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    106 ADP members defect to PDP in Edo

106 ADP members defect to PDP in Edo

About 106 members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Edo state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia south-west and Ovia north-east local government areas of Edo. Oshodin Izedomwen, the organising secretary of the ADP in Edo who led the defectors, said on Tuesday the defection was a demonstration of their belief in [...]

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    ‘There’s no free dollar in Edo’ — PDP taunts Ganduje

‘There’s no free dollar in Edo’ — PDP taunts Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taunted Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, over the jibe he threw at Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state. Ganduje, head of APC national campaign council for the Edo gubernatorial election, had accused the PDP of plotting to rig  the Edo election, saying Wike who is the head of the PDP campaign on Edo election, [...]

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    EXTRA: We’ll send Wike to an isolation centre, says Ganduje on Edo election

EXTRA: We’ll send Wike to an isolation centre, says Ganduje on Edo election

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says Nyesom Wike, his Rivers counterpart will be sent to an isolation centre ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. While Wike is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign committee in Edo, Ganduje is the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign. Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC will be [...]

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    PDP picks Wike to lead Obaseki’s campaign

PDP picks Wike to lead Obaseki’s campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Nyesome Wike, governor of Rivers state, as chairman of its campaign council for Edo gubernatorial election. The party made the announcement in a tweet on Friday. It said Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, has been appointed as the deputy chairman of the council. "The People's Democratic Party (PDP) NWC has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, [...]

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    PDP grants Ondo deputy gov waiver to contest guber primary

PDP grants Ondo deputy gov waiver to contest guber primary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state deputy governor, to contest the party's governorship primary election. The waiver was granted to him following an application to the party's national working committee (NWC). The deputy governor defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in June. He joined the opposition party hours after he was [...]

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    Dogara heads Ondo PDP governorship screening committee

Dogara heads Ondo PDP governorship screening committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked  Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, to head its screening committee for the Ondo governorship primary election. Dogara is expected to work alongside four others to screen the party's aspirants for the Ondo governorship election. In a statement, Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the PDP, said nomination of members of the [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, says Adams Oshiomole, former governor of the state, never meant the bad things he said about him. He said the APC leader was only trying to "demarket" him when he contested for governor under a different party -- the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2016 when he was [...]

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    Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is happy that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in crisis. Wike told Arise Television in an interview that he is happy with the circumstances that brought Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said he cannot pray for the APC not to make mistakes, and that the ruling [...]

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    ‘We won’t join your crisis-ridden party’ — PDP govs tackle Yahaya Bello

‘We won’t join your crisis-ridden party’ — PDP govs tackle Yahaya Bello

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) says none of its members is interested in joining the All Progressives Congress (APC). On Friday, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, said about 10 governors elected on the PDP platform would soon defect to the APC. In a statement on Saturday, C.I.D. Maduabum, director-general of the forum, said the PDP governors are currently [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: 10 PDP governors will soon defect to APC

Yahaya Bello: 10 PDP governors will soon defect to APC

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says about 10 governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke when he appeared as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, on Friday. Responding to a question on if the APC will fall apart when President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Obaseki: I was dragged into political battles but people stood by me

Obaseki: I was dragged into political battles but people stood by me

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says the people stood by him when he was forced into "epic political battles". Expressing gratitude to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his emergence as the party's flagbearer in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, Obaseki said this couldn't have been possible without the support of the people. Obaseki, with a total of 1,952 votes, had emerged winner [...]

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    ‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

Osita Chidoka, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for using the federal executive chamber of the presidential villa for the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were among the party members who attended the meeting called by Victor Giadom, former deputy national secretary of the party. The [...]

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    Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be aired on live television on Thursday. The exercise will be broadcast on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television among others. The poll will take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin city and PDP will be picking its candidate through an indirect primary mode. Godwin Obaseki, [...]

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    PDP primary: It’s clear path for Obaseki as aspirant withdraws suit

PDP primary: It’s clear path for Obaseki as aspirant withdraws suit

Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, has withdrawn the suit seeking the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state. Ogbeide-Ihama had filed a suit at a federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, asking that the governor be stopped from contesting in the primary election scheduled to take place on Thursday. Another [...]

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    Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved its south-south caretaker committee, a day before its primary election in Edo state. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced via Twitter that a reconstituted caretaker committee will be chaired by Dan Orbih, immediate past chairman of the party in Edo state. “@OfficialPDPNig dissolves zonal South-South caretaker committee and hereby reconstitutes a fresh caretaker committee,” Ologbondiyan wrote. “The [...]

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    Court delays hearing on Obaseki to allow PDP leaders reach peace deal

Court delays hearing on Obaseki to allow PDP leaders reach peace deal

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has delayed hearing of the case against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. On Monday, the court granted two orders -- one to stop Obaseki from contesting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election, and the other to serve him by substituted means. The PDP primary election is less than 24 hours away. When the [...]

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