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Reconnect With Women, Youths, Ayu Tells PDP Women Leaders

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator. Iyorchia Ayu, has urged party women leaders to reconnect with women and young people at the grassroots.
Ayu, while speaking at the PDP zonal and State Women Leaders meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, said that without women and youths at the grassroots level, it would be difficult to win any election.
“I want all of you State Women Leaders and Zonal Leaders to lay emphasis on the ordinary woman at the grassroots level. That is where the votes are.
“It is only by mobilising that class of people that we will achieve victory because. I believe women constitute at least 55 per cent of the population if not more.
“Therefore, if we don’t mobilise them properly or you isolate and classify yourself as privileged woman the party will not make any progress.
“Reconnect with the grassroots because the woman and young people are the one that make us win elections,” he said.
He said that PDP must not be a party only in expensive hotels, adding that ordinary citizens at the grassroots must be carried along.
Ayu, said that women were critical to PDP winning 2023 general elections, noting that he was already canvassing that PDP governors should carry them along.
He urged women to come together to play active role in the 2023 general elections and fight for available positions.
He said that the women have the right to contest for every position in the country including the President’s office.
‘ We have a situation where in future maybe 50 per cent of appointive or elective positions will be women.
“For this to happen, you have to fight for it. I want all of you to try to visit the history of women struggle in other countries”, he said.
“Let ordinary woman participates. The party should not be a party of glamorous woman. We welcome glamorous women who are ready to work with ordinary people,” Ayu said.
PDP National Women Leader, Prof. Stella Attoe, said the meeting was meant to articulate how women could form a formidable force with youths and men to win the 2023 general elections.
“Rescuing and rebuilding Nigeria not the agenda of the male folk only. We, as women must come out and play our own parts along with the male folk in getting this country rebuilt,” she said.
The party’s National Youth Leader, Mr Muhammed Suleiman, said that it impossible to play politics without women.
Suleiman urged the women leaders to relate well with the grassroots and help to communicate the party’s objectives and programmes to the ward level. (NAN)

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Ex-Minister, Senator Emerge PDP Senatorial Candidates In Kwara

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Former Minister of Sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has emerged the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for Kwara central senatorial district.
Abdullahi was elected through affirmation by delegates at the PDP’s senatorial primary at Mariam Event Centre, Ilorin.
The national officer that conducted the primary, Hashim Jimoh, announced Abdullahi as the winner, having been returned unopposed.
Also a former Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim was elected as the PDP’s candidate for Kwara south senatorial district.
Ibrahim also emerged through affirmation at the primary in Omu- Aran in Irepodun local government area of the state.
Chairman of PDP in Kwara south, Comrade Bisi Fakayode raised up Ibrahim’s hand after his unanimous election.
Speaking with reporters after his emergence, Abdullahi thanked the PDP stakeholders and delegates for confirming him as Kwara central’s candidate.
He also thanked journalists for their support, adding that :” I do not take your support and that of the PDP’s stakeholders for granted.
Abdullahi assured the people of his constituency of quality representation at the Senate.

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PDP Primary: Two Ondo Senators Fail To Secure Return Tickets

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Two sitting senators from Ondo State, Ayo Akinyelure, and Nicholas Tofowomo, have lost their bid to return to the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
They lost in the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held on Monday in the state.
Akinyelure is representing Ondo Central Senatorial District while Tofowomo represents Ondo South Senatorial District.
In the primary held in Akure, the state capital, Akinyelure came second, polling 58 votes behind Mr Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN, who scored 82 votes.
On the other hand, Tofowomo scored 74 votes behind a former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi, who polled 78 votes in the exercise that held in Okitipupa, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
In the Ondo North Senatorial District, Mr Adetokunbo Modupe, defeated his opponent, Mr Foluso Adefemi, with 124 votes as against 93 votes.
Speaking with journalists after the election, Akinyelure attributed his loss to the influence of the former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who did not support him.
Akinyelure said, “As a ranking Senator and with all I have done for them in Ondo Central Senatorial District, the three ad- hoc delegates that favour Olusegun Mimiko, they gave instructions for them to vote me out. I am happy about this but I know my God will never fail.
“I know what I am talking about. We have six local governments in the central, by the grace of God I am still a sitting Senator. The election was so transparent but I know that with the volume of what I have done for the Ondo Central Senatorial District, I did not expect to be paid this way. But I have a destiny that nobody can stop.”
The winner of the Ondo Central primary, Adedipe, said it was the first time he would be contesting for elective office, calling all members of the party to support him to win the main election in 2023.
He said, “The exercise has been peaceful and very free. It is the PDP that has won and not Ifedayo. It is the party that conducts a free and fair election. My fellow aspirants should see this as a vote for all of us.”

 

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Rivers Dep Gov, Others Win Senatorial Tickets

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Mrs Ipallibo Harry Banigo, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Rivers West Senatorial District election.
Ipalibo, who hails from Degema Local Government Area, scored 264 votes to clinch the party’s ticket for Rivers West.
The senatorial primaries, which held across the three senatorial districts, also produced Allwell Onyesoh as the candidate of the PDP for Rivers East.
Onyesoh, who hails from Etche Local Government Area, was said to have scored 270 votes to earn him the senatorial flag of the party.
The party also gave its ticket for the Rivers Southeast Senatorial District to a former House of Representatives member, incumbent senator Barinada Mpigi.
The state Publicity Secretary of PDP, Sydney Tambari Gbara, who described the exercise as peaceful, said consensus method was used in some areas to elect the candidates.

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