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PDP PRESIDENTIAL TICKET: Atiku, Saraki, Ta mbuwal, Kwankwaso in tight race
Sat, 06 Oct 2018

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It is an interesting but fierce battle today as former political allies as well as foes battle for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), FELIX NWANERI and WALE ELEGBEDE report

It is a crowded race for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the main opposition party holds its national convention today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to elect it presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections. The build-up to the party’s primary has been charcterised by power-play and intrigues given the vast number interested in the ticket.

Today’s contest could be likened to the 1998 convention in Jos, Plateau State in which Chief Olusegun Obasanjo emerged as the party’s candidate for the 1999 presidential election as other presidential primaries between then and 2015 have been to affirm a sitting president seeking for a second term, or one, in which an incumbent used party machinery to affirm his anointed. Thirteen aspirants are contesting the primaries to fly the party’s flag in the presidential election billed to hold on February 16, 2019 and their fate would be decided by 3,619 delegates expected to vote at the convention. They are former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Senate President, David Mark; Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe). Others former Governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna) and Jonah Jang (Plateau); former minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki and a former senator, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Ordinarily, the race for the PDP presidential ticket would not have been intense as it is being an opposition party, but recent developments in the polity have buoyed its leadership and members and as a result, raised the party’s hope of regaining the presidency, which it lost in the 2015 general elections. First, the party was able to resolve the leadership crisis it was plunged into immediately after the last general elections. The battle for the control of the PDP between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi almost brought the party to its knees and it took the Supreme Court’s judgement of July 12, 2017, that sacked Sheriff to resolve the intractable leadership crisis which lasted for about 14 months. That consequently paved the way for a rebuilding process that commenced with the August 12 non-elective convention of the party. It was at the convention that the December 9, 2017 date was agreed on for the party’s elective convention to choose a new National Working Committee (NWC) to take over from the National Caretaker Committee. The elective convention saw the emergence of a former acting National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus as national chairman and it has been rebuilding of the former ruling party since then. Most significant in the confidence that members of the PDP have going into the 2019 elections is the recent return of its bigwigs, who dumped it for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 poll. They include Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal and Kwankwaso. Others are Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Abdulfattah Ahmed (Kwara),

