A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, has indicated his interest to pilot the affairs of the party in the wake of the resignation of the former National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. Bitrus, who holds a PhD, had on many occasions delivered his local government area for the PDP in his home state in spite of the domineering force of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) now All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. As a former Director of International Negotiation and Capacity Building at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bitrus assured the party faithful that he has what it takes to navigate the PDP through the turbulent waters and achieving a united and all-inclusive party that would clinch victory at the next elections. The chairmanship aspirant, who is believed to have the backing of the presidency and some PDP stalwarts, is currently the Organising Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum. Sources close to the aspirant yesterday told THISDAY that President Goodluck Jonathan would need his assistance and pedigree to again bring on board the strong support enjoyed at the last 2011 elections from the northern minorities through his leadership.
A former member of the House of Representative, Hon. Binta Masi Garba, has emerged the Chairman of the Adamawa State All Progressives Congress (APC). Garba emerged through consensus arrangement following the conduct of the state congress on Wednesday. In the history of the state, it was the first time a woman would lead […]
AFTER three days of intense debates, the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, Thursday, scaled through second reading against the backdrop of stiff opposition, especially by lawmakers from the North, who vowed that the bill will not see the light of the day. Senate President, David Mark, however, urged lawmakers not to be divided on the […]
As the momentum towards the February 2015 presidential election picks up speed, the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has begun subtle moves to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party's presidential primary to be held later in the year. Accordingly, Nigerians have been inaundated […]