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Governor Obaseki, Shaibu Sworn-in For Second Term
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Governor Obaseki, Shaibu Sworn-in For Second Term

No fewer than four other governors witnessed the inauguration of Edo State Governor, Godiwn Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu for second term in office. The inauguration took place at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State. PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by a government official. Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress(APC) after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party wrangling. Watch the vid...
Nigeria In Distress – PDP National Chairman, Secondus
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Nigeria In Distress – PDP National Chairman, Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has said Nigeria is currently in distress. Secondus said this during the Bayelsa State Thanksgiving Day celebration, held at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, on Monday. The party chairman who was accompanied by some members of the PDP National Working Committee, said, “Nigeria, at the moment, is in distress, and there cannot be any other occasion than to come to the House of God and face God and to thank him for what he has done, and what he will do.
PDP Leadership To Decide On Obaseki’s Defection Request Today
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PDP Leadership To Decide On Obaseki’s Defection Request Today

The People’s Democratic Party’s leadership has decided to meet on Thursday (today) to decide on the fate of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is seeking its ticket to re-contest. Sources in the main opposition party said last night that the meeting will consider the reports from the various leaders of the party that the governor has met with in the last five days. Obaseki met with Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) at the weekend before announcing his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) which disqualified him from participating in its primary. His deputy Phillip Shaibu also resigned and lowered the APC flag in the Government House in Benin. Obaseki has also reached out to PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus and Sokoto State Govern...
Five Years Of Buhari Is A Waste – Uche Secondus
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Five Years Of Buhari Is A Waste – Uche Secondus

PDP National chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has described the five years’ administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as a waste and a road ought not to be taken. Prince Secondus stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday. Titled “Five years of Buhari- The Road that should not have been followed,” the PDP boss argued that “in the last five years, all negative indexes in our socio-political and economic life as a nation were activated.” “Today, Friday May 29, 2020, marks the fifth year of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. “It has been five years of anguish for Nigerians that all negative indexes in our socio-political and economic life as a natio...
PDP Writes UK, US and EU Over Ihedioha’s Loss at the Supreme Court
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PDP Writes UK, US and EU Over Ihedioha’s Loss at the Supreme Court

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has written a petition to the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union after its chairman, Uche Secondus led a protest to the US embassy and the UK high commission in Abuja on Friday January 31, over Emeka Ihedioha's loss at the Supreme Court to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress. Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe; former President of the Senate, Adolphus Wabara; former Imo State governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, as well as members of the National Working Committee (NWC) participated in the protest against the judgement of the apex court which sacked the Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State. In its petition titled ‘Perversion of Justice: Deliberate Efforts At Truncating Democracy in Nigeria,’ the PDP alleged that Nig...
2023: PDP Mulls Merger, Throws Open Presidential Ticket
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2023: PDP Mulls Merger, Throws Open Presidential Ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is ready for merger to form a stronger force that will unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections. The party said it could not rule out the possibility of merger as it was part of the strategies in a democratic process to clinch to power. Daily Trust reports that in the build-up to the 2019 general elections, PDP and over 50 other opposition parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) were in alliance and not a merger. PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus told newsmen that the party was strengthening its structures and perfecting its strategies to reclaim power in the next general elections, accusing the APC of failure in governance. He explained that the merger arr...
PDP May Boycott 2023 Polls Without Electoral Reforms – Secondus
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PDP May Boycott 2023 Polls Without Electoral Reforms – Secondus

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to boycott the 2023 general elections if electoral reform are not carried out. National Chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this yesterday, when he received a team from the International Republican Institute (IRI), who visited him at the PDP headquarters, in Abuja. He said the decision to shun the polls was borne out of the experience of the opposition party in recent elections, which he say had not been pleasant. He claimed the government, security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were working together to deny the people the right to choose their leaders. Secondus noted that the country needed a new electoral law that would legalise electronic voting as well as insulate the military and other securi...
You Will Kill PDP With Your Impunity – Bode George To Secondus
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You Will Kill PDP With Your Impunity – Bode George To Secondus

