Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "PDP"

    Jonathan gets N100m to buy PDP’s N22m form

Jonathan gets N100m to buy PDP’s N22m form

Though the cost of the presidential nomination form of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is N22 million, President Goodluck Jonathan got nearly five times of that amount as part of support for his re-election bid.According to Reuben Abati, the presidential spokesman, the money was contributed by a cross-section of Nigerians, including some PDP governors and little-known Nigerians.Jonathan expressed appreciation for [...]

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    Tambuwal: I left PDP to seek genuine change

Tambuwal: I left PDP to seek genuine change

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, says the desire for genuine change made him defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the  ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on Wednesday during the extraordinary national convention of APC, which held at the old parade ground in Abuja, Tambuwal expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support, promising that he would continue to [...]

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    Keyamo writes IG, alleges death threat from Tompolo

Keyamo writes IG, alleges death threat from Tompolo

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, has alleged that militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, is threatening to kill him.Keyamo said he received a call from Tompolo late Tuesday and that the ex militant told him that he had sent people after him.He called on the Sulaiman Abba, inspector-general of police, to investigate his allegation, expressing worries for his life.“My name [...]

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    Atiku: Reports that I’m leaving APC ‘egregiously false’

Atiku: Reports that I’m leaving APC ‘egregiously false’

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has pledged his loyalty to the All Progressives Congress (APC), dismissing reports of his plans to dump the party.Atiku, whose political career has witnessed couple of defections, accused an unnamed APC leader of being behind his rumoured defection bid.In 2011, he lost the presidential ticket of PDP to President Goodluck Jonathan. Back in 2007, he lost the [...]

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    Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

The presidency has threatened to file a legal action against Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, over the manner that he has been attacking President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.Describing Amaechi’s recent utterances against Jonathan as deliberate falsehood, Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, said the governor should not be deceived by the immunity he presently enjoys because he would soon [...]

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    PDP’ll win Borno state, says Sheriff

PDP’ll win Borno state, says Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno state, has promised to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win the state in the 2015 elections.Sheriff, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the promise at his official welcome to the PDP on Tuesday at the party's national secretariat in Abuja."My coming to PDP is to pay back the [...]

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Ogbeh ‘sorry’ for revealing BBOG’s link with APC

Audu Ogbeh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has apologised to members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign movement (BBOG) for giving their leaders out as "members" of the party.Ogbeh, who generated criticism for the group through a statement he made at the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 presidential election under the platform of [...]

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    PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared John Tiav, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the re-contested Buruku federal constituency seat in Benue.Tiav polled 25,988 votes ahead of John Tine of Labour Party, who had 3,602 and Sekav Iyortyom of the All Progressive Congress scored, who polled 395 votes.Baba Abba-Yusuf, the INEC resident commissioner [...]

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Fayose appoints aides, striking workers resume work

Few hours after his inauguration into office as governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has announced his first set of appointments.The civil servants in the state, who have been on strike for two months strike, also called off their strike in solidarity with the governor.During the inauguration ceremony, Fayose disclosed that he would appoint an aide on stomach infrastructure to [...]

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    Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, has accused Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state, of distorting the truth in his comments during his declaration of interest to seek APC’s nomination for the 2015 presidential election.Buhari had accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of polarising Nigeria and mismanaging the country’s resources.“The last 16 years of PDP Government has witnessed decline in all critical sectors of [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar will fail as they did in previous presidential elections, presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said.Buhari, a retired major general and former head of state, declared his entry into the presidential race on Wednesday in Abuja.Atiku, a former vice-president, had earlier declared his interest and picked the nomination form of his party.Both are seeking the ticket [...]

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    Mimiko: APC can’t hold on to Lagos much longer

Mimiko: APC can’t hold on to Lagos much longer

Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will find it difficult to hold to Lagos state in the next general election.Mimiko, who recently left the Labour Party (LP) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday that his new party was making inroads into the south-west."All indications were [...]

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    Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says two governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this when he paid a courtesy visit on Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state.Kwankwaso was in Ilorin as part of his consultations for the presidential ticket of the APC for the 2015 election.He is expected to make [...]

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    Obasanjo asked NDLEA to help fight drug charges against me, says Kashamu

Obasanjo asked NDLEA to help fight drug charges against me, says Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, chairman, mobilisation and organisation committee of the PDP in the south-west, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo helped to fight the drug charges against him in the US during his first term in office.He was responding to Obasanjo's statement on Sunday in which the former president said he could not be active in PDP because an indicted drug baron [...]

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    Obasanjo: I will never leave PDP but I cannot accept an indicted drug baron as my leader

Obasanjo: I will never leave PDP but I cannot accept an indicted drug baron as my leader

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has re-opened his media fight with Buruji Kashamu, maintaining that he cannot accept an indicted drug baron as his leader in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kashamu, the chairman of PDP mobilisation and organisation committee and a political associate of Obasanjo until two years ago, is currently fighting a legal battle following his indictment by the US [...]

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    Ngilari: My emergence as governor an act of God

Ngilari: My emergence as governor an act of God

Newly-sworn-in governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari, has met with stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in a bid to reconcile aggrieved members. During the meeting, he described his emergence as governnor as an act of God.Ngillari, who was at the state party secretariat on his first assignment outside the government house, said the purpose of the [...]

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