Posted By: Yusuf Alli


• Jonathan, BOT under pressure to move against Secundus, Oladipo, Metuh, others

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders, embarrassed by the litany of corruption charges against members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), have commenced consultations on moving against the officials.PDP-logo

Workers at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, had accused members of the NWC of massive corruption including alleged sharing of about N12billion realized from the sale of forms for the March general electionS.

They also alleged that N1billion changed hands during the recent congress of the party in Kogi State.

The allegations came on the heels of the planned reduction in the staff strength at the secretariat by 50 per cent and salary cut by the same ration. Read More →



 

The Peoples Democratic Party Staff Welfare Association has described as “an absolute bunkum, a clumsy, and blundering blackmail”, an allegation by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, that staff members were being sponsored by the APC to destabilize the PDP.olisa-metuh

The association said such a weak shot from a mortally crippled arsenal of witch hunt is incapable of breaking the resolve of the staff to expose the thieving band in the PDP’s National Working Committee and restore the core vision of the party.

“We are not surprised that the allegation will become the most fashionable means of covering tracks,” the staff said.

The staff are challenging the PDP’s move to sack half of its work force and cut by 50 per cent the pay of the remaining workers, just two months after leaving power.

The workers have accused the NWC members of squandering over N12 billion of party funds, and destroying the former ruling party.

In a statement Saturday, the chairperson of the workers’ association, Ngozi Nze, and Secretary, Dan Ochu-Baiye, said the allegation of being sponsored by the APC is a “wide window into the impressionable character of the man who has been in saddle as the party’s image-maker and an ominous signpost into the shallow manner the publicity of the party has been run”. Read More →



Posted By: Odunayo OGUNMOLA,Ado-Ekiti

 

The battle for the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, assumed a violent dimension yesterday, when a factional secretary of the party, Dr Tope Aluko was injured during a shootout at the party secretariat in Ado Ekiti.

Residents including passersby, commuters and motorists scampered for safety __as gunshots rent the air.

Aluko, was shot at close range as he led members of the Tunde Olatunde faction to take over the party’s secretariat shortly after the Idowu Faleye faction left the building shortly after announcing the suspension of four members of the State Working Committee (SWC) led by Olatunde.pdp-logo

While Olatunde is the acting chairman of a faction that has 11 out of 14 SWC members, Faleye is the chairman of the faction recognized by Governor Ayo Fayose.

The Olatunde faction maintained that the appointment of Faleye which was masterminded by Fayose to fill the vacancy created by the former chairman, Makanjuola Ogundipe’s appointment as Southwest PDP chairman runs contrary to the party’s constitution.

There was tension in Ado Ekiti earlier on Friday as riot policemen were mobilized to the party secretariat in about 10 vehicles and an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).

The presence of the minions of law was to prepare ground for the arrival of the Faleye faction who announced the suspension of Olatunde, Aluko, Women Leader, Mrs. Busola Oyebode, Auditor; Tunji Olanrewaju and Assistant Secretary, Femi Esan.

The ‘suspended’ leaders of the party, according to the Faleye faction are to be tried for alleged anti-party activities by a disciplinary panel to be chaired by Commissioner for Local Government, Kolapo Kolade. Read More →



 

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a media report that its National Working Committee met on Monday night and decided to zone the Senate Presidency to the North-Central and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South-West, saying nothing like that ever happened.bukola-saraki

One of the candidates for the Senate presidency, and former Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, had also tweeted Tuesday morning that the NWC had zoned the office of Senate President to the north central.

“I am delighted that the NWC of our dear party yesterday reaffirmed its earlier decision to zone position of Senate President to North Central,” Mr. Saraki said. Read More →



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Chuks Okocha in Abuja


Last week’s resignation of Adamu Mu’azu as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown open the contest for the party’s topmost position.Mohammed-Wakil
Stakeholders are considering the outgoing Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil; outgoing Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed; former Special Adviser on Politics to the President, Ahmed Gulak; and former National Administrative Secretary of PDP, Habu Fari, as top contenders for the plum PDP job. Read More →



Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‎ Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he cannot be intimidated by threat of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to discipline him for calling for their sack.fani-kayode

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday shortly after the resignation of the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, the former aviation minister said he had been vindicated by Mu`azu`s resignation. Read More →




PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has scheduled a short break outside Nigeria after handing over to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29, 2015.

According to Presidency source, Jonathan, after the break, would return to help rebuild the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The source quoted Jonathan as having disclosed this during a closed-door meeting with members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. He will be travelling with members of his immediate family. Read More →