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
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...
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
Even before the commencement of voting on Saturday at the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some power brokers in the 19-year-old party have decided that Prince Uche Secondus must take the baton of leadership from Senator Ahmed Makarfi. To ensure this, harmonised names of ‘favoured’ aspirants to offices have been compiled in an arrangement tagged ‘Unity List’. Led by 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 vowed that all the names in the list must emerge victorious after voting. Some agents of the governors were seen showing voters the list of favoured candidates, freedom online had reported. Making the list are Secondus, Senator
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...
The Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Convention planning committee have barred Presidential aspirants including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido from using next Saturday’s convention venue for campaigns and display of posters and banners. The party also barred ex-governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State from using the event for campaigns. Others whose presidential posters and banners are likely to flood the venue are a former Senate President, David Mark and Senator Ahmed Makarfi who would be bowing out of office few days after the convention. Besides, Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee Ahmed Makarfi, had earlier announced that the party has
Former Nigeria's Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar today (Sunday), made a live Facebook broadcast, announcing that he has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). BigPen Online reports that Atiku who had few weeks ago left the All Progressive Congress (APC), hinge his decision to rejoin the party he left about four year ago on poor performance of the Buhari APC-led administration. The former vice president who spoke to the conscience of young Nigerians, stated that under the APC, about three million young people have lost their jobs, saying that he would soon embark on a nationwide tour, assured of his credentials as a job creator. The broadcast statement read in full: “I am speaking to you today on Facebook Live as I want to reach as many of our young people
8658"> Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has said that irrespective of political differences, as a sitting governor he does not discriminate against any Deltan, saying I'm not discriminating, I am carrying everybody along. The governor spoke at three separate rallies of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),held in Patani local government area, Patani, Uvwie local government area, Effurun and Warri South local government area at Warri in preparation for the forthcoming council elections in the state slated for January 6, 2018. Speaking earlier in Patani, Governor Okowa assured the electorates that candidates of the PDP will not discriminate against the people, just as he does not discriminate against Deltans irrespective of their party affiliations. "I am not disc
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