Friday, July 12, 2019

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    INEC may deregister over 80 parties

INEC may deregister over 80 parties

Less than 10 political parties may survive being deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should the commission decide to run with the amended constitutional provision to deregister parties.At least, 70 parties participated in the 2019 elections, an alteration on the 1999 constitution. However,  section 225 of the constitution as amended empowers INEC deregister political parties on grounds of:“a. [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

Tajudeen Adefisoye, house of representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Ifedore/Idanre in Ondo state, escaped death on Friday as suspected political thugs attacked his convoy.The hoodlums numbering about six were said to have ambushed the campaign vehicles in the convoy team of Adefisoye at Ipogun in Ifedore local government area of the state.It was gathered that [...]

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    SDP members who endorsed Buhari are desperate, says Gana faction

SDP members who endorsed Buhari are desperate, says Gana faction

The presidential campaign team of Jerry Gana, a former information minister, has rejected the endorsement of President Muhammadu by the Social Democratic Party (SDP).Speaking with journalists, Ike Neliaku, director-general of Gana's campaign, said those who endorsed Buhari in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) are hirelings.Yinka Oyebode, national spokesman of the SDP, had said the national executive council (NEC) of the [...]

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    SDP dumps Donald Duke, adopts Buhari as consensus candidate

SDP dumps Donald Duke, adopts Buhari as consensus candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its consensus candidate for the February 16 presidential election.The party made the decision on Thursday during its national executive council meeting in Abuja.Buhari is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).SDP NEC, however, explained that the adoption does not herald a merger with the APC.Prior to the development, Donald [...]

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    Protesters hit Lagos streets, accuse Obasanjo of plotting to install interim govt

Protesters hit Lagos streets, accuse Obasanjo of plotting to install interim govt

A pro-democracy group staged a massive rally in Lagos state against the alleged plot by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to install an interim government.The protest was led by Rachel Okpara, executive director of the Coalition for Defence of Democracy in Nigeria (CDDN).Okpara said there is credible intelligence that Obasanjo's political allies we hell bent on making the country ungovernable.She appealed to [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Yahaya Bello has unleashed mayhem on my supporters, says senatorial candidate

TRENDING VIDEO: Yahaya Bello has unleashed mayhem on my supporters, says senatorial candidate

Natasha Akpoti, senatorial candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi central, has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of unleashing mayhem on her supporters.In a video posted, Akpoti accused the governor of  sending thugs to eliminate her supporters in Okene, a local government in Kogi central."Last night was one of the longest nights of my life, at 11pm, [...]

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    Court sacks Duke, declares Jerry Gana presidential candidate of SDP

Court sacks Duke, declares Jerry Gana presidential candidate of SDP

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has declared Jerry Gana, a former minister of information, as the winner of presidential primary poll of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).The election held on October 6. The party had said Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state, won Gana by polling 812 to 611 votes.But the former minister challenged the [...]

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    2019: Donald Duke gets new running mate for ‘strategic reasons’

2019: Donald Duke gets new running mate for ‘strategic reasons’

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has substituted the running mate of Donald Duke, its 2019 presidential candidate.Shehu Musa Gabam, who is also the national secretary of the party, replaces Mohammed Junaid, the party announced Thursday.Alfa Mohammed, SDP national publicity secretary, said the substitution was done long ago.He said Junaid’s substitution was subjected to deliberation at the party’s leadership level which [...]

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    Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has picked Junaid Mohammed as his running mate for the 2019 poll.Duke, a former governor of Cross-Rivers state, announced this via his Twitter handle.Mohammed, who trained as a medical doctor, was born in Dala, Kano state.Duke described the second republic lawmaker as a well-known academic who has been on the [...]

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    Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana to emerge SDP presidential candidate

Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana to emerge SDP presidential candidate

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, has won the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 election.The former governor was declared winner on Sunday at the party’s national convention which held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja.Abdul Isiaq, the returning officer, said Duke polled 812 votes to defeat Jerry Gana, former minister of information, who polled [...]

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    Osun rerun: SDP not involved in Omisore’s alliance with APC, says Falae

Osun rerun: SDP not involved in Omisore’s alliance with APC, says Falae

Olu Falae, national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he was not consulted before Iyiola Omisore entered into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun state governorship rerun election.Omisore, candidate of the SDP who came third in the inconclusive election, had turned down the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pitch his tent with the [...]

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    How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

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    El-Rufai, Lai arrive Osun ahead of governorship poll

El-Rufai, Lai arrive Osun ahead of governorship poll

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Lai Mohammed, minister for information, are currently in Osogbo, capital of Osun state.They arrived the state around 1pm and headed to the Okefia government house, Osogbo, where they were received by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state.The two governors with Mohammed later observed the Friday Jumat prayer at the mosque inside the government house.There are reports [...]

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    Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the election.He said this in a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday.The former deputy governor also alleged that the state government had compromised [...]

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    PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party have described President Muhammadu Buhari as the common enemy of Nigeria.During a courtesy visit to Kola Ologbodiyan, spokesman of the PDP, Goldba Tolofari, SDP publicity secretary, said both parties would work together to unseat Buhari in 2019.Ologbondiyan said, “We have a common enemy; Buhari is the enemy of Nigeria. He’s a common [...]

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    Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa have arrested Abel Behora, a Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial aspirant, for allegedly making an inciting statement.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the command, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Monday in Yola, the state capital.The police spokesman said Behora committed the act in a political programme aired on a private radio station in Yola.Abubakar said Behora would [...]

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