Nigeria's Ruling Party Fails to Choose Leader


The Peoples Democratic Party has failed to reach a consensus on a new chairman for its Board of Trustees, according to reports. However, the incumbent secretary, Senator Jibril Wali, has retained his position. Party officials denied that some PDP governors had been planning to unseat the current PDP chairman, Bamanga Tukur.
  • Nigeria:  No Plan By Governors to Remove PDP National Chairman, Says BoT Member

    Leadership, 9 January 2013

    There are no plans by the governors of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) to remove the party's National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, as speculated in some quarters, an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why We Did Not Elect BoT Chair - PDP

    Vanguard, 9 January 2013

    The Peoples Democratic Party has explained that it deferred the election of its chairman of the Board of Trustees in order to align members of the board to ensure that whoever ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP Fails to Produce BoT Chair

    Leadership, 9 January 2013

    A meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to elect its Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa could not yield any positive result ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  How Mark Plotted Ali's Exit From PDP BoT Chairmanship Race

    This Day, 10 January 2013

    Power play and intrigues on Tuesday night characterised the meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) that sought to find a successor to former ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Plan By Governors to Remove PDP National Chairman, Says Gana

    Vanguard, 9 January 2013

    There are no plans by the governors of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) to remove the party's National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, as speculated in some quarters, an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Again, PDP Defers Election of BoT Chairman

    This Day, 9 January 2013

    For the second time in one month, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday failed to reach a consensus on who should chair its Board of Trustees (BoT). read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tukur, PDP Chairman, Admits Rifts Within

    This Day, 9 January 2013

    National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has admitted that there are rifts within the party but efforts are being made to rectify the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP - Angry Tukur Blasts NWC Members - Says They Are Traitors

    Vanguard, 10 January 2013

    EMBATTLED Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, yesterday, described the reinstatement of the sacked Adamawa State Executives of the party by the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Calls for Even Development Nation-Wide

    Vanguard, 10 January 2013

    FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday, said the country would not move forward or progress without even distribution of resources, condemning what he described as lopsided ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2015 - Obasanjo Warns Party Leaders Against Moneybag Politicians

    This Day, 10 January 2013

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun West senatorial district to be wary of moneybag politicians, who ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Crack in Adamawa PDP Snowballs Into National Crisis

    Daily Trust, 10 January 2013

    The little crack that appeared on the walls of the Adamawa PDP in 2005, has not only widened but is threatening to tear the national secretariat of the PDP apart. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fayemi Not Moved By PDP's Antics

    This Day, 10 January 2013

    Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, in this interview with journalists in Lagos, spoke on some political developments in the state and the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Summons PDP NWC Over Adamawa Crisis

    Leadership, 10 January 2013

    A swift intervention by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in the crisis rocking the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have prevented the dispute from taking ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Two Parallel PDP Chairmen Emerge in Adamawa

    Leadership, 10 January 2013

    Anxiety has gripped Adamawa State as two parallel Chairmen of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerges yesterday with each claiming to be the legally substantive Chairman in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tension Brews in PDP Headquarters Over Adamawa

    Leadership, 10 January 2013

    Following the dissolution of the Adamawa State Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the cancellation of the congresses it held by the party leadership, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Absent As PDP's BoT Meeting Begins

    This Day, 8 January 2013

    The 42nd meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commenced at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Tuesday night without former ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ACN - PDP-Led FG Desperate to Stop Opposition Merger

    This Day, 9 January 2013

    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government of embarking on plots to scuttle the merger plans of opposition political ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ACN Alleges Plot By PDP to Scuttle Merger of Opposition

    Vanguard, 8 January 2013

    Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has alerted the nation over alleged desperate plans by the ruling People's Democratic Party, PDP, to discredit and silence key opposition leaders ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nasarawa PDP Official Defects to CPC

    Daily Trust, 9 January 2013

    Abubakar II, has decamped to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP Has No Faction in Ondo'

    Daily Trust, 9 January 2013

    The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ondo State yesterday said the party has put the issue of faction behind it as it has sacked the group that once claimed to be a faction of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ekiti PDP Crisis Deepens, Secretary Suspended

    Daily Trust, 9 January 2013

    The crisis rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deepened as the party on Monday suspended its secretary, Dr Tope Aluko, for 30 days for alleged ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Adamawa and the PDP Crisis

    Daily Trust, 9 January 2013

    When the crisis in the Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party reached fever pitch just before Christmas, I noted that Adamawa was once again the home of a crisis whose ripple effect ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP NWC Members Reverse Tukur On Adamawa Sec

    This Day, 9 January 2013

    A crack has emerged among the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the crisis in the Adamawa State chapter of the party. read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP Dissociates Itself From Ongoing Adamawa State Congress

    Leadership, 8 January 2013

    The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from the ongoing Adamawa State congress. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governors Floor Tukur - Reinstate Sacked Adamawa PDP Exco

    Vanguard, 9 January 2013

    National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday bowed to pressure from governors elected on the party's platform and made a U-Turn on its earlier decision by ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  How We'll Crush PDP in 2015 - Opposition Parties

    Vanguard, 9 January 2013

    DETERMINED to beat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the 2015 presidential polls after suffering a series of defeats collectively and individually since 1999, opposition ... read more »

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