The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would only recognise and deal with 18 political parties and further insisted that all 74 parties that were deregistered on February 6, last year, would remain deregistered until the Supreme Court decides otherwise.
Former President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Friday, appealed to Nigerians to give the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, another chance to lead the country in 2023. Saraki who made the appeal in Asaba, Delta state while inaugurating DLA Road, adjoining streets and Government Primary School, Junior Staff Quarters, Asaba, built by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said Nigeria was currently in bad shape, with alarming cases of insecurity and economic challenges.
Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have on Thursday have pledged support for the Federal Government in its efforts to curb the spate of insecurity in the country. This was made known by Sokoto’s Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who is also chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting at the Sokoto Governor's Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja. “It was a very productive meeting. We reviewed the situation of the country, the security challenges in the country.
The 2019 Election Review Committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to appraise the performance of the party in the last general election has recommended to the party that it should allow interested members of the party to throw in their hats, irrespective of their geo-political zones. The Governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, who is the chairman of the committee made the recommendation at the party secretariat in Abuja yesterday, while presenting his report to the National Working Committee (NWC).
The Senate has resolved to amend laws that infringe on the rights of women in Nigeria, cutting across major laws such as the electoral acts, police, labour, political parties constitution, Federal Character laws as well as the 1999 constitution. This decision was made during Wednesday’s plenary session following the motion considered on the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated on March 8 themed “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world #Choose To Challenge”. The motion was sponsored by Senator Betty Apiafi, representing Rivers-West, and co-sponsored by seven other senators. She said IWD is a day for women to take action “to continue to break barriers limiting gender equality” in Nigeria.