Chief Olabode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Sunday that Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, would kill the party faster if he didn’t put a halt to the ongoing impunity in the party. While bemoaning the crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the party which has produced two state chairmen, Messrs Adegbola Dominic and Adedeji Doherty, George accused the national leadership of the PDP of running the party like their private companies without recourse to the laid down rules spelt out in the party’s constitution. He described as fraudulent the decision of the Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to conduct a fresh election into the State Working Committee (SWC) despite a court order calling ...
PDP May Not Participate In Future Elections – Uche Secondus
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PDP May Not Participate In Future Elections – Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday expressed fears of participating in the upcoming gubernatorial elections being planned for Edo and Ondo states in 2020. It also re-echoed its disappointment in the conduct of the just concluded Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PDP, therefore, tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to embark on electoral amendment through the National Assembly to address most of the challenges in conducting elections in the country. The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said this while addressing INEC delegation who came to carry out a routine verification exercise at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. While addressing some of the operatives of t...
Pressure Mounts On PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus To Resign
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Pressure Mounts On PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus To Resign

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus is under intense pressure to vacate office over alleged constitutional breaches, misappropriation of funds and failure to lead the party to victory in the 2015 and 2019 general elections. Secondus has also allegedly failed to call for major meetings of the various organs of the party including the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which is the second highest decision-making organ of the party. Daily Trust reports that the pressure is coming from PDP leaders and groups within the party. A former Special Adviser on Public Affairs, to President Goodluck Jonathan and member of the defunct Presidential Campaign Council for Atiku Abubakar, Malam Nasir Zahradeen, confirmed to our correspondent last night ...
Bayelsa Election: Timi Frank Congratulates Lyon, Urges Secondus To Resign
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Bayelsa Election: Timi Frank Congratulates Lyon, Urges Secondus To Resign

A Political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Monday, congratulated the Governor-elect of Bayelsa state, David Lyon, describing his victory as deserving. Frank in a statement in Abuja also urged National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the National Working Committee (NWC) led by him to apologise or resign over the loss of a state controlled by the party since 1999. “This victory was not won by the APC but by the people of Bayelsa who have resisted imposition and oppression with their blood because of their implicit confidence in the capacity of Lyon to transform the state and change their story for the better,” he said. He called on Lyon to be magnanimous in victory and to serve ...
Provide The Names Of Political Prisoners, Presidency Tells PDP
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Provide The Names Of Political Prisoners, Presidency Tells PDP

Temidayo Akinsuyi LAGOS – The Presidency at the weekend challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide the names of alleged political prisoners who were currently being unjustly detained by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It would be recalled that Uche Secondus, the PDP National Chairman, had appealed to President Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, release all political detainees under the administration, saying the government, through its action, was stifling freedom of speech. Secondus said, “We ask Mr. President, Mr. Buhari, to release political prisoners. It is not done in any political dispensation. What we are seeing today is as if we are in a military era. He should urgently release political prisoners and allow a political atmosphere and a country w...
Declare State Of Emergency On Security – PDP Tells President Buhari
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Declare State Of Emergency On Security – PDP Tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in order to address insecurity situation in the country. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, made the appeal at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the open letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari. Secondus said the advice was necessary looking at the increasing rate of cases of killing and kidnapping across the country. He recalled the killing of the then female international aide worker and the recent killing of Funke Olakunrin daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere. Secondus said that the worsen security situation between April and now had made concerned patriotic leader...
Corruption Thrives In The Executive Too, Secondus Replies Buhari
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Corruption Thrives In The Executive Too, Secondus Replies Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Thursday, alleged that monumental corruption was going on in the executive arm of government under President Muhammadu Buhari. Secondus made his position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media aide, Ike Abonyi. He was responding to a statement credited to Buhari on the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, when the President was hosting some Yoruba leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said it was worrisome that while Buhari ceaselessly berated the judiciary, he turned blind eyes to the alleged monumental corruption in the executive arm. He said Buhari’s disdain for the judiciary was becoming dangerous and antithetical to democratic norms. ...
Under Buhari, No Sign Of Government Presence In Nigeria – PDP
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Under Buhari, No Sign Of Government Presence In Nigeria – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says with President Muhammadu Buhari at the helm of affairs, there is no sign of government in the country. Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the opposition party made the claim on Friday in Abuja while addressing newsmen. Mr Secondus wondered if truly the spike in criminal activities and killings across the country could happen where a government exist. Zamfara and Kaduna States are top places where crimes of various kinds have risen in recent times. “The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious concern on the issue of leadership, even questioning whether we really have a Commander-in-Chief in this country,” Secondus said. “While the Presidency continues to argue that there exists gov...
How Buhari “arm-twisted” INEC in Presidential Election Result – Uche Secondus
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How Buhari “arm-twisted” INEC in Presidential Election Result – Uche Secondus

