• Lagos bye-election: APC crunches PDP

    Lagos bye-election: APC crunches PDP

    The All Progressives Congress candidate of Lagos state bye election  Akinwunmi Nurudeen Olaitan has been declared winner. He emerged as the winner by  defeating his opponents of the Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency in Lagos State. The returning officer of the election, Prof. Clement Aghatise, made the declaration at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area, minutes before midnight.

    Declaring the winner, Aghatise said, Olaitan polled 7,640 votes to defeat his closest rival, Babatope Akinyele, the candidate of Peoples […]

  • PDP senators stage walkout over defection of Ondo senator

    PDP senators stage walkout over defection of Ondo senator

    The defection of Senator Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South), who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), caused uproar in the Senate on Wednesday morning.

    Senate President Bukola Saraki, who announced the defection at plenary through a notification letter, said Omogunwa’s decision was in reflection of the recent developments in Ondo State.

    With the lawmaker’s change of party, all the three Senators from Ondo are now members of the APC.

    Meanwhile, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ondo election: Jonathan tells Jegede to concede defeat

    Ondo election: Jonathan tells Jegede to concede defeat

    Baring any last minute change of mind, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, may show the spirit of sportsmanship and extend a congratulatory hand to the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC.

    Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner of the keenly contested election after polling 244, 842 votes to beat his closest challenger, Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 150, […]

  • Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some members in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the Saturday’s Ondo State governorship poll.

    Fayose who insisted the election was rigged before it was conducted said, “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu because, in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim mocks PDP: “pay Fani-Kayode not to support you” If you want to win election

    Jimoh Ibrahim mocks PDP: “pay Fani-Kayode not to support you” If you want to win election

    As electorates in Ondo State wait for the final declaration of the winner of the 2016 governorship election in the state, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jimoh Ibrahim, and dethroned aspirant in the just concluded election has launched another attack on his fellow party man, Femi Fani Kayode.

    The duo has been in the social media war of word before the Saturday’s election which saw Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC coasting home to victory.

    Ibrahim, who was sacked by […]

  • Ondo Election: APC, PDP made good their threats to rig this election -AD

    Ondo Election: APC, PDP made good their threats to rig this election -AD

    Olusola Oke campaign Organization spokesperson, Mr Bisi Kolawole, has on behalf of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State alleged that both the All Peoples Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made good their threats to rig and win this election at all cost by embarking on a spate of intimidation, heavy monetization and outright manipulation of the ballot materials in the on-going election in the State.

    Kolawole in a statement disclosed that it was unfortunate that the APC, […]

  • PDP suspends six chieftains in Kwara

    PDP suspends six chieftains in Kwara

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday announced the suspension six of its prominent members in Kwara State.

    The suspension order was contained in a statement issued in Ilorin.

    The statement was jointly signed by the state Chairman of the party, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, and Secretary, Barrister M. Yusuf.

    It gave the names of the suspended members as Prince Sunday Fagbemi, Kunle Suleiman, Alhaji Hassan Stands-Zorro, Captain Isiaka Also (rtd), Alhaji Illyasu Ibrahim and Jide Usman-Alabi.

    The statement said the members, who […]

  • PDP IN CRISES AGAIN

    PDP IN CRISES AGAIN

    Just when it seemed like the boat of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, was beginning to float on calm waters after the crises that had been rocking it for several months, there are indications of fresh and devastating crises brewing in two states.

    Recently, the Ogun State chapter of the party announced the suspension of one of its major financiers and at least six other key members. The affected members are Buruji Kashamu, Bayo Dayo, Pegba Otemolu, Semiu Shodipo, Fatai Adeyanju, Segun […]

  • Eyitayo Jegede gets Kwara PDP’s blessing

    Eyitayo Jegede gets Kwara PDP’s blessing

    Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have thanked God for the judicial victory of Eyitayo Jegede as the party’s governorship candidate in Ondo State.

    At an interdenominational thanksgiving prayer session held in Ilorin, on Friday, the PDP members praised God “for not allowing evil to prevail over good in this country.”

    Speaking with journalists after the prayer session, the factional chairman of the party, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, said that Nigerians needed to be prayerful to avoid a repeat of political crisis of […]

  • INEC should have given Ondo PDP candidate more time to campaign -PDP House Caucus

    INEC should have given Ondo PDP candidate more time to campaign -PDP House Caucus

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the House of Representatives, on Friday, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should have postponed the election to give more opportunity to the PDP flag-bearer to appeal to the electorate through campaigns.

    This appeal came even as the caucus said that votes of the electorate should count as the governorship election holds in the state today.

    INEC, it will be recalled had earlier recognised Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate for the election […]