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Breaking – Nigeria Decides: Sanwo-Olu votes, loses unit to PDP

February 23, 2019 Editor 0

Report emanating from Lagos revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party has just defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll. The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Read More

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nPDP’s threat to APC and matters arising By Adebisi Yusuf

May 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Perusing the unfounded claims of maltreatment by the former leaders of new PDP in the APC as contained in their letter to the APC National Chairman, brought to fore one of the Africa’s philosophical standpoint, which is the understanding of the implications of romancing the devil for the purpose of achieving desired accomplishments. The salient campaign strategies by the two Read More

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PDP asks EFCC to probe 2016 audited report of Osun 

May 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the 2016 audited report of the state government. The party attributed inability of Governor Rauf Aregbesola to pay workers salary to the “wasteful spending” of the Governor as evidenced in the said audited report. The State Chairman of PDP, Read More

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2019: PDP’ll revamp economy, restore peace – Ologbondiyan

April 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured that it would revamp the economy, restore democratic tenets and the rule of law in the country, if it was returned to power in 2019. Its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this while receiving a delegation of PDP officials from Kogi state at the weekend, said “the only way to end the Read More

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2019: Can PDP reclaim the presidency?

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

With barely 10 months to the 2019 elections, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the leading opposition party, which lost power at the centre in 2015, seems in disarray as a result of its post national convention crisis. Consequently, some of its leading lights defected to other parties. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY AND KEHINDE OSASONA look at the party’s preparadness or Read More

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2019: Lawmaker pleads with PDP for Atiku

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, (PDP Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I), has pleaded with the party hierarchy to give former Vice-President, Atiku Abukakar, a chance to run for the 2019 Presidential election. The member in a swift reaction to Atiku Abubakar’s formal declaration of his intention in Port Harcourt when Read More

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Amidst protests, Lagos slashed land use charge

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Last week, Lagos state government bowed to the sovereign power of the people, and reversed itself, having slashed by 50 %, the Land Use Charge in the state, from the outrageous 400 % increase it had announced earlier. TOPE MUSOWO reviews the issues, protests and wonders if there will be eventual relief for Lagosians Power of the people Last week Read More

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S/west strategic to PDP’s victory – Ologbondiyan

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Southwest geo-political zone as one of the most strategic zones to its “inevitable victory” at the 2019 general election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this when the leaders of the Federation of SouthWest Professionals in Politics paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, explained that “the southwest remains Read More

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How NRM’ ll teach PDP, APC lessons in 2019 – Dansadau

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator Saidu Dansadau, the national Chairman of the Nigerian Rescue Movement, one of the newly registered parties, tells PATRICK ANDREW that the solutions to Nigeria’s political problems neither lie in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s coalition nor in the PDP and APC administrations. Current political situation in Nigerian is very worrisome as represented by the letter written by former President Olusegun Read More

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2019 guber: PDP wants Ambode disqualified

January 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State wants the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, disqualified from the coming 2019 governorship election. The PDP frowned at the recent three million man march for Governor Ambode, insisting that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not lifted the ban on political campaigns in the country. The PDP frowned at the recent Read More

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Dead PDP can’t win Lagos in 2019 – APC

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.” The party’s Assistant Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Abiodun Salami, who stated this in Lagos dismissed claim made by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr. Taofik Gani, that the party would capture Read More

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We’ll win Lagos in 2019 – PDP

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Tuesday dared the All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting it would capture Lagos in the 2019 governorship elections. The PDP State Publicity Secretary, Taofeek Gani, made the claim in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, noting Lagosians have had enough of lack of vision from the ruling APC. “We will Read More

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Ekiti 2018: Accord Party, APDA form alliance against PDP

December 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos The Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) Ekiti state chapter and Accord Party have formed an alliance to wrestle power from the PDP in the July 14 governorship election. This was contained in release issued by Accord Party State Publicity Secretary, Deacon Joseph Lanre Anifowose, after the merger talk paid glowing tributes to the leaderships of the Read More

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New PDP leadership

December 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

  And so, Uche Secondus, despite the hue and cry about heavy monetisation of the process and alleged plan by governors under the influence of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to hijack the party leadership, still ended up being the national chair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). For a vast majority of PDP members, who crave a new Read More

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PDP’s fence mending after stormy convention

December 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

After its national convention last Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has started the process of reconciliation. Last Monday, ex President Goodluck Jonathan went to Professor Abubakar Olarenwaju Suleiman’s residence on a peace mission. Similarly, the New National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Governor Nyesom Wike, the power behind the throne, have reached out to Chief Olabode George, one of the Read More

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2019: PDP reconciliation team visits South-west

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would need the full support of its members in the South-west to effectively execute its plan to regain political power, chairman of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee and governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has said. The committee was in the South-west to discuss the issues Read More

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Lessons from PDP convention

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE writes on the lessons from the Eagles Square, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention. The PDP convention has come and gone but its reverberations will continue to occupy political discourse, at least, until Nigerians shift attention to other topical matters that are likely to arise. Adeyanju’s disqualification The fate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems Read More

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Lagos PDP elects new leaders

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos The Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Moshood Salvador as chairman of the faction of the party. Salvador and other executives of the chapter were elected at a closed-door congress held at the King Seliat Hotel, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. The list of the new executives was made available yesterday by the state Read More

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Lagos lawmaker faults PDP ward congresses

November 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to intervene in the just concluded ward congresses of the party in Lagos State. Making the plea on Sunday, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Oladipupo Olorunrinu, faulted the process being used to elect executive members of the party Read More

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Lagos PDP leaders mourn caretaker chair

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday described the death of the party’s Caretaker Chairman in Lagos state, Babatunde Solanke, as “shocking.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Solanke died on Saturday at the Lagos state Teaching Hospital after slumping in a hotel in Ikeja. The deceased had scheduled a meeting with some chieftains of the party Read More

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Will recognising Bode George’s faction end Lagos PDP crisis?

July 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

Analysing the peace moves by the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to reconcile the factions in the Lagos state chapter of the party, TOPE MUSOWO wonders if the PDP will be a cohesive body once again Instruction to BOT Following the lingering leadership crisis in the Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) largely Read More

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Now, best time to dislodge APC – Lagos PDP chair

July 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Hon. Segun Adewale, has said the council polls could have been the best time to dislodge All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Adewale said this while addressing newsmen after castinghis vote at Poling Unit 019 Ward A in Agbado Oke-Odo local council development area of Read More

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LG poll: Lagos PDP unending crisis

June 22, 2017 Blueprint 0

In this piece, TOPE MUSOWO revisits the seeming intractable PDP crisis, this time, being fueled by alleged plot to fuse the party with Labour Party in Lagos state, for the fast approaching local government polls When Otunba Segun Adewale, a factional Chairman of Lagos PDP recently extended an olive branch to his contemporary, Mr Moshood Salvador, for reconciliation ahead of Read More

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Lagos PDP: Reconciling a divided house

May 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Last week, a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter, begun reconciliatory moves to unite the party that has been in disarray since 2015, ahead of the LG poll in the state. TOPE MUSOWO reports A factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State Mr. Segun Adewale (Aeroland), last week, took steps to reconcile with Read More