Bad News For PDP: Seven PDP Governors Declare Support For Buhari

It has been uncovered that seven Governors of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP are declared unflinching support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, APC.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has disclosed that even the governors serving on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have joined their All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts to declare support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election, adding that “We are now just waiting to swear-in Mr. President in 2019 from what I saw today.”

Lalong spoke yesterday in Jos after returning from a meeting with the President in Abuja, which according to him was attended by other governors across all political parties including the PDP.

He said, “I am just coming back from Abuja. Today, the governors went to greet Mr. President; both the APC and the PDP governors. We were surprised, we thought it’s only the APC governors that like President Buhari, but when we got there every body praised President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Both the APC and the PDP governors said Mr. President has done very well for the country. They told the President, you have rescued Nigeria from crisis and poverty. And they concluded that may God help you and may God help us as well.”

The governor, who also commissioned his campaign office for his 2019 re-election bid along Yakubu Gowon road, Jos, said he was overwhelmed by the turn out, adding that it was a testimony that Plateau people wanted him to continue is good works in the state.

Also speaking at the event, the state APC chairman, Mr. Latep Dabang warned that the campaign office was not meant for the commissioners to come and hang around, ordering them to go to their various local governments and campaign among the grassroots and deliver their councils to APC in the elections.
Dabang also declared that the APC campaign office was the most prominent in the state, noting that other parties can only copy from the APC.

Also speaking, Mr. Pam Dung Gyang, the Governors campaign organisation Director General said, “I see the event as the opening of new era in Plateau.
“Your leadership style and track record show that you have the capacity to take Plateau to the next level. We are assuring you that we are working hard and doing our best to ensure that there is no vacancy in Government House come 2019.

We now have peace in Plateau, barracks have been established, and schools have been established among many other achievements. We shall launch our campaign and all other parties shall go into hiding. “

VP Debate: Shocking Revelation, What Peter Obi Said That Made People Jeer At Osinbajo!

Five candidates participated at the vice-presidential debates which was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Friday, December 14

Fighting corruption is not an economic policy, it is not that you can’t fight corruption, but you can fight it more aggressively while addressing economic issues. – Peter Obi. #2019Debate

As long as we don’t create jobs and have the number of unemployed youths in their productive age that we have today, we are going to have crisis. – Peter Obi, PDP’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate.

In terrorism we have moved from seven to No 3; Our inequality (rate) has worsened. Our unemployment rate has moved from 24 to 40 today. We are not supporting SMEs very well. – Peter Obi, PDP’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate.

Nigeria has been a country where we have the highest number of poor people. Our country today has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world. – Peter Obi, PDP’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate.

In 2015 we generated $41bn in Foreign Direct Investment, but now, we attracted only $12bn last year. Even our stock market has lost over N2Trillion in one year. You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals.

We are employing 500,000 graduates and the graduates are in every single local government. – Yemi Osinbajo. #2019Debate.

We have a social investment policy, possibly the largest ever in the history of our country. – Yemi Osinbajo. #2019Debate. We are producing 90% of the rice that we consume and we are importing only 2% of what we used to import. – Yemi Osinbajo, APC’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate

In Nigeria today, we have a major road project. – Yemi Osinbajo, APC’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate Today, we have begun some of the largest infrastructure projects in the history of our country. – Yemi Osinbajo, APC’s VP Candidate. #2019Debate 11. If you allow criminals to steal all the inventories, there will no shop – Osinbajo.

The foreign policy of the government of the ACPN would be one that would be of mutual benefit to our country and to the countries of the world. – Ganiyu Galadima. #2019Debate

We are at a critical stage in the life of this country. We should open our eyes and Nigerians should vote for candidates based on the manifestoes that they are presenting to them. – Ganiyu Galadima. #2019Debate.

The issue of Ajaokuta (steel company) has been there for a very long time and it has been fraught with corruption, and now a drain pipe to the nation’s economy. – Ganiyu Galadima. #2019Debate

 

2019 Election: PDP governors are working for President Buhari, Northern governor says

The latest revelation by the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, shows that his counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have joined All Progressives Congress (APC) to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election.