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus has accused President Buhari and the Federal Government of arm-twisting the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, into tampering with the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections which held on February 23, 2019. He made this known at the PDP headquarters in Abuja while addressing a press conference entitled “Do we still have a government?” Uche Secondus lamented the handling of the nation by President Buhari which he says has caused the country more harm than good. He said: “The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the handling of affairs of governance has continued to take a huge toll on the nation. The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have be...
National Assembly Leadership: We’ll Strike At The Right Time, Says PDP
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National Assembly Leadership: We’ll Strike At The Right Time, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it is not bothered about moves by the ruling All Progressives Congress to sideline its members in the election of the presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. Rather, it said it was monitoring what is ongoing in the camp of the ruling party and would act when the time comes. The PDP said there was no way the votes of about 46 senators would not count in the election of the leadership of the Senate. The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said these in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday. He said it was not his style to be making noise about the position the party would take when the time was not ripe to elect the presiding officers of the National Assembly. Secondus said the PDP also have what he cal...
Saraki To APC: Your Victory Will Be Short-lived
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Saraki To APC: Your Victory Will Be Short-lived

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded polls will be short-lived. The Senate president stated this on Wednesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. Mr Saraki explained that contrary to the views of many Nigerians, the outcome of the March 9 presidential election was a loss to the entire country and not just the PDP. INEC had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC winner of the election. Mr Buhari, according to the electoral body, scored 15,191,847 votes. Atiku Abubakar of the PDP garnered 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up. But in his response to the declaration, the PDP candidate said the re...
My Supporters Urge Me To Lead Them To APC — Gbenga Daniel
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My Supporters Urge Me To Lead Them To APC — Gbenga Daniel

An ex- Governor of Ogun State and Director -General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel , said that his political supporters have pleaded with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress . The alleged plea came barely 24 hours after Daniel announced his resignation from partisan politics, even as hundreds of his political supporters have called upon him to rescind the decision. The supporters cut across all the local governments in Ogun State . Daniel had announced his intention to retire from partisan politics in a letter to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus. Daniel’ s supporters who converged on his Asoludero residence in Sagamu GRA, held a stormy meeting with him , during which they urged him to lead them...
My people say I must lead them to APC – Gbenga Daniel
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My people say I must lead them to APC – Gbenga Daniel

The former director-general of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has said his supporters have urged him to lead them to APC, the ruling party in Ogun State. This is coming just few days after resigning from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Daniel resigned from the party and also said he was quitting  “partisan politics.” However, in dramatic twist on Sunday, he addressed his supporters and loyalists at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on why “he decided to quit partisan politics.” Hundreds of his supporters however said  “he must lead them in to APC”. “Basically, they said I could resign from PDP… they said I must lead them to APC and they also said I could not ...
Gbenga Daniel quits PDP, politics
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Gbenga Daniel quits PDP, politics

A former Governor of Ogun State, and Director-General of Abubakar Atiku Campaign Organisation , Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Saturday announced his departure from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in a letter he wrote to the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus. He also informed of his decision to quit partisan politics. The letter, a soft copy of which was received by our reporter, specified that the resignation of the former governor who ruled Ogun state between 2003 and 2011, on the platform of the PDP, takes effect from March 14. During the just concluded 2019 general election, Daniel also served as the Deputy Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (South). OGD’s media aide, Steve Oliyide, while confirming the development to ...
Here’s Copy of The Protest Letter Submitted to INEC Chairman by PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus
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Here’s Copy of The Protest Letter Submitted to INEC Chairman by PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus

