2023: “I will never join PDP; not even my corpse – el-Rufa’i replies Atiku spokesman 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has reacted to the possibility of joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). El-Rufa’i was reacting to claims by the spokesperson of PDP’s presidential campaign in 2023, David Bwala, that the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would soon dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). On his official Twitter handle, Bwala, who until recently was a member of the APC, said he is optimistic that el-Rufa’i will be in the PDP even before the 2023 elections. He also described the Kaduna Governor as…

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PDP postpones BOT, NEC meeting over fear of Ayu’s removal, Wike Atiku’s absence, others

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting over the fear of the removal of its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and the absence of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Even though the party said it postponed its NEC meeting, earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday and Thursday, due to unforeseen circumstances, a source in the PDP camp said that the meeting cannot be held without the presidential candidate and many others. An issued statement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu reads: “This…

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PDP Crisis: Ayu gives condition to step aside

As the search for peace in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has now given a condition for his resignation if the stakeholders are adamant on his exit. According to him, all members of the National Working Committee (NWC) from the South must swap their current positions with those from the North since the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is from the North. However, Ayu’s proposal has been rejected by many party leaders who fear that their candidates in the NWC…

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2023 PDP Running Mate: Wike’s Group meets in Abuja to strategise 

Seemingly still angered by the lack of meaningful initiative at reconciliation from the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday met with his counterparts backing him to consider the way forward as the 2023 presidential elections inch closer. The closed-door meeting, which was held in Rivers State Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, was attended by State governors known to be his major backers. There were also various coordinators of his presidential campaign led by former Information Minister, Jerry Gana. Even though…

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Impeachment Threat: PDP Reps. Caucus joins Senate counterpart over 6-week ultimatum to Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has joined its Senate counterpart in issuing a six weeks ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to address insecurity or risk impeachment. The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, gave the notice yesterday, after a meeting of the National Assembly PDP Caucus at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. The meeting was chaired by Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT), with more than 20 lawmakers in attendance. The lawmakers held a closed-door meeting, after which Elumelu briefed newsmen on the resolution reached.…

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2023 Presidency: Ortom finally declares support for Atiku after criticising PDP publicly

Governor Samuel Ortom, of Benue State, has finally declared his support for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This comes following the suspicion that the governor might dump the PDP due to his recent criticisms of the party. Recall that in June, Ortom called out the leadership of the opposition party for allegedly betraying Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State. Wike, who lost the PDP presidential primaries to Atiku Abubakar in May, was reportedly angry about what played out during the conduct of the primary…

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‘Obasanjo wrong to attack Atiku’ – Sule Lamido

…Says he was an unknown prisoner when Waziri formed PDP Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was wrong to publicly criticise his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, says former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido. He said Abubakar was a major contributor to the platform upon which Obasanjo ran for office in 1999. Obasanjo and Abubakar were elected as president and vice-president respectively on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but they endured a fractured relationship that has yet to heal since their reign. “Obasanjo is a senior man, somebody who is…

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N1.8bn Loot: ‘Recall Buratai for investigation’, PDP tasks Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the recall and investigation of former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), over the alleged recovery of N1.8 billion property in Abuja by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC). Buratai, now Nigerian ambassador to Benin Republic, was named in connection with the recovered property. The Party, in an issued statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the ambassador’s immediate recall to clear his name over the…

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PDP in disarray, as crisis over Atiku’s selection of Okowa worsens

The crisis over the emergence of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues to fester as things appear to be falling apart for the opposition party. Recall that earlier in June, the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar picked Okowa as his running mate against the recommendation of the committee set up to recommend a vice-presidential candidate for him. The committee, according to multiple reports, recommended Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, as Atiku’s running mate; however, the former Vice-President decided to…

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“Reject APC, PDP in 2023, they have failed” – Kwankwaso tells Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the 2023 election, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has called on Nigerians to reject the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former Kano State governor said the APC and PDP have failed over the years to provide succour for Nigerians across all sectors of governance, adding that all indices of socio-economic development are daily rising on the negative side. He stated this yesterday, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, during a consultation…

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