abysmal performance" is starring him on the face. Uzor spoke in reaction to Utomi's claims that Delta state was in "misery" under the PDP-led government. BigPen Online recalls that Utomi at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying however that God would take away the shame in 2019. In a statement on Friday, while reacting to the assertions credited to the economists, Uzor said that instead of Utomi wasting his energy trying to rubbish the achievements of Governor
A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said that God’s plan is to wipe away shame from the state in 2019. Speaking during a consultative meeting with Delta North APC party leaders in Asaba, Utomi challenged Deltans to leave their comfort zone and collectively come together and take up the responsibility of rescuing the state “from its current misery”. He said: “Going through Delta, what you see is misery starring at the faces of the people. The time for change is now,” adding that majority of Deltans are groaning and waiting for a new birth which will bring transformation to the state. “Delta has suffered years of inept leadership that has failed to harness the great potentials that abound here. It is h
Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, has said a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Perekeme Kpodo, misfired and was engaging in political skulduggery over his claim on the London/Paris Club refund payment. The governor's aide said it is absolute misinformation and falsehood for the APC chieftain to claim that the Federal Government has so far refunded more than N30billion of the Paris Club money to the state. "Contrary to Chief Kpodo's claim, Bayelsa State has received N24.5billion, which was refunded in two tranches, and not more than N30billion," Alabrah said. He explained that it is important to put the records straight otherwise Kpodo's tirade would have been ignored given the antecedents of ...
The leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC Delta State chapter has said the fuss being exhibited by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa about the weekend defection of Chief Friday Akpoyibo, who was Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s key benefactor, shows that both PDP and Okowa have actually lost grip of the political machinery of the state. Acting Publicity Secretary of the APC, Engr Leonard Obibi in a statement on Sunday made available to BigPen Online, stated the said Akpoyibo whom PDP is celebrating as 'big win' was inconsequential to APC as an opposition party in the state. "As far as our party APC in Delta State is concerned, the recent declaration of Chief Friday Akpoyibo for the PDP is a matter of personal interest to him, and honestly is of li