Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria)

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People's Democratic Party
ChairpersonUche Secondus[1]
SecretaryUmar Ibrahim Tsauri
Chair of Governors ForumAminu Tambuwal
Founded1998; 26 years ago (1998)
HeadquartersWadata Plaza, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
Political positionCentre-right[2]
Colours    Green, white, red
SloganPower to the people
Seats in the House
139 / 360
Seats in the Senate
42 / 109
16 / 36

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is one of the oppositional political party in Nigeria that ruled for 16 years.[3]

Biography[change | change source]

In 1998, the PDP held its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central part of Nigeria. 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. Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) was his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated on 29 May 1999.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Supreme court sacks Sheriff, declares Makarfi authentic PDP chairman - TheCable". 12 July 2017.
  2. Okonta, Ike (12 April 2003). "Nigerians struggle to hold on to their precarious democracy". Taipei Times. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. Campbell, John (2010-01-16). Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-0691-5.
  5. "People's Democratic Party | History, Objectives, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-04-27.