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Osun election: Aregbesola, gov-elect, meet Buhari in Abuja
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Policemen at Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday teargassed leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protesting the conduct of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. The demonstrators, who were led by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, had earlier visited the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where they were received []The post Osun election: Aregbesola, gov-elect, meet Buhari in Abuja appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian president irresponsible, most reckless in the world ‘Rev. Kukah
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Revd Matthew Kukah, yesterday described Nigerian presidents as the most reckless with power in the world. Also, Kukah said no president in the world could be as irresponsible as that of Nigeria. Delivering the annual lecture to mark the Ulefunta/ Oyemekun festival in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the cleric []The post Nigerian president irresponsible, most reckless in the world ‘Rev. Kukah appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ANN elects Olawepo-Hashim as presidential candidate
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has announced the election of Mr. Gbenga Oiawepo-Hashim as the presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. The party said the decision was arrived at a special national convention held in Abuja last Wednesday as unanimously decided by a total of 593 eligible voters from 27 states across the []The post ANN elects Olawepo-Hashim as presidential candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC crisis: Buhari against automatic tickets ‘El-Rufai
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was against the issuance of automatic tickets to aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor stated this while speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. El-Rufai said he []The post APC crisis: Buhari against automatic tickets ‘El-Rufai appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Agbaje wins Lagos PDP primary, dares APC
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
After a keenly contested primary that lasted more than 24 hours, a pharmacist turned politician, Jimi Agbaje, eventually won the Lagos governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 1,100 votes. Agbaje, who was the party’s candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state, defeated Deji Doherty, who polled 742 votes. Only []The post Agbaje wins Lagos PDP primary, dares APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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we won’t be intimated ‘PDP
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the unprovoked attack of its leaders by men of the lNigeria Police Force would not deter it from confronting and protesting against election rigging and other electoral malpractice in the country. In a statement by its National Pubilicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP described yesterdays police attack as dastardly and []The post ‘ we wont be intimated ‘PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Presidential candidate PDP should vote, by Clark, Adebanjo, Nwodo, others
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Ahead of today’s presidential election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has tasked the opposition party to present a candidate who will restructure Nigeria In a statement issued yesterday by the Forum and signed by its leaders, Chief E.K Clark, South-South; []The post Presidential candidate PDP should vote, by Clark, Adebanjo, Nwodo, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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3,619 delegates to elect PDP presidential candidate
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
party commits aspirants to peace accord Some aspirants likely to step down at convention ground About 3, 619 delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are already in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, to elect the party’s []The post 3,619 delegates to elect PDP presidential candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP must get it right now ‘Bode George
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has urged leaders and members of the leading opposition party to heed the voice of the people ahead of today’s presidential primaries election, stating that the handlers of the party and the election must ensure that fairness, justice, truth, and sincerity of []The post PDP must get it right now ‘Bode George appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’m back in PDP to seek true democracy ‘Imansuangbon
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Mr. Kenneth Imansuangbon is a known politician in Edo State who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of politics. He has contested Edo governor’s position under different political platform. In this interview with OJIEVA EHIOSUN he gave reasons why he decided to dump All Progressives Congress for Peoples Democratic Party again, describing []The post I’m back in PDP to seek true democracy ‘Imansuangbon appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Owolabi: My VC became my friend following 1980 AFCON TRIUMPH
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Former international Felix Owolabi, in this interview with TIMI MATTHEW, spoke on sundry issues including his time in the national team and why the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr should plan for life after captain Mikel Obi. Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has opted out of the game against Libya and some people []The post Owolabi: My VC became my friend following 1980 AFCON TRIUMPH appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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WorldRemit’ll develop sports in Africa ‘Mujakachi
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Pardon Mujakachi, the Head of Southern Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria & Ghana, WorldRemit, in this interview said the current programme organised by the organisation for coaches was a way of developing their immediate community. He spoke to CHARLES OGUNDIYA. Excerpts’ What is the Arsenal and WorldRemit Future Stars Coaching programme about’ Future Stars is a []The post WorldRemitll develop sports in Africa ‘Mujakachi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles condemned to win against Libya, says Akinwunmi
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, has said the Super Eagles are condemned to win their double header against Libya in the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles, currently with three points after two matches, will take on the leaders, Libya, on October 13, in Uyo, with the second []The post Eagles condemned to win against Libya, says Akinwunmi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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LeBron James: I can play any style
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has played 44,298 regular-season minutes and 10,049 playoff minutes in his illustrious career, but he says he will still be able to play at a fast pace during his first year in Purple and Gold. It dont matter for me, James said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. I can []The post LeBron James: I can play any style appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria Sports Award: Nomination closes on Sunday
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Organizers of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award, Unmissable, Incentives Limited, has announced that the nominations of sportsmen and women for the various categories of awards for the 2018 edition would close on October 7, 2018. Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Kayode Idowu, disclosed this while briefing the media on developments about the 2018 edition of []The post Nigeria Sports Award: Nomination closes on Sunday appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Libyan players that can hurt Eagles
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
AJIBADE OLUSESAN, in this piece, unveils some of the Libyan players that can hurt the Super Eagles of Nigeria when the two sides meet in an AFCO N 2019 qualifiers later in the month. Mohamed Saltou (striker) At 1.97m, Saltou provides that area threat that can hurt any team. He was quite unfortunate not []The post Libyan players that can hurt Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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D’Tigress rise in FIBA rankings
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
D’Tigress impressive showing at the justconcluded FIBA Womens World Cup in Spain has been rewarded with a big leap on the global ranking as they are now the 19th best team in the world. The African champions, who reached the quarterfinals where they succumbed to the eventual winners, USA moved up 15 places for their []The post DTigress rise in FIBA rankings appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Siasia: Eagles should study Libya well
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has suggested that Nigeria need to study Libya very well in order to come out tops of their double AFCON qualifiers next week. Siasia, a former Nigeria internatonal, urged Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr, to make himself familiar with the Libyans’ style and tactics in order to stand any chance []The post Siasia: Eagles should study Libya well appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Joshua will hold titles for long time ‘Klitschko
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Anthony Joshua will hold his world heavyweight titles for a very long time, says former champion Wladimir Klitschko. Briton Joshua, 28, is the IBF, WBO and WBA champion and beat Klitschko by knockout in April 2017. We will see how much and how big his desire is to stay successful, said Klitschko. Its easy to []The post Joshua will hold titles for long time ‘Klitschko appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rohr banks on youthfulness, talents to beat Libya
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, is banking on the abundant pool of talents as well as the youthfulness of his team to triumph over Libya when the two nations clash in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The 65-year-old German gaffer categorically stated that he needs positive results in the double header against the []The post Rohr banks on youthfulness, talents to beat Libya appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Anfield showdown: Klopp, Guardiola rekindle rivalry
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The star match in the English Premier League this weekend will see Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, two charismatic managers, face off again at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool and Manchester City renew their rivalry. Both managers are having their impact felt in the league this season and it’s not by accident that they are []The post Anfield showdown: Klopp, Guardiola rekindle rivalry appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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