Dr. Nuhu Shem Zagbayi, is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was a commissioner for health and a deputy governor in Niger State for many years. In this exclusive interview, he speaks on the cause of the crisis in his party, the reason why some sections of the country are opposed to restructuring and other issues.
How would you assess the 8th Assembly generally in terms of its performance?
I will say they have done well considering how they […]
According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared that the party had no other candidate for the November 26 governorship election other than Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.
Ibrahim was declared the candidate of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the order of the Abuja High Court. Though the candidate of Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the appeal court to challenge the action of the INEC.
Sheriff presented […]
Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said in Abuja on Tuesday, that he would not take sides in the conflict over the choice of the party’s candidate by the Independence Nation Electoral Commission for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
Sheriff made his position known in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mallam Inuwa Bwalam in Abuja on Tuesday.
Sheriff said the controversies linking him to the submission of names of different candidates […]
According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Chairman of its National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, have agreed to set up a 24-man committee to handle negotiation between the two warring factions.
The committee, which will consist of 12 members each from the two factions, is expected to be unfolded this week, according to investigations by our correspondent.
Our correspondent gathered that the two leaders of the committee had agreed that […]
According to reports, the two factional National Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, again met on Tuesday in the bid to settle the crisis in the party.
Makarfi visited Sheriff along with the spokesman of the faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
However, in a statement late on Tuesday, the Sheriff faction disowned a Facebook post saying the visit by Makarfi and Adeyeye was a face-saving one.
A statement by Sheriff’s spokesman, Inuwa Bwala, on the development, reads: […]
According to reports, the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has reiterated his commitment to the reconciliation process in the party, saying that the statement by the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, that the courts should be allowed to resolve the leadership crisis in the party “has no impact whatsoever” on the process.
Speaking yesterday while inaugurating a faction leadership of the party in Delta state, Sheriff said the problems in the party can only be […]
According to reports the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party under the leadership of Hon. Sikirulahi Ogundele has commended the move by the factional leaders of the party, Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Markafi, to end the crisis which has been plaguing the party for some months now.
The State chapter of the party said the move has proven that the PDP is one indivisible entity that is ready to re-position to take over the leadership of the […]
Reconciliation in the lingering leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party started on Tuesday as leaders of the two factions of the party met and agreed to reunite.
Information about the move was revealed in a joint press conference held by Senator Ben Obi, the Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, and Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the Deputy National Chairman of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction, in Abuja.
Ojougboh, who read the press statement, said Makarfi and Sheriff met on Tuesday morning.
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, yesterday declared that both Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must work together for the party to regain its lost glory.
Daniel, who spoke in a live radio interview monitored in Abeokuta, expressed regret that the opposition party lacked spirit as currently constituted.
The former governor also noted that the PDP crisis deepened because the party now lacked a father figure contrary to what obtained […]
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the visit of a factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a collaboration to fast track the destruction of the party.
Sheriff had on Saturday visited Obasanjo at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Fayose said it was on record that both Obasanjo and Sheriff collaborated to destroy the All Nigeria Peoples Party.
He said their meeting Saturday must be to further collaborate […]
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 […]