“We are now just waiting to swear-in Mr. President in 2019 from what I saw today,” he said

Lalong spoke yesterday in Jos after returning from a meeting with the President in Abuja, which according to him was attended by other governors across all political parties including the PDP.

He said, “I am just coming back from Abuja. Today, the governors went to greet Mr. President; both the APC and the PDP governors. We were surprised, we thought it’s only the APC governors that like President Buhari, but when we got there every body praised President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Both the APC and the PDP governors said Mr. President has done very well for the country. They told the President, you have rescued Nigeria from crisis and poverty. And they concluded that may God help you and may God help us as well.”

The governor, who also commissioned his campaign office for his 2019 re-election bid along Yakubu Gowon road, Jos, said he was overwhelmed by the turn out, adding that it was a testimony that Plateau people wanted him to continue is good works in the state.

Also speaking at the event, the state APC chairman, Mr. Latep Dabang warned that the campaign office was not meant for the commissioners to come and hang around, ordering them to go to their various local governments and campaign among the grassroots and deliver their councils to APC in the elections.
Dabang also declared that the APC campaign office was the most prominent in the state, noting that other parties can only copy from the APC.

Also speaking, Mr. Pam Dung Gyang, the Governors campaign organisation Director General said, “I see the event as the opening of new era in Plateau.
“Your leadership style and track record show that you have the capacity to take Plateau to the next level. We are assuring you that we are working hard and doing our best to ensure that there is no vacancy in Government House come 2019.

We now have peace in Plateau, barracks have been established, and schools have been established among many other achievements. We shall launch our campaign and all other parties shall go into hiding. “

In November 2017, a prominent PDP governor, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, said he would love to see Buhari re-contest in 2019.

PDP is yet to react at the time of filing this report.

Atiku ,Fayose Hail Peter Obi’s Performance ,Challenge President Buhari To A Debate

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that he is eagerly looking forward to the upcoming presidential debate.

The former Vice-President made this known on Twitter on Friday, December 14, 2018.

According to Channels Television, the presidential debate will hold on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Atiku said “I watched with pride as @PeterObi laid out our vision to get Nigeria working again. Can’t wait for the presidential debate. “

Atiku Abubakar

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I watched with pride as @PeterObi laid out our vision to get Nigeria working again. Can’t wait for the presidential debate. #2019Debate

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Fayose hails Peter Obi’s performance

The Vice-Presidential debate  organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) held on Friday, December 14, 2018, and former Governor Ayo Fayose was impressed.

The former Ekiti state Governor praised the PDP Vice-Presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s performance during the debate for VP candidates.

According to him, Obi showed mastery of the issues relating to the economy of Nigeria.

Fayose said “Delighted that our VP candidate, Peter Obi demonstrated high level of understanding of issues relating to the economy of this country. In PDP, we have brains in abundance, while in the other party, they have lies in abundance. We will surely get Nigeria working again.”

Peter Ayodele Fayose

@GovAyoFayose

Delighted that our VP candidate, Peter Obi demonstrated high level of understanding of issues relating to the economy of this country. In PDP, we have brains in abundance, while in the other party, they have lies in abundance.
We will surely get Nigeria working again.

 

2019 ELECTIONS: PDP sacks Chieftain months before Election

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has sacked Patience Ogodo, The Board Chairman of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation.


Emmanuel Uzor, Umahi’s Chief Press Secretary, who issued a statement on Saturday, said that the sack was sequel to Ogodo’s suspension as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees.

 


Uzor alleged that the PDP’s National Executive Committee had suspended Ogodo for acts inconsistent with her mandate which included: absenteeism and other anti-party activities.
The statement said: “Consequently, Ogodo is directed to hand over all government properties in her possession within 24 hours to the closet person on the board.


“The governor wishes to stress that Ogodo’s suspension was in affirmation of the PDP’s NEC which tried and found her guilty of anti- party activities and other sundry actions.


“This was unbecoming of a board of trustees member from a highly disciplined party like the PDP as it acted in line with the party’s constitution.”
The statement further noted that the governor wished her well in her new political journey.

