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PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by ManirBK: 11:08am On Dec 07
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declared yesterday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar might not vote during its national convention billed for this coming Saturday.

Making reference to the party’s constitution over his eligibility to vote at the convention, the party noted that Atiku would however be allowed to attend and address party members at the convention.

This is even as PDP BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin, has said that the party is waiting for Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other Senators and members of the House of Representatives to return to its fold the way Atiku did.

He further added that the All Progressives Congress (APC) should be grateful to Atiku for not tearing the membership card of the party like former President Olusegun Obasanjo did to signal his exit from PDP.

Jibrin declared that it is too late to micro- zone the position of the national chairman. Atiku who formally returned to the PDP last week had visited the party’s national secretariat on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s

national convention.
Section 8 of the PDP constitution, which

deals on procedure for rejoining the party states: “A person who desires to rejoin the party after leaving it shall – (a) apply to his Ward Secretary for re-admission; and (b) unless given waiver by the National Working Committee, be placed on probation for a period of not less than one year.

“(9) Subject to the provision of Section 8(b), a member on probation shall have the right to attend all meetings of the Party, but shall not be entitled to vote at

such meetings, nor shall he be eligible to contest for elective of ce on the platform of the Party”.

Asked whether Atiku is eligible to vote, the national publicity secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said, “All you need to do is pick up the constitution of the party and see whether Atiku is quali ed to vote or not”.

When pressed further, he said, “First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP. It’s very exciting for all of us. It’s a good omen to everybody in the PDP.

“He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he’s coming back home. His room was never occupied. So, we have opened it for him. “He will be part of this convention. He will even make a speech at the convention but he may not be voting at the convention”. Adeyeye further alleged that some people serving under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration are trying to disrupt their convention.

He added that those behind the plot know that if it is successful, their days in government will be numbered.

Adeyeye who said they have no evidence of Buhari’s involvement in the move however appealed to him to stop his aides.

The PDP spokesman didn’t reveal the individuals involved in the alleged move to disrupt the convention.

He said, “I want to draw your attention to an issue that bother us. We have credible information that some overzealous elements in the government are trying by any means to disrupt the convention of the PDP to make sure this convention does not hold successfully.

“They have been trying every effort but we are happy that we have no information that it is coming from the very top. But some overzealous elements in the administration are bent…It is a very credible information and they are doing everything possible to make sure that this convention is disrupted.

“They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, their days in government are numbered. By the time we hold this convention and our of officers are elected and they take office next year, there will be a floodgate of people even from APC to the PDP.

“This is a credible information and that is why we are appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to please rein in his aides. We have no evidence that the president is aware of this.

“It is happening and we are calling on him to do his own investigation and to call those who are trying to cause this problem to desist because it is capable, not only of destroying this democracy, but also of destroying the country”.

On his part, chairman of PDP’s BoT, Sen Walid Jibrin, said “As the party joyfully welcomes Atiku back to his home PDP, we are equally waiting to receive more members of the APC, including Sen. Kwankwaso, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, APC governors who had earlier left PDP. Thereafter, all of us would unite to take power from APC come 2019”.

On Atiku’s defection, Jibrin said, “APC should remain grateful to Atiku Abubakar, the Wazirin Adamawa, for peacefully resigning with respect without tearing their party membership card, unlike our former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who after ruling Nigeria under the PDP for eight years and after serving as the chairman of the BoT for about Two (2) years, disgracefully tore his membership card”.

He added that it is too late to micro-zone the position of national chairman “considering that after more than Eight (cool aspirants have purchased the forms and are right now about to be screened by the Special Screening Committee.

“They should be allowed to test their fame through the primaries that is about to start on the 9th-10th December 2017. I want to assure our party members that whoever emerged the National Chairman, the BOT is ready to cooperate and work with him for the progress of the party. I wouldliketoreiterateour position that BOT has not anointed any candidates for now”, he added.

Meanwhile, the party has technically barred the states of Anambra and Osun from taking part in the convention because of internal squabbles within the party chapter of the two states.

IBB Optimistic Of Rancour-free Election

Meanwhile, former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, has expressed con dence that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa- led national convention organising committee of the PDP will conduct a process that would be devoid of any rancor. He spoke when the convention committee chairman and Delta State governor led the chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Ahmed Makar , and other top of cials of the party to pay him a visit at his hill top residence in Minna, Niger State.

He said, “I have here the chairman of the caretaker committee, former chairman of Kaduna State, the chairman of convention planning committee, the governor of Delta State with the offcials for the convention.

“I am glad they are working hard and I have seen that they want to make sure that the convention of the PDP is rancor-free, transparent and everybody will be given a level playing ground”.

The former Nigerian leader expressed hope that “PDP will see one of the best convention like never before”.