This afternoon, PDP national chairman Uche Secondus led a protest to INEC head office in Abuja to press home their demands and rejection of the presidential election result announced by the commission. PDP alleges multiple cases of infractions and deliberate violations of the electoral law and guidelines. Below is the protest letter submitted to the Chairman of INEC by the National Chairman, of PDP, Uche Secondus.
Those Celebrating APC Victory Are Celebrating Criminality – PDP
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Those Celebrating APC Victory Are Celebrating Criminality – PDP

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus says those celebrating the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are celebrating criminality. He said this on Monday while addressing party members at the expanded caucus meeting in Abuja. Secondus also noted that the party had finalised plans to go to court over the outcome of the presidential election and that proceedings will commence immediately. Speaking further, he also took a swipe at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, saying they were compromised during the elections. On the reports given by international observers, the party chairman alleged that they had been threatened by the government, hence their favourable reports. He, however, urged party suppor...
PDP National Caucus Holds Emergency Meeting On Monday
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PDP National Caucus Holds Emergency Meeting On Monday

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has called an emergency national caucus meeting of the party. Named the ‘Expanded Caucus Meeting’, the party is expected to use the occasion to get the support of its members to seek redress in court over the outcome of the presidential election. The meeting, which will at the party secretariat in Abuja on Monday (today), will be presided over by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus. Secondus, though confirmed the meeting in an interview with one of our correspondents, refused to give details of its agenda. However, inside sources said the NWC would brief the members about the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections. It is also expected to deliberate on the forthcoming governorship and...
Court Will Give Us Victory – Secondus
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Court Will Give Us Victory – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has expressed confidence that the court would overturn the victory of President Muhsmmadu Buhari. He, therefore, warned that nobody would stop the party from contesting the outcome of the Feb. 23 Presidential Election in the court. Secondus told journalists on Friday in Abuja that the party believed that justice would be done at the court. “We will go to court. Nobody will stop us from going to court and bring out all of the facts both the international observers and some people have not seen. “We will unearth them at the court and I believe that justice will be done at the court. “Because, if we continue to suppress injustice and go sentimental, the country will continue to pile on gun powder...
National Peace Committee Meets With Atiku, PDP Leadership
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National Peace Committee Meets With Atiku, PDP Leadership

The National Peace Committee, led by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has begun moves to douse what the committee has described as rising tension in the country. This comes two days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the presidential election which held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Buhari’s major challenger in the race, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has disagreed with the result as announced by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, vowing to challenge it. The PDP is accusing the ruling party of manipulating the outcome of the election, through suppression of the party’s votes, intimidation, rigging and other electoral infractions. The APC has, however, d...
Our Democracy Is Under Threat – Secondus
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Our Democracy Is Under Threat – Secondus

Protocols: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is forced to take a stand and make the following pronouncements at this crucial point because our democracy is under threat of derailment. 2. Firstly, I want to categorically state that our collation centers have all original results from every polling unit, in every ward, in every Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, of which the international community is well aware, implying all results currently being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is incorrect thus unacceptable to our party and people. 3. Secondly, officials of both President Buhari’s government and the All Progressive Congress (APC), working with INEC officers, have tried to alter the course of history and disenfranchise our people thr...
PDP Rejects Presidential Election Results
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PDP Rejects Presidential Election Results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the presidential elections being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, said the results being announced are “incorrect and unacceptable” to the party. He said this at an ongoing press conference in Abuja. The PDP national chairman said the party has discovered “irregularities” in results so far announced from Nasarawa state and the FCT. He alleged that the current administration “colluded” with INEC and security agencies to manipulate results from polling units across the country. “Our collation centres have the original results from all the polling units in the country. That is from where are going to reclaim our results,” he said. “The result...
Uche Secondus Expresses Dissatisfaction With INEC
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Uche Secondus Expresses Dissatisfaction With INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has expressed dissatisfaction with INEC over the late arrival of election materials in the riverine areas. Secondus, who cast his vote at 4:25 p.m. in Ward 5, Unit 19 in Ikuru Town, Andoni LGA, told newsmen that INEC’s delay was a deliberate attempt to ruin elections in the riverine area. He said that he got information that even in Bonny, materials were also delivered about the same time, 4 p.m. Secondus also urged INEC to ensure that all eligible voters with PVCs were allowed to vote whether or not their cards were authenticated by the card reader. Fomer Rivers Deputy Governor, Mr Tele Ikuru, also decried the late arrival of materials. He said that even in the past, riverside communities had no...
Peace Accord Broken, APC, FG Has Declared War On Us – Secondus
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Peace Accord Broken, APC, FG Has Declared War On Us – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that the peace accord signed by the two frontline Presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. Is virtually dead. Prince Secondus said that all the terms of the agreement for peace has been broken by the ruling APC who has deployed military and the Police operatives to arrest and detain PDP. leaders across the country. The National Chairman said that the party expects the Peace Committee and the international community to note the declaration of war on PDP leaders across the country by over zealous security operatives specially raised for this purpose as they operate in violation of the peace accord. The National Chairman ...
APC Is In Total Control Of INEC, El-Rufai & Zakari In Charge Of ICT – PDP
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APC Is In Total Control Of INEC, El-Rufai & Zakari In Charge Of ICT – PDP