FREE AND FAIR ELECTION: See The Latest Threat To INEC

The Electoral Umpire in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fingered the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of endangering the lives of its staff  ahead of the crucial General Elections in 2019.

The PDP and the INEC have been trading accusations and counter accusations on alleged plans to rig the 2019 elections.

The opposition party had yesterday alleged that the move by INEC to create polling centers in Internally Displaced Persons’, IDPs, camps in the northern part of the country was a plot hatched by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in connivance with INEC to rig the general elections.

In reaction to the claim, INEC described it as hate speech capable of putting its permanent and ad hoc staff at risk during the elections. Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said that the allegation by the PDP amounts to some form of hate speech.

He said, “I find it distasteful that Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan can deliberately embark on peddling complete falsehood about the Independent National Electoral Commission in this manner, with the sole intent of discrediting all the good efforts being put in place to ensure credible 2019 general elections.

“The story about the possibility of so called Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Chad and Niger republic voting in the 2019 general elections was as a result of a misrepresentation of facts by a newspaper in its story on the Validation Conference in respect of the Framework for Voting for Internally Displaced Persons, held on 12th December in Abuja, for which the Commission had to promptly issue a rebuttal.

“Everybody knows that displaced persons living in foreign countries cannot be regarded as IDPs but refugees and there is no provision in our laws for any Nigerian living outside Nigeria to vote during the 2019 general elections.

“But Kola Ologbondiyan has continued to insist that the Commission is planning to establish 30,000 polling units and give the so-called IDPs in foreign countries the opportunity to vote in the general elections.

“What this man is doing, by implication, is to put the lives of INEC permanent and adhoc staff, especially the young National Youth Service Corps members at risk during the 2019 general elections with his continuous portrayal of the Commission as untrustworthy and fraudulent.

“This is not what Nigerians need at this time. This is certainly not the way to be an excellent spokesperson.

“INEC is not a political party. The Commission is not planning to establish any new polling units anywhere. Our only interest is to conduct free, fair and credible general elections in 2019 and we require the cooperation of all stakeholders, including political parties, to achieve this objective. My strong advice to Kola Ologbodiyan is that he should stop what I can safely describe as hate speech against INEC, for the good of the country and democracy.”

 

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BLOODY BETRAYAL! How Veteran Actor Adebayo Salami Abandoned Son For Buhari Reelection Campaign

Rumors filtering around is of a sad nature. The rumor has to do with veteran Nollywood actor, Adebayo Salami and his son, Femi Adebayo. Salami has been accused of betraying his son ahead of the 2019 general elections. You will recall that his son, Femi Adebayo, who is a lawyer, actor, producer and Trophy ambassador, had been appointed Special Assistant on Arts, Culture and Tourism to the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

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The Governor who was formerly an All Progressives Congress member had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party following his boss, Bukola Saraki’s shocking defection as well. So, all to align, Femi had to defect as well.
Since his appointment as special adviser to the Kwara Government, Femi has been seen with his father on numerous occasions campaigning for the PDP in Kwara state. But it turns out that loyalties have shifted focus as his father has been spotted numerous times with the presidential candidate of the APC, Mohammadu Buhari on several occasions that has raised eyebrows from Nigerians. Even though he denied any affiliation with the president, the latest incident proves otherwise.

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Some prominent Nigerian celebrities on Wednesday pledged their support for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari at an event organised by the Buhari Support Organization tagged “Together Nigeria”, aimed at galvanising support for the re-election of President Buhari in the 2019 general election. And guess what, Adebayo Salami was one of the celebrities spotted at the event. He pledged his support for the Next Level campaign of the president who is an opposition to the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Did father abandon his son after all he had done for him? Has he finally pledged allegiance to his son’s opposition? Please leave your thoughts and comments in the comments below.

 

PDP Planning To Kill Our Staff – INEC

As campaigns for the forthcoming 2019 general elections continues to heat up, the electoral body INEC and political parties  continue allegations and counter allegations on alleged rigging plans.

