• PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]

  • PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    According to reports, the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the PDP says it is ready to reconcile with the Ahmed Markafi-led faction.

    Prof. Wale Oladipo, National Secretary of the Sheriff faction of the party, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

    Oladipo said some eminent Nigerians, some of whom were apolitical, had been meeting with the feuding parties with a view to resolving the lingering crisis.

    He said both Sheriff and Markafi attended a peace meeting initiated by these Nigerians, […]

  • PDP crisis: Justice Abang adjourns suit indefinitely

    PDP crisis: Justice Abang adjourns suit indefinitely

    Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday adjourned indefinitely the suit on the leadership tussle rocking the PeoplesDemocratic Party, PDP.

    Justice Abang’s decision was to enable the Court of Appeal hear and enter its verdict in an appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction of the PDP, challenging Justice Abang’s ruling querying the legality of his leadership.

    It would be recalled that the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, had approached the high court […]

  • PDP Crisis: Modu Sheriff gives new conditions for peace

    PDP Crisis: Modu Sheriff gives new conditions for peace

    Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Modu Sheriff, finally bowed to pressure over the weekend as he said he was open to reconciliation with the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the party.

    Sheriff, however, said that he would only accept resolutions that were in conformity with the constitution of the party.

    “I am open to reconciliation. But whatever we are going to do must be grounded in the constitution of the party,” he disclosed in an interview.

    Sheriff insisted […]

  • PDP crisis: Sheriff insists on Makarfi, Jibrin’s sack

    PDP crisis: Sheriff insists on Makarfi, Jibrin’s sack

    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democraticv Party (PDP) has insisted on the sack of  National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Chairman of the the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Walid Jibrin.

    Besides, the faction rolled out new terms before a nationbal convention can  be convened in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    In a move perceived as pacifying Sheriff’s group,  the BoT, at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Monday  evening, directed Makarfi to set up […]

  • PDP crisis: Fayose, Wike blinded by greed – George

    PDP crisis: Fayose, Wike blinded by greed – George

    The Political Adviser to Chief Bode George, Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, has described Governors Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike of Ekiti and Rivers states respectively as enemies of the Peoples Democratic Party blinded by greed.

    A statement by Shodipe-Dosunmu, on Tuesday, also described the Lagos State governorship candidate of the PDP in the last general election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, as an unsuccessful pharmacist.

    George, a former National Deputy Chairman of the PDP, is eyeing the national chairmanship of the opposition party alongside Agbaje but […]

  • Wike to Police on PDP crisis: You are partisan

    Wike to Police on PDP crisis: You are partisan

    The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has accused the Nigeria Police of being partisan in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.

    Wike made the allegation in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, at the opening of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.

    He said it was obvious that the police had become partisan when it decided to execute an interim injunction on the holding of the PDP National Convention when there was another court order directing it […]

  • APC behind PDP crisis — Agbaje

    APC behind PDP crisis — Agbaje

    The Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, has condemned the alleged attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress to suppress the opposition.

    Mr. Agbaje said the situation was a far cry from what was obtainable under the PDP-led governments since the country returned to democracy in 1999.

    “It is obvious that today, the ruling party is not very interested in democracy and you can see the hands in ensuring that opposition is not […]

  • PDP crisis: Makarfi faults Sheriff’s position on convention

    PDP crisis: Makarfi faults Sheriff’s position on convention

    The chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has faulted the position of the party’s ousted national chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff on the party’s proposed national convention.

    Sheriff had on Wednesday, written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking to stop the convention, billed to hold in Port Harcourt on August 17.

    Sheriff had cited restraining a court order stating that the Makarfi committee cannot take actions on behalf of the PDP and […]

  • PDP Crisis: No plans for national convention now – Sheriff

    PDP Crisis: No plans for national convention now – Sheriff

    Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that his group has no immediate plans to organise the national convention for the party.

    Rather, he said he would embark on reconciliation of all organs of the party, from the national caucus to the National Executive Committee.

    He agreed that the Thursday’s court ruling did not give express order to stop the national convention of the party being organised by the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee.

    He maintained […]