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Anambra Guber Election: Anenih’s Wife, Andy Uba, Fmr NANS President Lead 20 Other Aspirants For PDP Ticket

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pdp-logoSo far, about twenty-three aspirants have signified interest to be the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 16, 2013, and have purchased the expression of interest forms.

Leading the pack of those who have signified their interest by picking up the forms at N1 million each are Josephine Anenih, former PDP Woman National leader and wife of the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih; chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and former aide to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Andy Uba and the coordinator of Foreign Affairs at the PDP national secretariat, Agape Kramer.

Others are a former member of the House of Representatives, Nicholas Ukachukwu; a former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and PDP chairman in Anambra, Tony Nwoye; a former Senator, Emmanuel Anosike; and Chairman, Gocuz Group of Companies, Obinna Uzor.

The national leadership of PDP had during a meeting with party stakeholders in Anambra State last week, kick started the process towards the selection of its governorship candidate for the election with the release of the guidelines for the primaries beginning with the sale of expression of interest forms between July 18 and 19.

Sale and return of the duly completed nomination forms was fixed for August 1 to 5, while the primaries and possible run-off was slated for August 24.

The party will submit the name of its eventual candidate to INEC on August 30.

Although the cost of nomination forms has not been made known officially, sources said it may go for N5 million.

At a meeting with the party leadership at its Wadata Plaza national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, all the aspirants were said to have resolved to subject themselves to the often tricky process of party primaries as against picking of a consensus candidate.

They were also reported to have resolved to rally round whoever emerges as the party’s candidate just as they agreed not to dump the PDP for other parties in protest of the outcome of the primaries.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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