Atiku, Obi reject tribunal’s judgment, give reasons

—President Tinubu reacts The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, have rejected Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirming the election of President Bola Tinubu. The Legal Adviser to the Labour Party, Kehinde Edun, vowed to challenge the judgment at the Supreme Court. Also, Atiku’s Lead Counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, said he had received instructions from his client to file an appeal at the Supreme Court. He said “The judgment has been delivered but we have not received justice. Luckily, the law has given us leverage to go

By |September 7th, 2023|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Atiku, Kwankwaso, Obi Discussing Merger To Set Up Formidable Party

Gearing up for possibilities as the country continues its transition process, the trio of Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Peter Obi have begun to discuss the possibility of a merger, with the ultimate goal of setting up a formidable party that can more effectively challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), THISDAY has learnt. The meeting of these three political leaders, which had been going on for a while, it was gathered, started with the one between Atiku, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Kwankwaso, who was the presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) at

By |August 21st, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Atiku, Wike In Fresh War Over Reps’ Minority Leadership

There were indications yesterday that pesidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyensom Wike, may have returned to the trenches over the minority leadership of the 10th House of Representatives. Abubakar and Wike, LEADERSHIP gathered, are supporting different aspirants among the federal lawmakers elected on the platform of the PDP to emerge as leader of the minority caucus in the House of Representatives. It was learnt that the two PDP leaders are leaving no stone unturned to outwit each other in the countdown to the inauguration of the 10th Assembly

Atiku, PDP apply for live coverage of court proceedings

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the just concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, have filed an application for an order to allow the live coverage of the daily court proceedings on the case they brought against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, which begins today. In the motion by his legal team led by Chris Uche, SAN, he specifically appled for “An order directing the Court’s Registry and the parties on modalities for admission of Media Practitioners and their Equipment into the courtroom.” Atiku, who is a two time presidential candidate of the PDP, said the petition was a

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Atiku, PDP Leaders Lead ‘Black Uniform’ Protest At INEC Office In Abuja

—We were robbed in Borno, our election results were changed, says Borno PDP —INEC Heads To Court Over BVAS Re-Configuration The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday stormed the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja for a ‘black uniform’ protest over the outcome of the 2023 presidential elections. The PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates of the party in the just-concluded election, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, including Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State were among leaders of the party that protested

Atiku, PDP disown Wike, Makinde, begin campaign Wednesday

The People’s Democratic Party has finalised plans to inaugurate its presidential campaign council on Wednesday, September 28, regardless of the withdrawal of some party heavyweights and prominent campaign council members led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. The party revealed that all its programmes would be carried out as scheduled, adding that it had no plan to suspend them for any reason. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, disclosed this to The PUNCH in Abuja on Thursday. The party made this position known after a series of meetings by its leadership between Wednesday and Thursday, following the

By |September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal in proxy war over PDP Presidential Ticket

Proxy war among contenders for the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gathering steam, it was learnt yesterday. Those who have signified interest for the opposition party’s slot include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate presidents Pius Anyim and Bukola Saraki, governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi). Others are: former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso; industrialist Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa and Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu. Atiku’s former aide and political associate Segun Sowunmi fired the first salvo in his letter to the PDP Governors Forum last week, asking the party to reject “kindergarten

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2023: Don’t contest, age not on your side – Ohanaeze chieftain tells Tinubu, Atiku, Osinbajo

Chuks Ibegbu, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should not run for President in 2023. Ibegbu said Tinubu and Atiku should drop their ambition due to their age. Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Ibegbu said Atiku, Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should pick a credible presidential candidate from the Southeast. He noted that the rigorous nature of the Presidency wouldn’t allow the likes of Tinubu and Atiku to perform optimally at their age. Ibegbu’s comment

Atiku, Saraki, Lamido’s Presidential Ambitions Shaky As PDP Govs hijack Party’s Structure

ABUJA- Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ex- Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido may have had a foretaste of what await them in their rumoured 2023 Presidential ambitions. At the just concluded national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja; governors showed their might as they literally handpicked members of the next National Working Committee, NWC, and other national officers of the party. Atiku, Saraki and Lamido, Vanguard gathered, did everything possible to drum support for Olagunsoye Oyinlola who vied for the office of the deputy national chairman (South) against

By |October 31st, 2021|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Atiku, Saraki oppose Mark as PDP national chair

  DESPITE widespread support for former Senate President, David Mark, for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, are still opposed to his emergence, The PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered in Abuja, on Sunday, that although most stakeholders including the PDP-Governors Forum and the Board of Trustees, have endorsed Mark for the position, the two-party chieftains are said to prefer a candidate from the North West. A new twist was also added to the chairmanship race with news that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom,

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments
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