Melaye, on his official twitter handle @dino-melaye, stated that APC would be defeated in Kogi State, adding that only ‘foolish and stupid’ and people with degree in stupidity would leave PDP for APC. He wrote: ‘Foolish and stupid’, people with degree in stupidity will leave PDP for APC. APC will be defeated in Kogi State.” After recent setbacks in his political career in the PDP, it had been rumoured that the senator planned to decamp. The Kogi State election tribunal in Lokoja, had recently sacked Melaye as senator and ordered a fresh election. Dino had also lost out of the PDP governorship primary held on September 3. He came fourth with 70 votes, while Musa Wada was declared winner with 748 votes. Dino appealed against the result to the PDP Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship Ap
A former minister for women affairs, Jumai Alhassan popularly known as “Mama Taraba” has dumped the United Democratic Party, UDP for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Alhassan, at a meeting in her Jalingo Residence, explained that her defection to the PDP was based on an opinion poll carried out at a stakeholders’ meeting. She revealed that she had no other option than to follow the decision of the majority members of the party. It will be recalled that Alhassan contested for governorship on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections and lost.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call, yesterday, at a press briefing in Abuja. Ologbondiyan faulted the minister’s speech as an appeal to sentiments, sensing that President Buhari has allegedly failed to defend himself before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. He said if Buhari is indeed seeking pardon from Nigerians, he should toe the path of honour and vacate the his office. “The PDP has reviewed the video of the media interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and surmised that President Buhari should save the judiciary and the nation further troubles by immediately throwing in the towel and vacating the presidential seat following the official admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a WAE
The member representing Ekeremor/ Sagbama federal constituency and governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Fred Agbedi has raised alarm over the intimidation of delegates for the Bayelsa PDP governorship primary election. Agbedi who stated this in a press statement signed by the publicity secretary of the Fredrick Agbedi Onward Restoration and Transformation Campaign Organisation, Mr Miriki Ebikibina, also said contrary to agreements reached between the 21 governorship aspirants and the leadership of the state, access to the delegates was being denied other aspirants by those hell-bent in intimidating the delegates to do their bidding. The campaign organisation which said on-going developments surrounding the Bayelsa governorship primary election
Tension has gripped the oil-rich Bayelsa State following the governorship primaries of the ruling party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Tuesday in Yenagoa, the state capital. It was observed that 21 aspirants in the race for the party’s ticket were engaged in high-wire politicking and supremacy battle to emerge as the candidate of the party. The aspirants belong to two groups comprising the Restoration Caucus of the PDP, which is the political family of the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, and other non-restoration contestants. Ahead of the stormy contest, stakeholders of the Restoration Caucus, which boasts of over 80 per cent of the party delegates, have thrown their weight behind one of the aspirants from the caucus and Senator repre