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being in total control of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. It also claimed that Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Amina Zakari are in charge of the Information and Communication Technology, ICT, of the electoral body. National chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made this claim on Tuesday during PDP’s emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja. He was reacting to the allegation by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday that INEC informed the PDP before postponing the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16. He said, “Since last Saturday they have been talking and making claims, they ...
Secondus: Buhari Why Do you Look Like Blood? – PDP Chairman
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Secondus: Buhari Why Do you Look Like Blood? – PDP Chairman

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of looking like blood. Uche Secondus stated this at an emergency meeting of the party’s National Executtive Committee (NEC), on Tuesday in response to Buhari’s threat on Monday that: “anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life”. After speaking for a few minutes, Secondus said: “Before I end this address, let me emphasise once again that Nigerians are tired of President Buhari. And of a truth, over three years, killings and killings and now you have ordered that more people should be killed. Why do you like blood? I want to ask you, Buhari: ...
We Will Not Accept Any Rigged Election Results – Secondus
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We Will Not Accept Any Rigged Election Results – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Uche Secondus has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that the general election is free, fair and credible warning that his party would not accept the results of rigged elections. Uche Secondus Man, 26, in court over alleged conspiracy, attempted homicide He also cautioned that there will be no attempt to rig in Benue State. Secondus spoke yesterday at the presidential campaign rally of the PDP in Makurdi. His words: “The leaders of the APC in Benue are threatening to use the Police and military to rig the Benue elections. They should be prepared for grave consequences. “If the government fails to caution El’Rufai, we urge the International Criminal Court, ICC, to arrest him immedia...
‘There Will Be War If They Rig This Election’ – Uche Secondus
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‘There Will Be War If They Rig This Election’ – Uche Secondus

Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there will be war in the country if the 2019 presidential election is rigged. Speaking in Asaba, capital of Delta State, on Thursday at the party’s presidential campaign rally Secondus accused the Nigerian government of putting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under pressure to rig the election. “Today, by your mandate, we warn INEC and we believe there are good people in INEC… we know that government is pressuring INEC to rig this election, but if they rig this election, they’re looking for war,” he said. In pidgin, he asked the people if this was true, to which they replied in the affirmative. Continuing, he said: “If they need peace, they must not rig the election — because e...
Ogun PDP Crisis: Court To Decide Kashamu, Adebutu’s Fate Today
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Ogun PDP Crisis: Court To Decide Kashamu, Adebutu’s Fate Today

The court of appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, has reserved judgement in the case between two factions battling for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidacy in Ogun state, till Tuesday. In the suit filed by the Ladi Adebutu faction of the party and heard on Monday, the group asked the appeal court to set aside the orders of the federal high court, Abeokuta, which ruled in favour of the Kashamu faction. On October 2, the federal high court in Abeokuta had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and process the list of candidates and delegates submitted to it by the faction of Kashamu. The commission had written Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, that it was only going to accept list of candidates from Kashamu group. ...
Uche Secondus Calls For The Immediate Resignation Of INEC Chairman, IGP Idris
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Uche Secondus Calls For The Immediate Resignation Of INEC Chairman, IGP Idris

