“The PDP and APC approached us for coalition based on our performance and grassroots network, especially since the seven areas where the rerun was to take place were SDP’s stronghold. We won in those areas, and we agreed to work with the APC which accepted our proposals and we ensured that the party won in the election.
“It was only the SDP that was not involved in vote buying or election rigging, and as the public can see, the incidences of vote-buying before the rerun was peculiar with both the PDP and APC.
“Our core values and philosophies as indicated in the SDP manifestos, ‘Restoration Agenda,’ was presented to the APC and PDP representatives who approached us for support and formation of a coalition government, but it was the APC delegation led by its chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that agreed to implement our programmes as entrenched in SDP manifestos.”
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last night met again with its 12 aspirants jostling for its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections, in a bid to ensure a rancour-free outcome for its national convention holding tomorrow in Port-Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
The meeting held against the background of alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the federal government to scuttle the convention.
January 15, 1966 coup and Biafra: Myth and realities, Alaigbo Development Foundation, 2018; Forth Dimension Publishers
The book,January 15, 1966 Coup and Biafra: Myth and Realities, is presented as the authentic account of the events of the January 1966 Coup and the incursion of the Biafran military incursion into the Midwest, on their way to Lagos and the Western Region, as a Liberation Army under the command of Col Victor Banjo, a Yoruba man.
For announcing publicly that he has been placed on watch-list and directing that he should be arrested if he attempted to travel out of the country as a sitting governor , Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has demanded N20 billion as damages and written apology from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fayose said the written apology should be sent to all security agencies in Nigeria, and published in three national newspapers and the social media.
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently protesting against the outcome of the recently concluded Osun State Governorship election.
The PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, are leading the protesters to the headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
The protesters are demanding that INEC declare PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the election.
The Ekiti State pensioners have appealed to the Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi to place high premium on payment of pension when assuming office, saying they are tired of how their members were being killed by treatable diseases due to unpaid pension arrears.The body accused Governor Ayodele Fayose’s government of neglect, which they said had impoverished their members and made them vulnerable to all forms of diseases.The body, acting under the aegis of Concerned Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (CLGPAN), Ekiti chapter made the appeal on Wednesday after a prayer session organized to seek the face of
Winner of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appreciated Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, thanking him for what he described as ‘a good fight.’
Sanwo-Olu who has been publicly endorsed by the National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, after the poll on Tuesday night, praised governor Akinwunmi Ambode for allowing the direct primary to ‘come to stay.’
Briefs Buhari on Lagos situation
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the results being circulated as the outcome of the Imo governorship primaries as fake.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja also revealed that the party had disbanded the Ahmed Gulak-led Committee that conducted the party’s governorship primaries in Imo State.
He added that that another committee will be set up immediately for the conduct of fresh primaries in the state before the end of the week.