• PDP Convention: Politicians have hijacked the courts – Lawyer

    PDP Convention: Politicians have hijacked the courts – Lawyer

    A legal practitioner, Mr Emmanuel Sawyerr, on Wednesday in Abuja said the conflicting judgment that marred Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers, was a sign of political interference.

    Sawyer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the conflicting judgments by two Federal High Courts showed that the judiciary was under attack by political elements who wanted power by all means.

    He said that it was high time Nigerians arose to defend the judicial system, stressing that if it […]

  • Conflicting judgements on PDP convention a disgrace – Agbakoba

    Conflicting judgements on PDP convention a disgrace – Agbakoba

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Olisa Agbakoba, has described the conflicting judgements given by the courts on the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a disgrace to the judiciary.

    Two Federal High Courts – one in Abuja and the other in Port Harcourt – stuck to their conflicting rulings on the convention.

    Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Port Harcourt court gave the greenlight for the convention, but his Abuja counterpart, Justice Okon Abang stopped the convention.

    The judges […]

  • PDP Convention: Sheriff is a monster, the worst is yet to come – Fani-Kayode

    PDP Convention: Sheriff is a monster, the worst is yet to come – Fani-Kayode

    Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, FFK, has reacted to the disruption of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, convention that led to the suspension of election into national offices of the party.

    FFK said he foresaw the incident and warned against it but no one cared to listen to him.

    It was gathered that the PDP on Wednesday suspended the election into its national executive council.

    The party took the decisions at an emergency National Executive Committee meeting in Port Harcourt, […]

  • No Going Back On PDP Convention – Makarfi

    No Going Back On PDP Convention – Makarfi

    The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee has declared that there is no plan to postpone the party’s national convention scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the Convention Planning Committee, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, in a statement issued in Abuja, denied the misconception that the convention had once again been postponed, advising members to disregard any such rumour.

    He further invited all stakeholders of the party to turn up en […]

  • PDP convention should be suspended – Sheriff

    PDP convention should be suspended – Sheriff

    The Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has insisted that the party’s national convention slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt be put on hold.

    Sheriff also insisted that the venue of the proposed convention be shifted from Port Harcourt to Abuja at a yet to be agreed date.

    The ex Borno state governor has insisted on these demands since the date of the convention was announced.

    He tabled the demand at Tuesday night’s meeting with […]

  • You can’t stop PDP Convention – Dokpesi tells Sheriff, Metuh, others

    You can’t stop PDP Convention – Dokpesi tells Sheriff, Metuh, others

    A chieftain of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Chairmanship Aspirant of the party in the August 17 National Convention, Chief Raymond Dokpesi Thursday boasted that neither the former National Chairman of the party Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the National Publicity Secretary of the party nor any other member of the Sheriff faction can stop the forthcoming Port Harcourt National Convention of the party.

    Sheriff, Wale Oladapo (National Secretary), Dennis Alonge-Niyi (Deputy National Youth Leader), Alhaji Bashir Maidugu (Deputy […]

  • l won’t vie for any position at PDP convention, says Metuh

    l won’t vie for any position at PDP convention, says Metuh

    National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said he will not be vying for any position in the party at its national convention slated for May 21 in Port Harcourt.

    Metuh, who is currently undergoing trial for alleged corruption, said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

    He was initially said to be eyeing the office of the national organising secretary of the party, which has been zoned to the South-East, a zone where he […]