Deputy governor announced as PDP governorship candidate in Edo

February 22, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, held a parallel congress, which produced the deputy governor of the state, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu, as the party’s governorship candidate for the September 21 poll in the State. While some delegates were being accredited to proceed to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium venue of another primary election, another set of delegates Read More

Nobody can challenge us in 2027, Wike boasts

February 18, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, expressed confidence that his political camp would defeat any opposition in the 2027 elections. The former Rivers State Governor who has been in a face-off with his successor, Siminalayi Fubara, stated this during a thanksgiving service by a federal lawmaker, Senator Barinada Mpigi in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area Read More

Breaking: PDP chairman is dead

February 14, 2024 Blueprint News 0

From Ondo state comes a report that the chapter chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Fatai Adams, is dead. Though details of his death have not been revealed, it was gathered that he died in the early hours of Wednesday. Adams had been suspended by the state working committee of the PDP over alleged anti-party activities in January, Read More

PDP stages LG congress, elects delegates in Edo

February 10, 2024 Admin II 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Saturday, conducted it’s Local Government Area (LGA) delegates’ congress ahead of the February 21, 2024 governorship primary election. The party adopted option A4 for the congress which was conducted by two  officials from its National headquarters. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies also monitored the exercise. Speaking Read More

Nasarawa PDP, APC: Time to cease fire 

February 2, 2024 Victoria Ngozi 0

Congratulatory messages have been booming out from Lafia-based radio stations in the Nasarawa state capital, following the Supreme Court’s recent verdict that affirmed Governor Abdullahi Sule’s election. Sule won the March 18, 2023 governorship election by 64,193 votes.  He scored 347,209 votes while his closest challenger, PDP’s David Ombugadu, had 283,016. This was the second time Ombugadu was contesting and Read More

Ebonyi bye-election: Court bars PDP candidate from contesting

The Federal High Court (FHC) Abakaliki Thursday nullified the candidacy of Barrister Silas Onu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the Saturday bye-election in Ebonyi South senatorial district. The district will on Saturday elect the person to replace David Umahi in the Senate. About eight political parties would participate in the bye-election but the Court in Abakaliki stopped the Read More

PDP appoints new national woman leader

February 1, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Amina Arong from Cross River State as the party’s new national woman leader. In October 2023, the party announced the death of its National Woman Leader, Prof Stella Effah-Attoe. Effah-Attoe, a member of the PDP National Working Committee, according to the family, died after a brief illness. The party in a statement by its Read More

Nwifuru hints on working with PDP, APGA governorship opponents in Ebonyi

January 21, 2024 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government weekend described the publications that Governor Francis Nwifuru denounced working with Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Prof. Bernard Odoh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as “ill-intended, false and myopic”. A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Engr. Jude Okpor, noted that the governor only narrated his experience Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court reserves judgment in PDP, APC’s appeal against Otti’s election

January 10, 2024 Admin III 0

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, reserved judgment in the appeals brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their governorship candidates against the election of Governor Alex Otti of Abia State. The five-member panel of Justices of the apex court reserved judgment to a date that will be communicated to parties after the adoption Read More

Court affirms Anyanwu as PDP’s national secretary

January 9, 2024 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja declared on Tuesday, January 9, that Samuel Anyanwu remains the valid national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a judgement, Justice Inyang Ekwo issued an order restraining the national leadership of the PDP from appointing any person as acting National Secretary when Anyanwu’s four-year tenure is still running and subsisting until December Read More

Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi and the new democratic agenda

January 3, 2024 JOSEPH OSSAI 0

The New Democratic Agenda is beloved of progressive  politicians all over the world who believe in grassroots emancipation, economic welfarism, democratic populism ,women and youth empowerment, patriotic nationalism and the upliftment of society to globally acclaimed standards. From the ’60s to the ‘2000s,  Jawaharlal Nehru,John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, James Cameron, Barack Obama were a few Read More

Breaking: PDP suspends chairman

January 2, 2024 Admin III 0

The Chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), in Ondo State, Fatai Adams, has been suspended by members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party. Nine members of the SWC who signed the suspension letter of the chairman, accused him of anti-party activities. Those who signed the statement include the deputy state chairman, Tola Alabere; state secretary, Read More

Rivers must not overflow, Mr President!

