Atiku to PDP: Mobilise Nigerians to resist threat to democracy

Onyekachi Eze   Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on the party to mobilise Nigerians to resist what he described as threat to the nation’s democracy, unity and development. Atiku spoke yesterday at the 87th emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja. The meeting, which was the first this year, was boycotted by 12 of PDP governors. Apart from Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Adamu Fintiri (Adamawa) and Bello Mattawalla (Zamfara), all the other governors were…

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Political repression, intolerance unhealthy to democracy – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has decried what he called a climate of political repression across the country by the federal and state governments and other powerful individuals, who, he said, use security agencies to arbitrarily detain their critics without formal arraignments before the courts. Atiku, in a statement yesterday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, said incidents of detention without trial and the disappearance of social media activists who are critical of governors, is disturbing and contradicts the basic standards of true democratic practices around the world. The former…

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Seven months after, Atiku returns to Nigeria 

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhjai Atiku Abubakar returned to Nigeria on Monday after seven months stay in Dubia. Coincidentally, Monday was his 73rd birthday. His media adviser, Paul Ibe, posted on his Twitter page picture of Atiku and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi when the latter came to welcome him and wish him happy birthday. But Ibe said Atiku came back to Nigeria not just to mark his birthday but to attend the seventh day prayer of his aide, Umar Pariya. Pariya,…

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Supreme Court delivers first ruling against Atiku, PDP

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered its first ruling against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku and his party are before the apex court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 poll. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who leads the seven-man panel of the apex court, in the lead ruling consented to by other members, overruled Atiku and his party’s request that their seven interlocutory appeals should be heard after the main one must…

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Buhari vs Atiku: PDP Reps allege plot to influence CJN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has alleged that there are attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to influence the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad in the selection of justices to hear the presidential election appeal at the Supreme Court. The caucus said throughout the 16 years of PDP’s rule, it never at any time dictated the selection of panel members to the Chief Justices. In a statement jointly signed by the caucus leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda; deputy caucus leader,…

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N360m: Chibok girls on my scholarship not in FG’s budget – Atiku

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said the N360 million proposed in this year’s federal budget for Chibok school girls in America University of Nigeria (AUN), was not for students on his scholarship. The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, has proposed this sum for the “specialised education programme” of the Chibok girls rescued by the Federal Government. Atiku is the proprietor of AUN, and in 2014, while seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), offered scholarship to 15 kidnapped…

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Atiku mourns political activist, Stanley Nwabia

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday mourned late political activist, Stanley Nwabia. In a tweet, he personally signed, Atiku said Nwabia’s death was sobering. He tweeted: “It is a cause for sobering emotions to read about the sudden demise of @MrStanleyNwabia. A patriotic Nigerian and forthright supporter of our great party. God Almighty console his family and may his soul Rest In Peace – AA.” Nwabia is one of the well known social activists on social media, especially Twitter, where the news…

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Atiku mourns political activist, Stanley Nwabia

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday mourned late political activist, Stanley Nwabia. In a tweet, he personally signed, Atiku said Nwabia’s death was sobering. He tweeted: “It is a cause for sobering emotions to read about the sudden demise of @MrStanleyNwabia. A patriotic Nigerian and forthright supporter of our great party. God Almighty console his family and may his soul Rest In Peace – AA.” Nwabia is one of the well known social activists on social media, especially Twitter, where the news…

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Presidential poll: Atiku thanks Nigerians, calls for more support

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support during the 2019 presidential election, saying he owe his success in life to Nigeria. Atiku, who spoke for the first time since the September 11 judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, said he enjoyed the support and solidarity of Nigerians from all walks of life since he declared to contest the presidential election on July 21, 2018. “Nothing good comes easy, and…

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Buhari group tells Atiku to stop wasting money in courts

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The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has criticised the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the February 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s petition at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and his subsequent resolve to appeal at the Supreme Court. The group  described the move as a waste of his and government’s resources. According to the group, Atiku’s petition was slipshod, lacked any substance and is bound to fail again. In a statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the Buhari group stated that those who were…

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