 The main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday disclose that  the move by the electoral umpire to create polling centers in Internally Displaced Persons’, IDP’s, camps in the northern part  of the country was plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in conjuction with INEC to rig in favour of th ruling party

EC, immediately took objection to this accusation describing it as hate speech capable of putting its permanent and ad hoc staff at risk during the elections. The ruling party, in its reaction said Nigerians were bored and tired of PDP’s daily threatrics and challenged the party tell Nigerians why it should be voted back to power. INEC plans to rig 2019 elections for APC—PDP Firing the first salvo yesterday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, at a press conference noted that all IDP camps in country fall within the catchment area of an already delineated polling unit. According to him, “for the purposes of emphasis, the PDP rejects all forms of fraudulent ‘special arrangements’ tailored to rig this election. Our party insists that elections must only hold in statutorily designated polling centers across our country. The PDP and indeed, Nigerians are not ready to accept any fabricated result from any illegal polling center created to assist President Buhari to rig the election” PDP alleged that the presidency had directed INEC to circumvent the checks by secretly opening illegal voting centers at the desert fringes and remote border lines with Chad and Niger, and use them to achieve its original plans to rig the presidential election.

 

 

“Part of the plot is to use these illegal remote centers, which will not have functional Smart Card Readers, to allow unchecked voting by aliens, and under-age persons as well as provide the unlimited latitude for criminal allocation of fictitious votes for President Buhari and his party, the APC. “Furthermore, it is instructive to inform Nigerians that, as part of the presidency’s rigging plot, INEC has been instructed to deploy defective Smart Card Readers to IDP camps, particularly in some strategic northern states, to pave way for direct manipulations, including alteration of voter register and voting by unregistered persons, particularly, with the foreclosure of incident forms for manual accreditation.

“This grand plot to rig is the essential reason President Muhammadu Buhari has deliberately refused to sign the amendments to the Electoral Act, which among other things checked manual manipulation by insisting on the use of card readers for biometric accreditation of voters and elimination of over-voting. “It is clear that the presidency is desperate to re-enact the same rigging scenario, which, in 2015, allowed 13.5 million unauthorized persons to participate in the Presidential election, paving the way for the illegal allocation of millions of fictitious votes to President Buhari and we urge Nigerians to unite in condemnation of this ignoble scheme. “Our party completely rejects the plan by INEC to substitute biometric accreditation with manual verification on self-recognition and thumbprint on the voters register. “Such primitive method of accreditation only opens the way for unlimited rigging, multiple, under-age and alien voting, as well as ballot stuffing which will afford President Buhari and the APC to manipulate themselves back to power against the wish of majority of Nigerians,” the publicity scribe stressed.

We’re not creating new polling units anywhere—INEC INEC has however debunked the allegations by the PDP that it was working in cahoot with the presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to create “special polling units” for Internally Displaced Persons IDPs with the sole intent to rig next year’s general elections. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu told Saturday Vanguard that the allegation by the PDP amounts to some form of hate speech against the Commission. His words: “I find it distasteful that Mr Kola Ologbondiyan can deliberately embark on peddling complete falsehood about the Independent National Electoral Commission in this manner, with the sole intent of discrediting all the good efforts being put in place to ensure  credible 2019 General Elections.

“The story about the possibility of so called Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Chad and Niger republic voting in the 2019 general elections was as a result of a misrepresentation of facts by a newspaper in its story on the Validation Conference in respect of the Framework for Voting for Internally Displaced Persons, held on12th December in Abuja, for which the Commission had to promptly issue a rebuttal. “Everybody knows that displaced persons living in foreign countries cannot be regarded as IDPs but refugees and there is no provision in our laws for any Nigerian living outside Nigeria to vote during the 2019 general elections. “But Kola Ologbondiyan has continued to insist that the Commission is planning to establish 30,000 polling units and give the so-called IDPs in foreign countries the opportunity to vote in the general elections. “

What this man is doing, by implication, is to put the lives of INEC permanent and adhoc staff, especially the young National Youth Service Corps members at risk during the 2019 general elections with his continuous portrayal of the Commission as untrustworthy and fraudulent. “This is not what Nigerians need at this time. This is certainly not the way to be an excellent spokesperson. “INEC is not a political party. The Commission is not planning to establish any new polling units anywhere. Our only interest is to conduct free, fair and credible general elections in 2019 and we require the cooperation of all stakeholders, including political parties, to achieve this objective. “My strong advice to Kola Ologbodiyan is that he should stop what I can safely describe as hate speech against INEC, for the good of the country and democracy”, he stated. Nigerians bored, tired of PDP’s daily theatrics—APC On its part, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC also accused the PDP of daily trying to whip up sentiments rather than being apologetic for its 16 ruinous years in leadership.