December 24, 2023 Hassan Gimba 0

Rivers, a state so rich because God blessed it with an abundance of crude oil and gas, is named after the many rivers that border its territory. Forty per cent of Nigeria’s output of crude oil is produced in the state. It also has deposits of silica sand, glass sand and clay. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Read More

Rivers: 27 state constituencies’ seats vacant after lawmakers’ defection, conduct fresh election – PDP tells INEC

December 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) immediately commence the process of conducting fresh elections into the 27 constituencies in Rivers state. According to PDP, the constituencies’ positions have become vacant following the defections of the 27 lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Invoking Section Read More

Breaking: River assembly lawmakers move to APC en mass

December 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Up to 26 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers, including the factional Speaker, Rt. Hon. Matthew Amaewhule, announced their defection, in a letter read on the floor of the Assembly Read More

The arithmetics of Zamfara politics: Why PDP will win again

November 18, 2023 Tom Garba 0

As Chinua Achebe rightly posits, the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the demand for responsible leadership. The good people of Zamfara state were on the verge of rescue before the Appeal Court recently aborted the transformational leadership of Dr Dauda Read More

PDP chieftains, groups give Akeredolu 72 hours ultimatum to transmit power to deputy

November 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some opposition party chieftains and support groups of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday gave the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu a 72-hour ultimatum to transmit power to his deputy, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa or face dare consequence. The groups, under the aegis of PDP Forever Initiative, threatened to occupy the Governor’s office should he (Akeredolu) fails to Read More

Yobe assembly: 1 out of 2 PDP members joins APC

November 16, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Thursday, received Hon. Lawan Musa Majakura, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elected member in the state House of Assembly who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). While receiving the decampee, the governor described Majakura as a young and vibrant politician with huge potentials. “Politics is about service to the people. l am impressed Read More

PDP releases timetable for Edo governorship election

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has officially announced the timetable for series of activities leading up to the Edo state governorship election. The schedule was released Thursday by the National Working Committee following a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and National Executive Committee at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. In a statement signed by the National Organising Secretary, Read More

Labour Party speaks on ‘merger with PDP’

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The Labour Party (LP) has urged Nigerians to disregard the news making the round that the party is working out a merger arrangement with any political party. Mr Obiora Ifoh, National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Recall that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, earlier called Read More

Breaking: PDP appoints new acting National Secretary

November 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Setonji Koshoedo as the party’s acting National Secretary. Until his appointment, Koshoedo was the Deputy National Secretary of the party. PDP acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, announced the appointment after the NWC meeting on Tuesday, Damagum explained that Koshoedo’s appointment is pending the determination of the case Read More

Court stops Anyanwu from parading as PDP National Secretary

November 14, 2023 Admin III 0

An Abuja Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered Senator Samuel Anyanwu to stop parading himself as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The order was sequel to a suit seeking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP from recognizing Anyanwu as National Secretary of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit. The Read More

PDP candidate speaks on ‘withdrawing from Imo governorship election’

November 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the Imo State election, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has described the claim that he has withdrawn from the race as mischievous. He said that the report trending on social media purportedly claiming that he has withdrawn is not only fake but blatant lie from the pit of hell. The statement signed on Friday Read More

Appointment of Umoren as REC designate violates constitutional provisions – PDP 

November 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The People Democratic Party (PDP) has described as brazen imposition the appointment of Etekamba Umoren, as the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC). The party spoke through its national publicity secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba at a press conference held in Abuja Thursday. While condemning the move, the party hinged its rejection of Umoren on his status as a card-carrying member and Read More