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PDP Now Majority In Senate As Melaye, Kwankwaso, 13 Others Defect

PDP Now Majority In Senate As Melaye, Kwankwaso, 13 Others Defect

NEWS, POLITICS
Nigeria's main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now in majority in the senate as Senator Dino Melaye of the Kogi West Senatorial District, former Governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso and 13 other Senators defected from the ruling party, APC. Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced their defection during plenary on Tuesday in a joint letter them forwarded to the senate leadership. The letter read: “We hereby inform that we are changing our political affiliation from APC TO PDP. We thank you for your exemplary leadership”. Part of the letter says the defection was after due consultation, with their constituents and stakeholders in the constituency, in proper recognition section 16 (1G) of the 1999 constitution, and for the fact of our (former) party, the All Progr
Mega Coalition: Oshiomhole, Buhari Are Jittery Says PDP

Mega Coalition: Oshiomhole, Buhari Are Jittery Says PDP

NEWS, POLITICS
…APC In The Throes Of Death The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has become jittery over the mega coalition between the PDP and 38 other political interests, leading to his resort to hauling of misdirected insults and abuses on the PDP. Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party said; "The PDP said Oshiomhole’s resort to insults betrays the confusion of a depressed politician seeking to cover his personal vacuity and inner fears of the inevitable defeat awaiting President Muhammadu Buhari and his dysfunctional APC in 2019. The PDP holds nothing but pity for Oshiomhole, who is now licking his own vomit by going around cap in hand and begging the same compatriots, whom
PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

NEWS, POLITICS
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians. The party declares as shameful for President Muhammadu Buhari, who claims to be an anti-corruption champion, to glee over acts of electoral corruption that can truncate our democratic process. The PDP said it found as strange that President Buhari could not condemn the emasculation and subversion of the will of Ekiti people and the stealing of another party’s victory by brute force. The PDP has also noted the unsavoury statements by the Presidency, celebrating the subjugation of Ekiti people as a stamp for President Buhari, wherein it further boasted of a triumph for the President in the 2019 general election
Exclusive: DSS Conducts Security Check On APC Delta Guber Aspirants, Ogboru, Ochei, Ofehe, Utomi, Ojuogboh

Exclusive: DSS Conducts Security Check On APC Delta Guber Aspirants, Ogboru, Ochei, Ofehe, Utomi, Ojuogboh

NEWS, POLITICS
  Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) have secretly conducted security check on some Governorship aspirants of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state, BigPen Online can authoritatively report. Dependable sources told BigPen Online that security agents have conducted background check on the former Labour Party chieftain, Chief Great Ogboru, Netherlands based environmental activist, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, former Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei, former PDP national deputy chairman defunct Sherrif Modu Ali's faction, Dr Cairo Ojougboh as well as renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Utomi. Our source revealed that the background check on the Governorship hopefuls was authorized by President Muhammadu Buhari who have been briefed o...
PDP Summons Aspirants, States Chairmen As  Okowa’s C’ttee Makes Final Strategic Planning

PDP Summons Aspirants, States Chairmen As  Okowa’s C’ttee Makes Final Strategic Planning

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Leadership of the National Convention Planning Committee, Sub Committees and members of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have summoned all the Aspirants and Party State Chapter Chairmen for a strategic meeting tomorrow (Friday) that would usher a new leadership for the country's main opposition party. The meetings which would clear ground for the National Convention of the party on Saturday have been scheduled to hold interalia; National Chairmanship Aspirants at 10:00Am, Other Aspirants for various Offices at 10:30Am while that of State Party Chapter Chairmen will hold at 11:00Am A terse statement signed by Senator Dr Authur Ifeanyi Okowa, Chairman, National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Delta State, says the PD...
PDP Wins All 31 Chairmanship Seats In Akwa-Ibom, APC Rejects Results

PDP Wins All 31 Chairmanship Seats In Akwa-Ibom, APC Rejects Results

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Local Government elections held in Akwa-Ibom on Saturday (yesterday) saw the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winning all the 31 local governments in Akwa Ibom state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), Aniedi Ikoiwak on Sunday December 3, 2017. According to him, a total of twelve political parties contested the elections but declined to give a breakdown of the votes scored by the parties and their candidates. “This statement confirms the announcement/declarations made earlier by the authorized Returning Officers in various wards and Local Government Areas... Details of the scores submitted by our field officers will be made available by the Filed Operations/Logistics Departmen
Delta PDP Pegs Chairmanship Nomination Form At N1m

Delta PDP Pegs Chairmanship Nomination Form At N1m

NEWS, POLITICS
Delta chairmanship aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are to pay N1million for the nomination form while the councillorship aspirants will pay N200, 000. Nomination forms will be free for all female aspirants. This was contained in a time-table and schedule of activities of the party released for the conduct of the local government election scheduled for 6 January, 2018 by the Delta state independent electoral commission DSIEC. The state party chairman, Kingsley Esiso, at a press conference on Friday said as ways to encourage women to participate in the local government election, nomination forms will be free for all female aspirants. Though some persons argued that the N1million for nomination from was on the high side, considering the econom...
PDP To Osinbajo: Nigerians Want To Know How N1. 3trillion Was Spent

PDP To Osinbajo: Nigerians Want To Know How N1. 3trillion Was Spent

NEWS, POLITICS
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to explain how the All Progressive Congress, APC-led administration spent the sum of N1.3 trillion on the execution of capital projects in 2016 alone. Osinbajo had on Monday said the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration spent the said sum on capital projects and that it has also cleared the mess it inherited from the former President Goodluck Jonathan. But in a series of tweets on its official Twitter Handle @OfficialPDPNig., the party tasked the Vice President to explain to Nigerians how the said sum was spent and what projects was executed. “We are alarmed and highly bewildered to hear from Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo that N1.3 trillion was spent on capital projects in 2016. N1.3 t
I’m Still Waiting For My Lawyers To Brief Me On Supreme Court Judgement – Sheriff

I’m Still Waiting For My Lawyers To Brief Me On Supreme Court Judgement – Sheriff

NEWS
Sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that though he was shock over the judgment of the Supreme Court which removed him from office on Wednesday, he was still waiting for his lawyers to brief him on the details of the judgment. His reaction was sent to Punch by his erstwhile deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh and the former Spokesperson for his faction, Mr. Bernard Mikko, in Abuja on Thursday. Mikko, who signed the statement said Nigerians should continue to pray for the country. The three-paragraph statement said, “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples  Democratic Party. “Though we still await the full written judgement of the highest court from our lawyers who wil
Delta 2019: Emerhor Formed APC Group To Dislodge Kachikwu, Others

Delta 2019: Emerhor Formed APC Group To Dislodge Kachikwu, Others

POLITICS
The 2015 governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta state, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor has formed an APC group christened "Mainstream Delta APC" tailored to dislodge the Minister of state for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu as the party leader in the state. BigPen Online recalls that the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun had sometime ago mandated the Minister of state for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu to as the highest political office holder of the party in the state takeover the party leadership and settle all disputes in the party. But sensing that the party structure would be taken from him after bankrolling it's activities since inception, especially the party governorship ticket, Emerhor reportedly convened a meeting of some selected chieftain ...