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I’ll be first female gov in the North –Akwashiki

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Nasarawa state governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of Information and Communication, Professor Patricia Akwashiki, has declared that she “will bring the jinx to become the first female governor in Northern Nigeria.” Akwashiki, who made the declaration on Friday when she submitted her forms at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, promised to utilise the Read More

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PDP BOT condemns call for Saraki’s resignation

August 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sarkin Fulani of Nasarawa state and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Walid Jubrin, yesterday condemned the call by the National Coordinator, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Benue state, Alhaji Garus Gololo, asking President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki to resign his position immediately or be forced out. Speaking with newsmen n Abuja, Jibrin Read More

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Atiku deplores persecution of NASS leadership

July 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has deplored the siege on the homes of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, early yesterday morning. Describing the development as troubling and unsettling, Atiku said no democratic nation treats the leadership of its parliament like common criminals over some political disagreement. In a statement issued by his Read More

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Adeleke emerges PDP flag-bearer for Osun gov’ship

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The senator representing Osun West, Ademola Adeleke, has been elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the September 22 governorship election in the state. The result of the primary, which was announced late Saturday night, saw  Adeleke scoring 1, 569 to beat his closest rival, Akin Ogunbiyi, by only seven votes. Ogunbiyi polled 1, 562 votes; Fatai Akinbade, 52; Read More

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Ekiti: PDP rejects INEC’s result

July 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

– describes process as daylight roberry Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the Saturday gubernatorial election in Ekiti where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. John Kayode Fayemi as winner. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a press briefing at the party National Headquarters in Abuja, discribed the Read More

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Fayemi returns to Ekiti Government House, declared winner of the poll

July 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Four years after he was massively rigged out of office by the Goodluck Jonathan-era Peoples Democratic Party, Dr John Kayode Fayemi will return to the Ekiti State Government House in October, to continue his job, where he left off. The former minister of mines and steel, was declared winner of the hotly contested July 14 election by the Independent National Read More

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Obasanjo recants, surfaces at PDP rally

July 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

About three and half years after publicly destroying his membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday stunned thousands of party members and supporters when he stormed the rally of a governorship aspirant on the PDP’s platform in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The former president, who, on many occasions, had disparaged the PDP, briskly stormed a rally Read More

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Saraki has never won overwhelmingly in Kwara – Suleiman

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Professor Abubakar Olarenwaju Suleiman is a former Minister of National Planning and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, he speaks about his governorship ambition in Kwara state and the PDP chances in the 2019 general elections, among other national issues. Why seeking to be governor? The political class in my Read More

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How Dogara shot himself in the foot, by Clement Joseph

June 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

May be a retrospect would do here; it all started in the run off to the 2015 general elections when the mad rush for political offices were ever soaring and high reaching. In Bauchi state, Hon. Yakubu Dogara found it extremely difficult to find a level playing ground in his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and he immediately secured soft landing Read More

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Atiku, Turaki slam FG over Plateau killings

June 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Two frontline presidential aspirants on the Peoples Democratic Party platform, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and a former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki,SAN, have berated the federal government over the mass killing of some Plateau residents. They faulted the security approach adopted by the All Progressives Congress -led government in the management of the crisis. They spoke in Read More

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IPOB: SSS releases Abaribe

June 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, arrested in connection with the disappearance of the leader of the outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IBOB), Nnamdi Kanu last week by the State Security Service, has been released. The senator, who was one of the sureties for the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had appeared in court yesterday but was denied bail by the court, despite request Read More

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PDP: We didn’t demand N12m from presidential aspirants

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its guideline for 2019 presidential primary election was not yet ready. The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu yesterday in Abuja. Akobundu said that the clarification became necessary following a publication by a national daily titled “PDP lists guidelines for presidential aspirants, demands N12m Read More

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Mass defection looms in APC, PDP raises 7-man c’ttee

April 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

There are indications that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a seven- man panel to negotiate terms and conditions with several leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who have made up their minds to leave the party. Blueprint gathered that the defection plans became necessary for two camps of the ruling party having lost Read More