PDP crisis: Secondus loses out, as Fintiri emerges PDP Convention Committee Chairman

…PDP governors take over party The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) yesterday, appointed governors to head its 47-member National Convention Committee and its 45-member Zonal Committee. This is coming on the heels of the appeal by the embattled Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus,  against the order of the High Courts, sitting in Rivers and Cross-River States, stopping him from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party. The PDP NEC also appointed the governor of Adamawa State, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, as the Chairman…

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2023: PDP Governors working to unify force

The governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) say they are working together for the party to present a unified force in the 2023 general elections. Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, disclosed this on Wednesday night while briefing newsmen after the forum meeting held in Abuja. Tambuwal said that the closed door meeting on the party’s forthcoming national convention which started around 3p.m., was very fruitful. “We have been meeting since 3p.m., meeting for about 7hours. Very fruitful deliberation. “You must…

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PDP governors meet today to strategise on party matters

State governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), will meet today, Wednesday, ahead of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, scheduled for September 9. The Chairman, PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, of Sokoto State, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Forum’s Director-General, C.I.D Maduabum, in Abuja. It stated that Gov. Tambuwal, in consultation with his colleagues, had summoned an extraordinary meeting of the Forum for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. According to the statement, the meeting would discuss party matters and strategies to reposition the PDP ahead of…

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“You’ll destroy your integrity if you join APC”, Nwodo warns Jonathan

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has cautioned former President Goodluck Jonathan against succumbing to the pressure of defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), saying doing so will destroy what is left of his integrity. Nwodo, a former governor of Enugu State, said no group of people has been so virulent in destroying Jonathan both as a person and as president than the APC. He further said Jonathan won’t be able to cause a radical change from within the APC because…

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‘PDP is weakened by crisis’- Kwankwaso

The former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, says the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has weakened it as an opposition. The PDP chieftain said this on Friday during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC), Hausa service. Kwankwaso said the crisis is “heightened by those who are after leadership” of the party. “Now the strength of the party has reduced and in the end what will happen is that it will tear us apart”, he said. “You see the result will not help us since…

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Just In: Uche Secondus resigns as PDP National Chairman

Prince Uche Secondus has resigned as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). Although no reason was immediately adduced for his resignation, unconfirmed reports indicated that the embattled PDP Chairman stepped down following the outcome of the National Executive Council, ( NEC) meeting in Abuja, attended by major stakeholders and presided by the Acting National Chairman, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, with Secondus reportedly uninvited. The meeting, which was said to have prioritised its chances for 2023, reportedly decided to take a bold step towards doing away with internal troubles that…

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2023: Kwankwaso urges supporters to get ‘battle-ready’

The immediate past governor of Kano State, (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has asked his supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State to gear up for the “battle ahead”. Kwankwaso, who is the predecessor of the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, urged members of the PDP to unite ahead of 2023, adding that the opposition party would defeat the APC. According to him, Ganduje’s bad leadership has is an albatross to the growth and development of the State. Kwankwaso, who is also the leader of the…

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Corruption: “Amaechi’s APC looting confession vindicates us” – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has said that the confession by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is going on quietly under President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vindicates its stand that the APC is a haven of thieves and treasury looters. The party asserted that the confession also further confirmed that the Buhari-led APC administration has been providing official cover for corrupt officials, who have turned government agencies into cash cows and Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for themselves, their cronies, family members and mistresses. PDP, in…

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Just In: Court returns Secondus as PDP National Chairman

A Kebbi State High Court has ordered Prince Uche Secondus to return to his position as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). A vacation Judge, Justice Nusrat Umar, gave the order in a suit brought before her in Birnin-Kebbi, the State capital. In the case, cited as KB/AC/M. 170/2021, Justice Umar said she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondents. She said it was necessary to issue an interim order on the purported suspension of Prince Secondus pending the determination of the case. The order…

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Just In: PDP announces Acting Chairman

After two days of intra-party spat over claim to its leadership, the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Deputy National Chairman (South), has affirmed Yemi Akinwonmi as its Acting National Chairman. This was disclosed by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, after the National Working Committee, (NWC), closed-door meeting in Abuja on Thursday. Akinwonmi replaces the erstwhile National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who was on Monday ordered by a Rivers State High Court not to parade himself as the National Chairman of the PDP. He also announced a reschedule of the…

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