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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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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PDP VP Ticket: Ohanaeze fumes over Okowa’s nomination as Atiku’s running mate

…Promises to teach Party lesson The Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has threatened to punish the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), for ignoring the South-East in picking the running mate of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Recall that earlier yesterday, Atiku announced Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate, at the PDP headquarters in Abuja. Some Igbos who believe that the region had sacrificed enough to deserve at least a VP slot from the party, are currently expressing anger over the development. Reacting to Atiku’s choice, the Ohanaeze, in a…

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Just In! Atiku picks Okowa as running mate

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has emerged as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Okowa’s nomination was announced and confirmed by Atiku himself on Thursday, at an unveiling event of his running mate held in Abuja. Atiku, while speaking on his choice, said his vice-president must fulfill the qualities to be president and one that could complement him as a President. He added that he should symbolise the quality to unite Nigeria, who is not afraid to speak and give advice…

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2023: Tinubu no match for Atiku ― PDP

…Says APC has outlived its purpose The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the newly elected presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is no match for his opposite number in the main opposition party, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Reacting to the former Lagos State governor’s emergence, yesterday, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, PDP National Publicity Secretary, observed in a statement that Tinubu clinched the APC ticket at a very great price. Describing the ruling party as “moribund, decrepit and crippled,” the statement, noted that…

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EFCC officials storm PDP primary election venue as accreditation of delegates commences

Some officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have stormed the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abuja, the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election. The officers arrived at the venue around 4:40 pm; however, the purpose of their visit is unknown. Meanwhile, no fewer than 811 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates are undergoing accreditation at the venue. The exercise will enable the party’s national delegates to decide the presidential flag bearer. The delegates are drawn from the 774 local government areas of the country. At the…

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Just In! Peter Obi dumps PDP ahead of presidential primary

The former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), ahead of the party’s presidential primary slated for this weekend in Abuja. This was revealed vide a letter he addressed to the Party’s National Chairman, titled: “Resignation from Peoples Democratic Party and Withdrawal from Presidential Contest”. Obi is one of the 15 aspirants who had declared their interest in the presidency under the PDP’s platform. His exit, coming on the eve of hotly-contested presidential primaries, came as the politician reportedly expressed fears that he might be…

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PDP: Odds favour Atiku; South-East may lose out

Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, barring new developments, could be on his way to securing the presidential ticket of the country’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party Party, (PDP), ahead of its presidential primary billed to hold from May 29 to May 30. It was learnt that the party, having failed in its quest to zone the ticket to the South, even as an attempt by northern aspirants to achieve a consensus from amongst them collapsed, decided to throw the contest open and have delegates from the 36…

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