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‘Why PDP wants Supreme Court to review Buhari, 4 govs’ victories, 9 months after’

February 25, 2020 Editor 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to seek review of the Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2019 Presidential Election which validated the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. Supreme Court had in October dismissed the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Read More

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Funding, election expenses: APC, PDP, others yet to submit report to INEC -Yakubu

July 2, 2019 Editor 0

As a continuation of ongoing review of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Monday  told political parties to comply with extant sections of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and submit election expenses to the commission. The commission said  three months after the elections, none of the parties complied with  section 93(4) of the Electoral Act Read More

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NASS Leadership: PDP makes u-turn, backs Ndume, Bago

June 11, 2019 Editor 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders resolved to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago for Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives respectively, ahead of National Assembly inauguration on Tuesday. The final resolution on Senator Ndume and Hon. Bago was reached at the end of Read More

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Happening Now: PDP govs, NWC meeting ahead 9th NASS inauguration

June 10, 2019 Editor 0

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and party National Working Committee (NWC) are in last meeting crucial to take their final stand on the election of leadership of the 9th National Assembly, scheduled for Tuesday, 11th 2019. The party leadership and governors met last week Thursday, but Blueprint gathered that their plan was botched by Read More

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APC to Oyegun, Lawal Shuiabu, others: Leave us alone, join PDP

June 5, 2019 Editor 0

The feud within the rank of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) may have deepened with the party asking some ‘aggrieved’ members within its fold to feel free to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party was formally reacting to issues raised by its Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, particularly as it relates to the party’s Read More

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Eid el- Fitri: Pray for the survival of Nigeria, Secondus urges Muslims

June 4, 2019 Editor 0

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to use the period of Eid el Fitri to reflect on the situations in the country and pray fervently for its survival. Secondus in a Sallah message to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting period by the Muslim faithful said the situation in Read More

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Breaking: INEC concurs with Supreme Court, declares PDP’s Matawalle, others winners of Zamfara elections

May 25, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a while ago declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election, a day after Supreme Court pronounced all All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates disqualified.  INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu who announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday said opposition party won in all elective positions in the Read More

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FG’s weighty allegations against PDP

May 22, 2019 Blueprint 0

Last week’s allegation by the federal government that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were planning to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari administration through a military coup is quite weighty thereby requiring thorough interrogation and investigation. The allegation, which is tantamount to a treasonable felony attracting capital punishment if found to be true, must not Read More

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May 29 Presidential inauguration: FG extends invitation to PDP, others; declares Nigeria safe, secure

May 21, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of May 29, the federal government has said adequate security and safety of all Nigerians as well as world leaders invited for the presidential inauguration have been put in place. Government also said invitation would be sent to members of the opposition ready to attend the event. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said this Monday during a world Read More

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Protest greets presidential tribunal’s sitting: Atiku, PDP want me out, says Bulkachuwa

May 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Wednesday formally kicked off on a protest note with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar asking the chairman of the panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to disqualify herself from the tribunal over  possible bias. Bulkachuwa, president Court of Appeal, chairs the five-man presidential election petition tribunal hearing the complaints arising from the Read More

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Adeleke: Court reserves judgment in PDP appeal

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja Tuesday reserved judgment in the nullification of Senator Ademola Adeleke’s candidacy to contest the Osun state September 2018 governorship election on account of forged credentials. Adeleke, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was returned winner by the Osun state Election Petition Tribunal after Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of  Read More

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As 2019 electoral contests shift to courts…

April 30, 2019 Blueprint 0

Following the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the contest to occupy elective political offices in the country has shifted from the ballot stage to the courts, in cases of electoral disputes. The resort to the courts to challenge results of elections are within the ambit of democratic tenets and the rule Read More

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Akpabio: No regrets exiting PDP

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

Former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, has said he has no regrets leaving the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) just as he denied allegations that he is considering decamping back to the main opposition party. A press release signed by his Special Assistant on media, Anietie Ekong and made available to Blueprint, Senator Akpabio Read More

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PDP to Keyamo: Tell Buhari to present his WAEC certificate at tribunal