APC said even if the PDP in its trademark arrogance refused to be apologetic and remorseful, the party could do better by telling Nigerians why it should be voted back to power. According to the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, “Are they now saying that all the IDP camps are populated by APC members? Well, if they do not have people to vote for them, why are they in distress? Everyday, they will just come up with one frivolous allegation and that is what they want but we want to discuss issues with them. We want to discuss policies; we want to discuss infrastructure with them.

We want them to tell us why and how they destroyed this country for 16 years and we want to discuss with them what we have done in the past three and a half years. That is what Nigerians want. We want to tell Nigerians what more we want to do going into the next dispensation and not these daily fallacious statements they continue to churn out. “The country is bored and tired of PDP’s theatrics. There is no single day in the past one or two months that they have spoken on what matters to the people of this country. “Let us even take it for granted that they are not appologetic and not remorse about the 16 years of waste under them, but going into the future, what are they promising the people of this country? Is it these daily lies and concoctions that they want Nigerians to vote for?

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MUST SEE! Check out which political party is ready for the 2019 election

The All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party have disagreed over the readiness of both parties for the 2019 general elections.

The PDP on Friday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was not ready for the 2019 general elections, alleging that the President and his party were plotting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the elections.

 

 

The APC, however, denied the allegation and accused the PDP of contacting some Russian agents in the bid to hack INEC’s server during the 2019 general elections.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, warned that there would be dire consequences if the election was rigged because, according to him, Nigerians were ready for change of government and good governance.

He said, “President Buhari is not ready for election. We have about 60 days to the election, yet the APC has not constituted its election campaign committee and the party is not talking to Nigerians on the need to vote for it.

 

 

“The whole world has now seen that the only reason President Buhari has refused to sign the Electoral Bill is because he knows that there is no way he can win in a peaceful, credible, free and fair election. His only hope in contesting the election is getting INEC and security forces to assist him and the APC to rig. For PDP, our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is ready for the election.

The APC, however, insisted that the PDP had contacted some Russian agents in the bid to hack INEC’s server during the 2019 general elections.

 

 

The party said this accounted for why the opposition party desperately wanted President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill.

He said, “The Act we are using now was created by the PDP. They created a law and they are now afraid to use it. That does not sound right. The PDP is playing out what they designed in Dubai. They started with the labour strike on minimum wage in order to cause problems in the country but it did not work; they brought ASUU strike, it did not work and then they tried to instigate fuel scarcity which also did not work.

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VP DEBATE: PDP deprived Nigeria of Infrastructural development

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria suffered major infrastructural deficit in its 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party’s rule. He stated this on Friday in Abuja at the 2019 Vice Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group in collaboration with the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria and Civil Society Organisations.

He added that corruption is the major course of the country`s current challenges which must be tackled head-on.
The said the country’s Gross Domestic Product had consistently gone up under the All Progressives Congress led administration which he added was building the country`s infrastructure, especially the road and rail sector.
While acknowledging issues of poverty in the county, Osinbajo said the administration’s social investment programmes were put in place to address poverty in the country.


He said the administration was investing heavily in power distribution to address problem of electricity in the country
Dr Peter Obi, the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, however, said that job creation remains the key to addressing insecurity and other anti-social vices in the country.


He decried inequality, poverty and high crime rate in the country which he said was caused by unemployment.
Obi stressed that the country`s main problem is its economy which he said is under the preview of the Vice President, adding that he would do all it takes to set the country`s economy on the right footing if his party is voted into office in 2019.


He said: “The vice president has a role to build the economy and make the country work, fighting corruption is not a policy.”
He assured that he would remain loyal to the President and Nigerians, adding that he had never had issues working with people.