Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria)
The Peoples Democratic Party is one of the oppositional political party in Nigeria that ruled for 16 years.
|Secretary||Umar Ibrahim Tsauri|
|Chair of Governors Forum||Aminu Tambuwal|
|Headquarters||Wadata Plaza, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja|
|Colours||Green, white, red|
|Slogan||Power to the people|
|Seats in the House|
139 / 360
|Seats in the Senate|
42 / 109
16 / 36
Biography[change | change source]
In 1998, the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central part of Nigeria where they nominated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May 1999.
References[change | change source]
- Campbell, John (2010-01-16). Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-0691-5.
- "Supreme court sacks Sheriff, declares Makarfi authentic PDP chairman - TheCable". thecable.ng. 12 July 2017.
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- "People's Democratic Party | History, Objectives, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-04-27.