On the return of former vice president Atiku Abubakar to the PDP, IBB said, “He is a Nigerian; he is allowed to go to any party and our constitution allows it. So, it is not new and there is nothing wrong for a politician to move from one party to another”.

Earlier, Makar disclosed that the visit was in line with the tradition of the PDP where elders and leaders of the party are consulted for the right decisions to be taken.

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by ManirBK: 11:10am On Dec 07
This is the beginning of Waterloo!

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by emmie14: 11:18am On Dec 07
Constitution of the party at work

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by wakaman: 11:42am On Dec 07
Ntoor, early signs of the futility .

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Keneking: 12:05pm On Dec 07
But he would deliver speech grin grin grin

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by holluphemydavid(m): 12:05pm On Dec 07
pishure or adobilivit
Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Alexis11: 12:06pm On Dec 07
Eeya!

Is that not IPOB new god


cheesy

grin

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Primusinterpares(m): 12:07pm On Dec 07
PDP - Papa Deceive Pikin

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by kenbee(m): 12:07pm On Dec 07
See Gbege

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by AbokiAlhaji1: 12:07pm On Dec 07
cool

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Protein0: 12:07pm On Dec 07
Only if the convention can bind the party together again. I forsee a deepened crisis within the SW PDP after the convention.
How I wish PDP & APC divide with halves from one side merging with the other halves from the other side. It won't guarantee good governance but at least, it'll make the electorate more relevant.

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Bede2u(m): 12:08pm On Dec 07
wakaman:
Ntoor, early signs of the futility .
ManirBK:
This is the beginning of Waterloo!
Two illiterates grin
Typical Buhari supporters

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by blackaxe78: 12:08pm On Dec 07
Rubbish!


Someone they should be planning to assassinate.


Its that the best they can do!

Stupid party

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Bolustical: 12:08pm On Dec 07
Bad news for the Athiefchukwus

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Waspy(m): 12:08pm On Dec 07
PDP be forming like teenage girl wey fine boy dey toast. Like they are not happy to have him back

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by jamaicabakare(m): 12:09pm On Dec 07
Buuhahahahaha.... Atiku is no match for Buhari

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Dee60: 12:09pm On Dec 07
They are all at it again.

No comments on the comatose economy.

No new plans or ideas.

Its all about politicians plotting to take power.

When they get the power they appoint their sisters, brothers, friends, cronies and crooked allies who will help them to conceal funds.

They deceive the electorate by eating Rice and ponmo and drinking pure water in satchets. All to win election.

The masses are important only to queue up for votes that may not even count.

Is this democracy or something else? Maybe it is demon-crazy!

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by OMOTOWO(m): 12:09pm On Dec 07
OK i support them on this.definitely he will not be given the mandate to contest the presidential election come 2019

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Alexgeneration(m): 12:10pm On Dec 07
PDP should just make him an ordinary member for one year, then he can enjoy the full benefit of being a full member.



This is to bring sanity in the party where nobody can just defect anyhow.

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by abdelrahman: 12:11pm On Dec 07
Biafrans for atikuchukwu 2019 gringrin, a sorire ooo gringrin

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Proffdada: 12:11pm On Dec 07
grin
Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Stalwert: 12:11pm On Dec 07
Pigs and idiots will not like this

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by sureheaven(m): 12:11pm On Dec 07
Atiku's defection to PDP is too early, very soon or before 2019 we might not hear much of him again. The first shall be the last. APC will now tigthen their devilish belt, put more efforts to better the life of masses, invest more in propaganda solution and begin to adjust from all angles. Atiku will be frustrated in that same PDP and his effort shall be futile before 2019.

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by ipobarecriminals: 12:12pm On Dec 07
grin tongue smiley cheesy wink grin cool cool cool * mama chibuzor! yerem cold Malta. Give 3 to Atiku2019 ,and one each to those public nuisance from pot republic

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by mzHANA(f): 12:12pm On Dec 07
lipsrsealed
Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by correctguy101(m): 12:13pm On Dec 07
wakaman:
Ntoor, early signs of the futility .

You'll be shocked....

When they'll do acrobatical political telemundi and make him the candidate to fly the party flag cum 2019.. hehehehehe

Spend time following up with all this their efforts to stay relevant is just like boiling stone.

Atiku is more relevant than anybody PDP will bring out. And I believe they'll use him to battle Buhari. APC has failed bro... monumentally so

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by classicfrank4u(m): 12:14pm On Dec 07
so he can't contest 2019??
Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by Nellybank(m): 12:15pm On Dec 07
Hahahaha... The beginning to the end of a desperate man

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Re: PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention (leadership) by skydancer: 12:15pm On Dec 07
If he vote news, if he didn't vote (which is exactly normal), news. I tire for journalists and clickbait

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