Peoples Democratic Party
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday inaugurated a national reconciliation committee and campaign councils for the upcoming Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections, scheduled for next month. Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki was assigned to head the reconciliation committee, while the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will serve as the chairman of the party’s campaign council for Kogi. Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed will chair the campaign council for Bayelsa.
A big day for democracy in Nigeria, as the country awaits with bated breath today's ruling by the Presidential election petitions tribunal on the case filed by the Peoples’ Democratic Party's (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the outcome of the February presidential elections. For this discussion, Eze Onyekpere Lead director of Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday played three video clips at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, the claims raised in their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019, presidential election.
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, the President of Court of Appeal, has recused herself from Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had requested that Bulkachuwa recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal due to her alleged ties with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
A Federal High Court in Abuja has held that Senator Godswill Akpabio can retain his office as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District because he did not defect from the People’s Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressive Congress.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were on Wednesday directed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to file a formal application asking the President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday granted the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, permission to serve the processes of the case through a substituted service on President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The permission was granted by the tribunal following an ex parte motion moved by the lead counsel of the PDP, Mr. Chris Uche, SAN.