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Okowa bans presidential campaigns during PDP National Convention

December 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Convention Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has read a riot act to presidential aspirants on the platform of the party and their supporters that campaigns will not be allowed at the Eagles Square venue on Saturday. Okowa made this remark on Monday at the party headquarters in Abuja while briefing the Read More

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PDP chairmanship not for sale – IBB

December 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Prelude to the forthcoming National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party stalwart and former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has deplored what he described as “heavy monetization of the process and ultimate “procurement” of the position of the Chairman by the highest bidder.” Babangida who made this known Sunday in a statement by his media aide, Read More

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PDP Convention: We won’t tamper with delegates’ list – Makarfi

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has assured that the committee would not allow the list of delegates to the December 9 national convention to be tampered with. Makarfi, who was speaking at the 2017 National Convention of the PDP National Professionals and Business Group yesterday in Abuja, Read More

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Forget 2019 if convention is not transparent, aspirants warn PDP

November 29, 2017 Blueprint 0

Few days to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for various positions within the party offices have warned that if the outcome of the gathering is not transparent, the party risks collapse. The aspirants who made this remark at the national secretariat of the PDP while submitting their forms on Wednesday, emphasized the need for Sen Read More

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PDP explains stand on micro-zoning, Anambra, Edo, Ondo elections

November 22, 2017 Blueprint 0

Following the controversy on micro zoning and allegation of doublespeak against the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by some chairmanship aspirants, the party has  reiterated that it only recognised zoning between North and South. This according to the party tallies with the position of the national convention and National Executive Committee (NEC). National Publicity Secretary, Prince Read More

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Crisis in PDP as Adeniran accuses Makarfi of supporting Secondus

November 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

**Adeniran on fire over lopsided Congress C’ttees composition ***Insists South West must produce chairman ***Threatens to back out of peace pact A contestant for the chairmanship position in the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) national convention, Professor Tunde Adeniran has threatened that anybody who undermines the effort of the South West at producing the next chairman will be doing so at Read More

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PDP Chairmanship: North Central leaders back Secondus

November 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

Barely 20 days to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang and leaders of North Central zone have expressed their support for the aspiration of the former Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Secondus is among the eight aspirants contending for the PDP chairmanship position. The leaders of the party in the zone had Read More

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Convention: PDP extends closing date for purchase, submission of nomination forms

November 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

Convention: PDP extends closing date for purchase, submission of nomination forms By Emeka Nze Abuja The National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that after its meeting yesterday, the 16th November 2017, it has extended the closing dates for the purchase of nomination forms for its elective offices from 19 to 29 November, 2017. According Read More

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APC blackmails PDP with half truths – Farouk Adejoh

November 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

An aspirant jostling for the office of the National Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Farouk Audu Adejoh has stated his resolve to overhaul the image of the party which he said has been smeared with falsehood and half truth by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Adejoh stated this Wednesday at the PDP National Headquarters shortly Read More

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PDP Convention:  Imposition of candidates will spark off fresh crisis- Dickson 

November 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to elect its national officers at the  December 9, 2017, Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has warned that imposition of candidates on the party will spark off fresh crisis. Governor Dickson in a press statement Thursday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, said the next convention was critical to Read More

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Gbenga Daniel accuses EFCC of persecution

November 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described his ongoing trial by the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC) as persecution and not prosecution. Daniel, a former governor of Ogun state spoke Wednesday at the PDP headquarters in Abuja when he came to pick his nomination form. While disclosing that his trial has Read More

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I’ll return PDP to path of victory- chairmanship aspirant, Adedoja vows

November 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

A former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has  picked his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to vie for the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 9 convention. Briefing newsmen shortly after obtaining the forms Tuesday, Adedoja pledged to return the PDP to the path of victory if elected chairman of Read More

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2019: Fayose’s presidential ambition is an aberration – Oyedokun

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

In this interview, one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Oyedokun, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government is an amalgam of refugees and expert liars and propagandists. He also declares that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s 2019 Presidential ambition is an aberration. ABUDLRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU brings Read More

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PDP chair: S/West prunes contestants to three

November 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

***Knocks out Ladoja, Daniel, Agbaje, others Against the backdrop of too many South West  aspirants in the race for the chairmanship of   Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’), the South West Board of Trustees (BOT) caucus has pruned down the number to three with a view to picking one of the trio as a consensus candidate for the office . This was contained Read More

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PDP: Taraba ex-commissioner joins race for Publicity Secretary

October 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

***Says NPS office should be reserved for  journalist Another aspirant to the office of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Emma Bello has underscored the need to elect a professional journalist as the National Publicity Secretary of the party in the December National Convention. Bello, who was a two time commissioner for  Information and Tourism Read More

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Ex-minister Sulaiman eyes PDP publicity scribe

October 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

<h4>By Emeka Nze Abuja</h4>   Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Suleiman, 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. Sulaiman said this in mission statement yesterday in which he canvassed for the support of party faithful for the position of Read More