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PDP chair: North and micro-zoning to South-west

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE in this article juxtaposes the opposing views of northern groups which favour or disfavour micro-zoning of the PDP national chairmanship to the South-west. Three days to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) national convention, the irritating din of micro zoning is yet to abate, rather, like a Sword of Damocles, it continues to hang around the neck of the Read More

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PDP chair: Screening c’ttee okays 9 aspirants

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Nine aspirants vying for chairmanship position have been cleared by the Screening Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national elective convention holding today in Abuja. Addressing journalists on Friday at the party’s national secretariat, Chairman of the screening committee, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lauded the conduct of the chairmanship hopeful, stating that with their clearance, the party was hopeful Read More

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PDP and the burden of expectations

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

This weekend, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will undertake its national convention to elect new executives. Instructively, if the PDP pulls this through, it is going to be its first elective convention since its ouster from Aso Rock, the seat of our federal power. As the convention day draws near, not few Nigerians are anxious to witness the unravelling of Read More

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PDP Chair: Bode George withdraws from race

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Chairmanship aspirant from Lagos state, Chief Bode George, has withdrawn from the contest. George’s cited the inability of the party to micro zone the office to the Southwest and “heavy monetisation of the contest” as his reasons for his withdrawal. George, who took the decision last night, also said he withdrew on grounds of principle while noting that all Read More

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No special concession to Atiku-  Makarfi

December 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

***As PDP inaugurates convention committee Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ahmed Makarfi, has said the party didn’t give any concessions to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, upon his return to PDP. The PDP chairman who stated this on Monday in Abuja during the inauguration of national convention committee of the party which Read More

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PDP Convention: Stop dropping names of our leaders, Secondus warns aspirants

November 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

The former Acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a front runner in the National Chairmanship position, Prince Uche Secondus has called on his colleagues in the race to leave the party leaders alone and stop dropping their names. Secondus said in a statement by his Director, Media and Publicity, Ike Abonyi that his colleagues should respect leaders Read More

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PDP Convention: Dokpesi waves olive branch to contestants

November 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Against the backdrop of infighting and ongoing hate speeches among the aspirants vying for positions in the December 9 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Campaign Organization has sued for peace and unity among party faithful. A statement by the Director General, Engr Mohammed Baba Kachalla, called on the contestants and their followers “to eschew Read More

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PDP convention: l won’t be distracted by cheap allegations – Makarfi

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja The People Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, says he would be distracted by unnecessary allegation against the committee and himself ahead of the elective congress. The former Kaduna State governor and member of the 7th senate refuted insinuations by some aspirants to positions at the December 9 national convention he Read More

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PDP Convention: PDA wants all positions contested for

November 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai kaduna The Kaduna State People’s Democratic Advocate, (PDA), a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the National Caretaker Committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other leaders of the party to ensure that all positions should be contested for at the forthcoming national convention. The group said it has aligned itself with Read More

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PDP chairmanship: Meeting to choose consensus candidate deadlocked

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Emeka Nze Abuja The meeting on Tuesday by aspirants to chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to choose a consensus candidate among them in the December 9 National Convention was again deadlocked. This was the second meeting of the aspirants after they were unveiled on October 24 at the party national secretariat. Only four aspirants; Raymond Read More

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PDP Chairmanship: Aspirants’ meeting for  consensus candidate deadlocked

November 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

The meeting on Tuesday by ‎aspirants to chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to choose a consensus candidate among them in the December 9 National Convention was again deadlocked. This was the second meeting of the aspirants after they were unveiled on October 24 at the PDP National Secretariat.. Only four aspirants – Raymond Dokpesi, Gbenga Daniel, Jimi Agbaje and Toaheed Adedoja, Read More

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PDP convention: We must avoid impunity – Mark

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Ahead of the December 9, 2017, elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President of the Senate, David Mark, has warned against impunity and imposition of candidates. Mark implored party faithful to reflect on the issues that led to the fall of the PDP in 2015 and do well to avoid the pitfalls at Read More

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Again, APC fails to hold national convention 3 years after 

October 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Contrary to expectations of its members and the position of the party’s constitution, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its national convention to the first quarter of 2018. Though, the party will still go ahead with the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting slated 31st of October this year. Recall that the lifespan of the current APC National Working Committee (NWC) Read More

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PDP NEC meets tomorrow

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting will hold on tomorrow. Blueprint gathered that matters expected to top the agenda of the meeting included the ratification of the December 9 date for the elective convention of the party as well as arrangements for the forthcoming convention. According Read More

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2019 Presidency: Turaki may declare in Nov – TNG

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Transform Nigeria Group (TNG), said all is now set for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) North Central Zone convention where they hope to persuade the former Minister of Special Duties, Barrister Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, to declare his intention to run for the 2019 presidential primaries. This was part of resolution of the group’s zonal meeting Read More

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PDP convention: South-west urges Makarfi to obey rule of law

October 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Saminu Ibrahim   Abuja   Ahead of the December National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Senator Ahmed Makarfi -led National Caretaker Committee (NCC) has been urged to obey the rule of law and avoid acts capable of affecting the convention The call, according to the Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led Southwest Zonal Executive Committee of the party, followed Read More

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I will make PDP great again, University don declares for Publicity Secretary

October 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will attain major height in political accomplishment with a vibrant image maker as its National Publicity Secretary. Prof Sulaiman said this in his mission statement Wednesday while canvassing for support of party faithful as he contests for the position in the forth coming Read More