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Babangida Aliyu: All PDP candidates are sellable

A former Niger State Governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has declared that all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that emerged from the national convention and state primary elections “are sellable candidates that will win the 2019 general election”.

2019: PDP presents certificates of return to 41 candidates in Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday presented certificates of return to all the 41 candidates that won its primary elections and will fly the party’s flag in the 2019 general election.

2019: Niger PDP releases final list of candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has released its candidates for all the elections slated for 2019 with its gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Umar Nasko topping the list.

PDP: Ayodele Fayose has no reason to leave party

Mr Tanko Beji, Chairman of the PDP in Niger, has said that outgoing Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has no reason to leave the party over the outcome of the National Convention.

PDP: We are prepared to take governance back in Niger

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), says it is ready to take governance back in Niger State, come the 2019 general elections.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Niger PDP: Atiku Abubakar is next Nigeria’s President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has described the outcome of the National Convention of the party held, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last weekend, as the ‘manifestation of the wish of delegates at the convention,’ saying that the Adamawa-born politician would be the next president of the country.
Atiku Abubakar

Niger PDP hails Atiku Abubakar, lauds peaceful conduct of national convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of its National Convention in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last weekend, saying the result is a manifestation of the wishes of delegates at the convention.
Umar Nasko

Primary: Umar Nasko wins PDP governorship ticket

Minna, the Niger State capital, was on Sunday agog as delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party overwhelmingly elected the 2015 governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko, as the party’s candidate for the 2019 general elections.

2019: Niger PDP endorses David Mark

Niger State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful unanimously endorsed presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, for the 2019 polls.

Niger PDP holds guber primary Sunday

The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is set to conduct its primary election to pick the candidate that will fly its flag in next year’s governorship election on Sunday.

Aminu Tambuwal: I will not run a clannish government

The Governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said job creation for the teeming youth population and women development would be given to priority by his government if elected president in 2019 general elections.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal: PDP must present candidate with comparative advantage over APC

Ahead of next week’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has advised the party to ensure that it produces a ticket that has comparative advantage over that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming presidential election if very must be achieved.

Senator Kwankwaso calls on PDP presidential aspirants to unite to avoid implosion

A former governor of Kano State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that all presidential aspirants on the party’s platform must unite to avoid its implosion after the national convention of the party.

Eight PDP Niger Assembly aspirants returned unopposed

Ahead of Saturday’s primary election for the nomination of candidates to fly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag in the Niger State House of Assembly election in 2019, eight aspirants have already being returned unopposed for the contest.
Umar Nasko

Ex-Govenor Babangida Aliyu’s ex-aide joins Niger guber race

Umar Nasko, the Chief of Staff to former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Saturday presented his letter of intent to run for governor under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state.

Niger PDP dares State Assembly over defected APC lawmaker’s seat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Niger State, has given the state’s House of Assembly two weeks within which to reverse its decision declaring the seat of the member representing Tafa constituency Alhaji Danladi Iyah vacant or face legal action.

Ex-Governor Bafarawa: EFCC is manned by unqualified professionals

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa has on Monday disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is manned by unqualified professionals who need to be well trained.

PDP: Teargassing of Governor Fayose rape on democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the recent teargassing of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, by operatives of the Nigeria Police was a rape on democracy.

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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

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Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

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