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmoud and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to resign immediately. Speaking at the 83rd PDP National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja earlier today, Secondus said Mahmoud needs to resign because he has proven he is unable to conduct free, fair and credible election. On the IG of Police, Secondus said the police under the current leadership is being used as a tool to victimize anyone that is believed to be of the oposition. Secondus at the meeting said “We want to do this advance warning that we are lovers of democracy and peace. We want the peace of our nation; so, let them note all they have done, even in the ca...
FG Freezes Bank Accounts of Suspects on ‘Looters list’
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FG Freezes Bank Accounts of Suspects on ‘Looters list’

The bank accounts of suspects being tried in court over allegations of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and whose names appear on the looters list released by the Federal government earlier this year, have been allegedly frozen on the orders of the Federal government. This is according to a report by TheCable. The embargo placed on the accounts is part of the implementation of the Executive Order No. 6 on the “preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences” signed by President Buhari in October 2018. A former Minister who confirmed this development, said he tried to withdraw money from his account recently but couldn't. “I issued a cheque of N250,000 to a friend and it was turned down. When I called my account...
Secondus Accuses INEC Of Designing Special Card Reader For APC
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Secondus Accuses INEC Of Designing Special Card Reader For APC

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of designing special card reader and result sheets for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The chairman also warned the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, that history would be unkind to him if he fails to conduct free and fair election in 2019. But in a swift reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, said there was no iota of truth in what Secondus said, adding that the commission will not be joining issues with any political party. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has also accused the main opposition party of engaging in propaganda and dissemination of fake information as a mean...
PDP Begins Sale Of Nomination Forms (Check Out Cost Of Forms)
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PDP Begins Sale Of Nomination Forms (Check Out Cost Of Forms)

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the sale of its nomination and expression of interest forms to its members who are interested in contesting elections in the country in 2019. The announcement was made by the National Organising Secretary of the party , Col . Austin Akobundu ( retd . ) in Abuja on Monday. Before the announcement was made , the party ’ s National Working Committee led by Prince Uche Secondus , had met with state chairmen of the party. It was gathered that the decision to start selling the forms was taken at the meeting . The selling of the form , Akobundu said , would end on September 6. While presidential and governorship aspirants are to collect and submit their forms at the national secretariat of the party, those aspiring...
PDP Hosts Newly Decamped APC Members To A Dinner (photos)
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PDP Hosts Newly Decamped APC Members To A Dinner (photos)

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says a military government is better than the current administration. Speaking on Wednesday at a dinner to welcome those who left the All Progressives Congress (APC), Secondus alleged that the ruling party has foisted on the country “a kind of military democracy”. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, are the latest notable politicians to defect to the PDP. Last week, some members of the national assembly dumped the APC for the PDP. Secondus said those who left APC could not watch the country slide into crisis. “They can not watch the country sliding into crisis as we have found ourselves today – bloodletting, killings unabated. Government of denial, government of fra...
PDP To Boycott 2019 Polls if… – Secondus
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PDP To Boycott 2019 Polls if… – Secondus

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the 2019 general elections if the electoral umpire and security agencies fail to demonstrate sufficient level of impartiality expected from them by Nigerians. Uche Secondus National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus stated this at the party’s national secretariat on Thursday while playing host to a combined delegation of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Secondus who lamented what he called the manipulation of vote figures by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the recently concluded Ekiti governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), also accused the Nigerian Police of chasing away PDP a...
Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Run For 2019 Presidency During Church Service
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Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Run For 2019 Presidency During Church Service

Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie, has today, officially declared is an intention to run for the 2019 presidential election. Speaking during the church service, he said: “Some days ago, I wrote a letter to the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, asking them not to field any Presidential candidate, that they should adopt me.”  He noted that Nigeria is a crying nation that needs liberation. The solution to Nigeria’s problem does not lie on APC or PDP, adding, “This is the beginning of the complete turnaround of our nation” More details to come later
We’re Ready For Arrest, Detention And Death – Secondus
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We’re Ready For Arrest, Detention And Death – Secondus

