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January 15, 2019 2:51 PM Defection: Former Kwara deputy speaker, others join APC, burn PDP membership cards

Former deputy speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Mohammed Suka-Baba, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. He defected alongside some members of PDP in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara state. Giving reasons for his defection, Suka-baba told journalists that it was borne out of promptings 458

January 15, 2019 10:39 AM Kano: Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, Yusuf dares Ganduje to probe his predecessor for corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano State, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, has challenged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to go ahead with his planned probe of ex-governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso. Yusuf, who was the Commissioner of Works during Kwankwaso’s tenure as governor, spoke yesterday during a radio programme in Kano. However, the PDP gubernatorial 465

January 15, 2019 8:09 AM Abia 2019: Oshiomhole attacks APC chieftain, Ikechi Emenike over romance with Gov. Ikpeazu

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has taken a swipe at a chieftain of the party in Abia, Chief Ikechi Emenike, over his alleged romance with the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration. Oshiomhole claimed that Emenike was being sponsored by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the PDP to cause confusion 448

January 14, 2019 3:38 PM BREAKING: PDP appoints Ekweremadu, others as Technical Advisers to Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, appointed the deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu as Technical Adviser to its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondinya, the party also named the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Mallam Sule Lamido 95

January 14, 2019 7:47 AM Defection: Over 1000 PDP members dump party in Ogun

No fewer than 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Odeda Local Government area of Ogun State have defected to the Allied Peoples Movement, APM. The defectors were received by the party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade. He was on his ward-to-ward campaign tour of the 236 wards in the state. A leader of the decampees 106

January 12, 2019 3:59 PM PDP vs APC: Gov. Ortom blows hot ahead of 2019 elections

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured residents of the state that there would be no room for rigging and manipulation of votes in the forthcoming elections. NAN reports that Ortom gave the assurance on Saturday in Vandeikya Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. He dispelled fears that the election would be rigged, noting that the people would 101

January 12, 2019 7:51 AM 2019: PDP speaks on Ekweremadu, South-East Governors allegedly working for Buhari’s re-election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied the statement attributed to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), that the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and South-East Governors were working for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. A statement by the party after its meeting with party leaders in the zone, accused the All Progressives Congress 104

January 10, 2019 5:36 PM APC vs PDP: Dickson, Sylva in heated exchange

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his predecessor, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have resumed their verbal war. His spokesman, Fidelis Soriwei said that the governor was too involved and indeed occupied with the execution of the mandate the Bayelsa people gave to him, to be distracted 97

January 10, 2019 5:28 PM Atiku reacts to death of Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Ahwaz

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I, the Emir of Lafia and Chairman Nasarawa State traditional council of chiefs is dead. Alhaji Sule Abubakar, the “Ajiyan-Lafia” confirmed the death of the first class emir to newsmen on Thursday in Lafia 98

January 10, 2019 10:54 AM Abia 2019: Alex Otti reacts to charter of equity, blasts Gov. Ikpeazu, PDP over alleged monumental failure

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA), Dr. Alex OttI, has said he has been vindicated by Okezie Ikpeazu and the PDP following their campaign that Ikpeazu should be returned as governor on the basis of equity, even when they know he(Governor) has failed to perform. Otti maintained that he knew that the governor and PDP would 127