The supplementary election in Southern Ijaw Local Government and 102 polling units across six other local government areas of Bayelsa State – Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe, Sagbama, Yenagoa and Ogbia – scheduled for today has commenced. The Peoples Democratic Party’s Governor Seriake Dickson is leading former Bayelsa governor and APC aspirant, Timipre Sylva by 81,929 votes to 56,514 votes. They will, today, battle for the southern Ijaw’s 158, 827 votes.
You will recall that the election was cancelled in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on December 7, 2015 as a result of violence, ballot box snatching and stuffing, harassment and abduction of electoral officials.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ‘new’ pump prices of petrol as announced on Tuesday by the federal government as very meagre and cannot justify the claim on subsidy removal by the APC -led administration. Continue reading →
The Peoples Democratic Party alleged on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s responses at the Wednesday’s Presidential Media Chat were not only embarrassing but also further exposed him as an unrepentant tyrant who had no regard for the rule of law. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, also said the President confirmed his alleged partisanship in the much-vaunted war against corruption by openly absolving his ministers and party members of corrupt practices. Continue reading →
The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has dismissed media reports that the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has resigned his appointment and membership of the Federal Executive Council. The minister reportedly resigned from the FEC in order to pursue his governorship ambition in Rivers State.But the PDP in the state said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday that Wike was still in charge of the education ministry at the federal level.
The statement read,
“The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party has been drawn to some media publications and speculations in some quarters alleging that the Honourable Supervising Minister for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has resigned his position as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The party wishes to state that the minister has not resigned his membership of the Federal Executive Council and has not at the moment contemplated doing so. He remains the Supervisory Minister for Education.The PDP therefore calls on its members and the general public to discountenance this concocted, false, misleading and calumnious speculation, which we are aware, is a creation by mischief makers and enemies of the minister and the party.”
It further warned members of the party not to be deceived by falsehood from political opponents, particularly the All Progressives Congress.