Monday, November 26, 2018

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    Watch your tongue, PDP tells Tinubu over ‘unsavoury comment’ on Atiku

Watch your tongue, PDP tells Tinubu over ‘unsavoury comment’ on Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not to be part of the "smear campaign and unsavoury comments" against Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate.The party gave the warning while reacting to Tinubu's comment on Abubakar when he visited Aso Rock on Wednesday.Tinubu had said whether Abubakar and PDP leaders visited [...]

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    Ogun PDP crisis: INEC rejects NWC list, accepts Kashamu’s candidates

Ogun PDP crisis: INEC rejects NWC list, accepts Kashamu’s candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised candidates of the Buruji Kasahmu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state as contestants for the 2019 elections.In a letter dated October 25, Okechukwu Ndeche, the commission's acting secretary, told Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, that the decision was based on a court verdict.The PDP had expelled [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been "uneasy and apprehensive" since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar emerged its presidential candidate.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said this in reaction to the allegation of Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, that Abubakar induced the delegates financially to emerge winner.But [...]

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    INEC, APC should learn from us, says PDP on convention

INEC, APC should learn from us, says PDP on convention

Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) need to learn how to conduct credible and peaceful elections from the PDP.Ologbondiyan said this on Sunday at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.He took a swipe at the ruling party, saying the country [...]

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    APC plotting to disrupt our convention, says PDP

APC plotting to disrupt our convention, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is plotting to disrupt its national convention slated for Saturday.Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s national publicity secretary, said this while briefing journalists on the outcome of its national working committee (NWC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday.He said PDP was aware of plots or machinations of all kinds [...]

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    ‘A den of fraudsters’ — PDP mocks APC over Ambode’s comment on Sanwo-Olu

‘A den of fraudsters’ — PDP mocks APC over Ambode’s comment on Sanwo-Olu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a den of fraudsters and election riggers.The party said this while reacting to Ambode's blistering attack on Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the APC in Lagos.While addressing a press conference on Sunday, Ambode had said his challenger was unfit to govern the state.He said apart from [...]

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    ‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration of the Osun state governorship election as inconclusive.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the election inconclusive, saying the requirement for a winner to emerge on first ballot was not met.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party is not in dilemma as regards the number of its presidential aspirants.There are at least 12 aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the opposition party.Addressing reporters after a meeting on September 6, Walid Jibrin, chairman of the party's board of trustees (BoT), said the party was trying "its [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp.He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate.But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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    PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described its defeat in Ekiti state governorship election as a temporary setback, saying the “entire nation is standing with us”.Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 197,459 votes to defeat Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate, who had 178,121 votes.The party as well as Olusola had earlier rejected the result.Speaking with journalists [...]

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    PDP: The rights Abiola stood for being strangulated under Buhari

PDP: The rights Abiola stood for being strangulated under Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of violating the democratic tenets the late Moshood Abiola stood for.Last week, Buhari awarded Abiola with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and declared June 12 as the new Democracy Day.But in a statement on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said the award given to Abiola by [...]

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    Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is unfit to attend to state matters.The opposition party said this while reacting to the president's medical trip to the UK. Buhari left the country on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists subsequently, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said it is unfortunate that the president's aides often shroud their principal's health in secrecy.Ologbondiyan [...]

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    PDP to APC: Don’t vent your  frustration on innocent Nigerians

PDP to APC: Don’t vent your frustration on innocent Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to "vent its frustration" on innocent Nigerians.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of PDP, said this in a statement on Tuesday while reacting to the alleged harassment and detention of his party members across the country.Ologbondiyan said the APC government is intolerant of opposition parties because it has realised that its chances [...]

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    PDP: Buhari should appoint a competent petroleum minister if he cannot perform

PDP: Buhari should appoint a competent petroleum minister if he cannot perform

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish his position as minister of petroleum if he cannot rise up to the responsibilities of the office.The party said this in reaction to the fuel scarcity across the nation.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party asked the president to stop sitting in “his comfort zone” while blaming oil [...]

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    PDP taunts FG: How can you use $1bn to fight the enemy you have defeated?

PDP taunts FG: How can you use $1bn to fight the enemy you have defeated?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the federal government over the plan to spend $1billion from the excess crude account on the fight against insurgency.The decision to take the money from the crude account was announced during the national economic council meeting of Thursday.All the governors were said to have endorsed the plan but Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has [...]

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