• You will go to jail, PDP attacks Sheriff as party’s crisis deepens

    You will go to jail, PDP attacks Sheriff as party’s crisis deepens

    The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday insisted that self-acclaimed National Chairman of the party, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff is not the leader of the party, stressing that Sheriff risk jail terms if he continues to lay claim to his former position.

    In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the Makarfi’s faction warned Sheriff against posing as the party chairman.

    The statement reads, “We wish to state categorically that in consonance with Judgment […]

  • Edo governorship election: Recognise my candidate not Makarfi’s – Sheriff to INEC

    Edo governorship election: Recognise my candidate not Makarfi’s – Sheriff to INEC

    Embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Friday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognise his candidate, Mr. Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen, as the party’s flag bearer in the upcoming September 10, Edo State governorship election.

    In a letter submitted at the INEC’s office in Abuja, the former Borno State governor declared Iduoriyekwemwen as the “authentic” candidate of the party and not the candidate of the Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim not PDP’s candidate for Ondo guber – Makarfi’s faction insists

    Jimoh Ibrahim not PDP’s candidate for Ondo guber – Makarfi’s faction insists

    The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has disowned Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming Ondo gubernatorial election, stressing that Ibrahim who is of the Ali Modu Sheriff’s group, illegally emerged as the candidate of the PDP.

    The Makarfi faction equally declared that the PDP had no other candidate apart from a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, who emerged the candidate of the party last week during […]

  • INEC recognises Ahmed Makarfi as authentic PDP chairman

    INEC recognises Ahmed Makarfi as authentic PDP chairman

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised Ahmed Makarfi as acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Nick Dazang, INEC’s deputy director, voter education and publicity, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. He said INEC ratified the administrative approval granted Makarfi based on the judgment of the federal high court, Port Harcourt.

    Dazang said the ratification was in line with INEC’s decision extract, issued on July 14, 2016 and signed by Ishiaku Gali, director, commission’s secretariat.

    He […]

  • These photos of Elrufai and former Kaduna State Governor Makarfi goes to show that no one knows tomorrow!

    These photos of Elrufai and former Kaduna State Governor Makarfi goes to show that no one knows tomorrow!

    The upper photo shows Ahmed Makarfi, then the governor of Kaduna State (May 29, 1999 to 29 May 2007) being greeted by Mallam Nasir Elrufai.

    The lower photo taken yesterday after Eid prayer, shows Makarfi greeting the current Governor of Kaduna State,

  • PDP is only on Sabbatical leave, we will unseat APC come 2019 – Makarfi, New Party Chairman

    PDP is only on Sabbatical leave, we will unseat APC come 2019 – Makarfi, New Party Chairman

    Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Caretaker Committee and a former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the party is only on sabbatical leave, assuring that it will bounce back in 2019 to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

    Also speaking, the Chairman, reconciliation committee of the PDP, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State expressed optimism that the PDP would come out of the present crisis stronger than the APC.

    Addressing some of the PDP […]