Uche Secondus of the People's Democratic Party has expressed commitment towards unseating the ruling APC undemocratically. The National Chairman of the PDP said members of the opposition were ready to be arrested, intimidated and even killed as the 2019 presidential election approached. He said this when the thirty-nine political parties met in Abuja on Monday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to field a single presidential candidate in 2019. He said that the Buhari regime had been carrying on as if it had cowed every Nigerian, warning that there was no way the regime would kill all the opposing views. He berated the regime for its actions, adding that the government of Buhari was planning to either arrest or jail vocal members of the opposition before the 2019 general el...
2019 Build-Up: Fayose Dumps Presidential Ambition, Targets VP Slot
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2019 Build-Up: Fayose Dumps Presidential Ambition, Targets VP Slot

Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state and prominent member of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP may have dumped his 201 presidential ambition. Fayose, whose 4-year tenure as governor will end this year had declared his intention to run in September 2017 but since then, little has been heard from his camp about his ambition. However, a member of the party’s board of trustees told Independent that the governor had discovered that his presidential ambition was ‘mission impossible’. He said; “Fayose has seen the handwriting on the wall that his ambition is not acceptable to stakeholders in PDP, even in his home state of Ekiti and the South West, and may have quietly chosen to withdraw from the race”. He added that Fayose was busy working with stakeholders within the PDP to pr...
Prof. Adedoja Seeks Accelerated Hearing Over Suite Against PDP’s National Convention
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Prof. Adedoja Seeks Accelerated Hearing Over Suite Against PDP’s National Convention

The post-national convention crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) re-emerged as one of the aggrieved Chairmanship aspirants, Prof Taoheed Adedoja, has approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking accelerated hearing of his suit against the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party. Adedoja, a former Minister of Sports, had faulted the outcome of convention and filed a legal suite because his name was “unlawfully excluded from participating in the December 9 national chairmanship election of the PDP.” His legal counsel, Rickey Tarfa & co, on Monday, approached the Court, requesting for a quick hearing to an earlier suit filed on December 18, 2017 with Suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/1255/2017. The request for acceleration of the suit comes ...
PDP Attacks Buhari, Lai Mohammed, APC For Failing Nigerians
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PDP Attacks Buhari, Lai Mohammed, APC For Failing Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes.   The main opposition party also told the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed that he will fail in his attempt to censor the media.     In a post shared on its official twitter handle on Thursday, the Prince Uche Secondus-led party also said the All Progressives Congress, APC, was peddling cooked-up performance indices.   It wrote, “ You Can’t Censor The Media, PDP Tells Lai Mohammed …Insists FG, APC Peddling Cooked-Up Performance Indices.   “Nigerians know that the @APCNigeria has failed and the @MBuhari-led Presidency is directly responsible for the collapse of our economy, which was thriving under the PDP...
2019: Jonathan Explains Why APC Must Accept NASS Decision On Reordering Of Election
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2019: Jonathan Explains Why APC Must Accept NASS Decision On Reordering Of Election

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Assembly for reordering of 2019 general elections.   The National Assembly had recently reordered elections through the amendment of the Electoral Act.     Jonathan said the the amendment of the Electoral Act would help in the election of quality persons into various positions.   He spoke when he received the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who led members of the National Working Committee, NWC on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Jonathan Foundation in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital and was contained in a statement by Secondus spokesperson, Ike Abonyi.   The statement quoted Jonathan as urging the All Progressives Congress...
APC’ll Use 2018 To Meet Campaign Promises – Senator Lawan
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APC’ll Use 2018 To Meet Campaign Promises – Senator Lawan

Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North), said, yesterday, that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will use the remaining part of this year to fulfill all its campaign promises to Nigerians. Speaking, the Senate leader said the party would ensure it maintained a very robust relationship with the legislature as a way of moving the country further from where it was at the moment. Senator Lawan’s assurance is coming on the heels of continuous criticism of the present government’s economic policies and programmes by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Nigerians on the premise that a party that came on board on the mantra of change was not meeting up with the expectations of Nigerians. Senator Lawan said: “We want to have a peaceful relationship in the Natio...