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has charged President Muhammadu Buhari campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, to urge his principal to tender his West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) to the presidential election petition tribunal “and not to insult the sensibility of Nigerians with diversionary tactics.” Keyamo had on Monday through his Twitter handle @fkeyamo said: “one does not need a WAEC certificate Read More

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Rivers: PDP wins all constituencies after supplementary election, secures 31 seats, SDP gets 1 in state assembly

April 14, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared election results in all the four constituencies where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted  House of Assembly supplementary polls in Rivers State on Saturday. INEC declared on Sunday that PDP’s candidates won all the elections and were returned elected. The elections were conducted in Abua/Odual, Ahoada West, Gokana and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Read More

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Posters, U.S. lobby group: Enough is enough, FG tells Atiku

April 11, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s  presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, should desist from fomenting any crisis in the country over his failed presidential bid. While warning that “enough is enough,” the government said any attempt by the former vice president to resort to self-help either through the Venezuela model or any other would be met with dire Read More

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PDP’s 2019 loss, prelude to 2023?

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

Amidst the turbulence the party found itself ahead of the 2019 polls, the Peoples Democratic Party is believed to have made some inroad during the polls. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and BODE OLAGOKE look at the gains and losses recorded by the party, and ask whether it could match the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2023 polls. Before 2015 electoral loss Read More

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Rivers: PDP, Obi, Atiku congratulate Wike

April 4, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory at the Rivers governorship election as victory for the people of the state and the triumph of good over evil. PDP in statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said: “Governor Wike’s record 700,000 votes margin of victory over the disgraced combined anti-people forces of the All Read More

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Breaking: PDP’s Wike defeats AAC’s Awara, re-elected Rivers governor

April 3, 2019 Editor 0

After series of political drama amidst insecurity reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a while ago declared incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Rivers state governorship election. The returning officer for the election, Teddy Adias, who made the declaration at the head office of INEC in the state, said Wike polled 886,264 votes Read More

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#Live: Rivers election collation update: PDP clinches 17, out of 19 LGAs declared so far

April 3, 2019 Editor 0

Governorship and State Assembly election results of 19 out of 23 local government areas have been declared in Rivers State. Out of the declared 19 areas, Governor Nyesom Wike’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 17 at resumed collation exercise in Portharcourt, Rivers state capital. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had adjounred proceedings on Tuesday, but reconvened on Wednesday Read More

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Obasanjo’s admonition to PDP

April 3, 2019 Blueprint 0

In an apparent endorsement of the result of the February 23, 2019 presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites, who lack commitment” to return the opposition party to its lost glory. The 2019 presidential election was won by incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Read More

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Breaking: INEC adjourns resumed collation of election results in Rivers, PDP widens lead

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjourned collation of governorship and House of Assembly elections in River state till Wednesday. So far, here are some of the declared results; PHALGA LGA 20 Wards,Registered Voters – 485,238 Accredited Voters – 57,183, AAC – 11,866 PDP – 40,197 Total Valid Votes – 55,523 Rejected Votes – 1,620 Total Vote Cast – 57,143 Read More

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Ahead 2023 polls: Do away with bad eggs, hypocrites, OBJ tells PDP

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites, who lack commitment” to return the opposition party to its lost glory. He said the purging exercise would put the party on a higher pedestal to scout for those “critical mass of committed people who would be ready to stand with Read More

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90 Reps endorse Gbajabiamila for speaker

April 1, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, one of the contenders for the office of the speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, from the South-west, has secured support of no fewer than 90 House of Representatives members-elect, even as he declared his ambition officially. Blueprint exclusively gathered that most of the members-elect rooting for him are first-timers. Gbajabiamila, believed to be Read More

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Adamawa governor-elect gets INEC’s certificate of return, less than 24 hours after supplementary poll

March 29, 2019 Editor 0

The governor-elect of Adamawa State, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri, has immediately been issued certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) less than 24 hours after his election victory. After the event on Friday at the INEC office in Yola, Fintiri commended INEC for conducting what he described as a peaceful, credible and fair election in the state. He Read More