NASS: Behind The Scene Details of Why Ekweremadu, PDP Fell

Ike Ekweremadu

By Uche Mbah Facts are gradually emerging on the last minute deals that that saw the Peoples Democratic Party in disarray during the inaugural election of the National Assembly. The all Progressives Congress, APC, swept both the upper and lower legislative chambers, with Ahmed Lawan, with Presidency support, emerging the Senate President and Femi Gbajabjamila taking over as Speaker of the house. The Preparation for the elections, as reported by this Magazine, saw the relocation of Bola Tinubu, whose 2023 presidential ambition is no longer hidden, to Abuja to monitor…

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Senate Presidency: PDP Torn Between Ndume/Ekweremadu and Lawan/ Ekweremadu Ticket

Ike Ekweremadu

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Less than 24 hours to the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, several Senate and People’s Democratic party, PDP sources have informed this magazine that the two APC contenders for the Senate Presidency- Senators Ali Ndume and Ahmed Lawan have both acceded to the  Party’s (PDP) condition for support:The return of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President. One of the sources described Senator Lawan’s boast of having been endorsed by 62 Senators as hogwash. “He is just engaging in a mind game.Senator Lawan is  just humouring…

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Ekweremadu Appointed Technical Adviser to Atiku Abubakar

By Uche Mbah The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, has been appointed Technical Adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He is to serve alongside Speaker of the HouseRepresentatives Yakubu Dogara, former Peoples democratic party, PDP Chairman Ahmed Makarfi, and and former governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido. In addition, Lamido was named Chairman, Elders’ Council for the Campaign while Kawu Buraje was appointed Technical Adviser to the chairman Campaign Organisation, Bukola Saraki. Ekweremadu has in recent times been targets of accusations of anti party activities,…

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2019: As PDP May Field Mark/Chidoka ticket, Duke Decamps to SDP

By Uche Mbah The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may finally settle for the duo of David Mark and Osita Chidoka in the forthcoming presidential elections, if feelers reaching this Magazine will be believed. Earlier this week, Mark has picked up his expression of interest and nomination form-a final indication that he will finally contest the election under the umbrella of the PDP. David Mark entrance to the game has substantially changed the political equation. Mark belongs to the group of elite retired military officers whose role in the development of…

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Why APC Offered Ekweremadu, Akpabio Senate Presidency, Vice Presidential Slot

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The source has been informed of how the All Progressives Congress, APC and a cabal around President Muhammadu Buhari dangled irresistible offers before the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpbabio to ditch the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. However, while Ekweremadu out rightly rejected the offers, Akpabio, with eyes on a higher political realm, asked for time to think. Rattled by the defections of 14 of its Senators and 34 House of Reps members to the PDP, the APC national leadership…

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Buhari’s Men Plot Saraki’s Impeachment While Senate is in Recess, To Replace Him With Uzodinma

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu A faction of the troubled All Progressives Congress, APC sympathetic to President Muhammadu Buhari which masterminded the failed coup against Senate President, Bukola  Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu  is not giving up. It has gone back to the drawing board and is set to activate the Plan B of the plot. The Source has exclusively gathered that the first phase of the Plan B involves expulsion of Saraki from the party.The National Working Committee of the APC will in the coming weeks meet where among other…

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Presidential Ticket: PDP/CUPP Settles For Atiku, Favours Obi For VP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Barring an 11th hour reconsideration and recalculations, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be nominated by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP as its standard flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku, a founding member of the PDP returned to the party last November after a sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, APC where he squared up against President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s 2015 presidential ticket. Multiple PDP sources who spoke to The source individually on Atiku’s chances confirmed the party has narrowed its search…

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Omo-Agege: The tale of a failed impeachment attempt.

The unfolding drama involving Senator Omo-Agege at the senate has shown how desperate the Ahmed Bola Tinubu camp of the All Progressives Congress to get their pound of flesh by getting the current leadership senate out of the way has boomeranged in the latest attempt of a section of senators sympathetic to the second term of president to steal the show at he National Assembly. The saga is gleefully referred to as a failed coup in some quarters due to the intrigues surrounding the whole saga. It will be recalled…

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