Lagos Chairmanship aspirant, Mansur Obafemi Durosinmi, is dead.

A chairmanship aspirant for Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area in the coming local government elections in the state, Mansur Obafemi Durosinmi, is dead.


The deceased was the immediate pass chairman of the same local government.


The former lawmaker died on Monday, 30th Jamuary, 2017 after a brief illness.


He was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2007.


The late Durosinmi was in his 60s.


He will be buried on Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 at Abari Cemetery, Lagos

Chairmanship: PDP Group Endorses Gbenga Daniel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) New Era has backed a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (OGD), to become the party’s next National Chairman.

Members of the group, who addressed newsmen in Abuja Wednesday, said despite the fact that the party’s zoning committee had zoned the position to the south, the South-west should be given the opportunity to occupy the post for the first time in the history of the party.

The group’s Secretary, Obute Benji, who spoke on behalf of other members, said they had met the former governor who promised to consult widely over the call on him to contest the position.

Benji, who stressed the need to fix the leadership crisis in the PDP so that the party could be set on the path of regeneration and greatness again, said the former governor has the experience to reposition the party.

“Against this backdrop, we, members of PDP New Era had embarked on broad based consultations among party stakeholders, men and women, old and young, leaders and followers on the right person to lead our party to greatness again.

“It was a consensus that since the position of the National Chairman is expected to be filled by the South West for the first time at the coming National Convention, Otunba Gbenga Daniel is the right personality for the position of the National Chairman,” he also said.

“Going by his antecedents, OGD parades all the leadership qualities required to fix our party at this critical time. The leadership our party needs should be of uncompromising integrity, dynamic and sagacious, far sighted and focused with towering capacity of a team builder and player, open and courageous. All these OGD amply and naturally possesses.

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PDP Screens Eight Candidates For Chairmanship Ahead Of NEC

The caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is screening eight candidates ahead of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

The NEC meeting is where a National Chairman for the party is expected to be ratified.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Olisa Metuh, told journalists that the caucus expanded the number of candidates from the initial four submitted by the governors for screening to eight.

According to him, the former Governor of Borno State, Mr Alimidu Sheriff and Mr Nuhu Ribadu have joined the race for the party’s national chairmanship.

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APC Wins All Chairman Positions In Niger LG Councils Poll

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger has won all the 24 Local Government Areas Chairmanship positions in the election conducted on Saturday in the state.



Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Mohammad Abubakar, made the announcement on Sunday in Minna.


He said that the APC won a clear majority of the votes cast in the area councils.


He said that the reports from the commission across the councils indicated a peaceful conduct of election.


Abubakar urged the winners to be magnanimous in victory and work with those that lost.


The details of the result is as follows:

Agaie LG Abdullahi Umaru APC 2225, Yakubu Mohammed PDP 1226; Munya LG Yahuza Mohammed APC 10180, PDP Danjuma Baro PDP 4,980; Mokwa LG Idris Ndasode APC 30930, Mohammed Majin PDP 10,374; Paikoro LG John Ibrahim APC 14,169, Ibrahim Tatiko PDP 5, 618; Chanchaga LG Yusuf Inuwa of APC 16082, Danjuma Masu of PDP 7332 and Rafi LG Gambo kagara APC 23234, Zubairu Ismail PDP 8026.



Rijau LG Bello Bako APC 42984, Gambo Jibo PDP 3398; Shiroro LG Mark Jagaba APC 19774, Adamu Gogo PDP 4064; Tafa LG Ado Abubakar APC 2286, Emmanuel Ibrahim PDP 7189; Bida LG Mohammed Sadiq APC 20735, Kasim Yelwa PDP 339; Wushishi LG Mohammed Bashir APC 17935, Mohammed Isah PDP 359; Edati LG Isah Mamman Zubairu APC 17528 PDP nill and Bosso LG Abdullahi Saidu of PDP 9475 and Isah Wakili of APC 9555.



Gbako LG John Taman APC 22170, Jonah MaiGana PDP 10755; Katcha LG Mohammed Dogo APC 2889, Umaru Ladan PDP 689; Lapai LG Mohammed Mustapha PDP 11299, Usman Mohammed APC 27885; Magama LG Mohammed Auna APC 32361, Buhari Ibeto PDP 5887 and Shiroro LG Mark Jagaba APC 19,744, Adamu Kuta PDP 5484.



Mariga LG Idris Ibrahim APC 48980, Shehu Haruna PDP 4398; Gurara LG Jibrin Isah APC 14370, Isah Chansa APC 5392; Agwara LG Jafaru Mohammed APC 10858, Garba Mohammed PDP 4398; Borgu LG Suleiman Ahmed APC 20694, Muazu Jikatoro PDP 8712 and Kotangora LG Ahmed Attahiru APC 20,951, Salha Attahiru PDP 5774.




Leadership Crisis Rocks PDP Caucus Over House Committee Chairmanship

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives are contemplating passing a vote of no confidence on their leadership over what they described as partisanship and favouritism in the appointments of members of the party into the standing committees of the House.

Sources among the aggrieved PDP lawmakers  mainly from the South-west caucus said that they  are up in arms against the  leadership led by Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor,  over the way the affairs of the caucus are being managed,  alleging that the leaders are running a one man show and  not consulting other members before taking important decision that affect  them.

The lawmaker who wants to remain anonymous  also  accused the leadership of favouring PDP members from the South-south in the appointments made so far including the ongoing constitution of the membership of the standing committee of the House.  They also accused some South-south governors of using money to influence the appointments of South-south members in the minority caucus to juicy House committee chairmanship positions to the detriment of  members  from other zones.

“We (PDP members from the South-west)  are even contemplating pulling out of PDP if the leadership continues to marginalise us in the scheme of things, particularly in the composition of leadership of the committees…”

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PDP Needs “Credible People”, Fayose Reacts To Bala’s Chairmanship Ambition

Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed and Governor Ayodele Fayose have differed on the arrangement for the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In what appeared like a consultation visit on his ambition to become PDP’s national chairman, Bala had on Sunday, visited Fayose at the Governor’ s Lodge in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Governor Fayose, who spoke to journalists shortly after the meeting, said, “It is a normal thing to have ambition. It’s a good development, but in my opinion, I think the party needs the caretaker committee now rather than a substantive chairman.

“Secondly,  we need somebody who can take his time and use this interregnum and put the party into proper position. We do not need somebody, who is trying to just finish the tenure of a former leader.

“The time we are now, is quite a challenging time and it is not a time for someone to say he wants to just complete a tenure. We should allow the caretaker committee to take over and put proper elections in place for new executives of the party.

“You would recall that I told Muazu he had to go and he’s gone now.

“This time we must entrust the party into the hands of credible people who would not use it to redeem their name or for personal gains.

“So, to me, there isn’t  much that a substantive chairman can do in just five months now.

“And I advise that everyone should go back to his base and do the needful at the grassroots. You can even be a leader without followership.”

“ What I also wish to say again is that for me, it is the turn of the Souh-West to be the national chairman of the party

The South-west and the South-South have had their turns and of course he next presidential candidate of the party would be from the north. So I believe it is the turn of the South-West to have the national chairman. We have to allow the north in the party to begin to search for a credible presidential  candidate for the party, “ he said.

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