Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria)

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The Peoples Democratic Party is one of the oppositional political party in Nigeria that ruled for 16 years.[1]

People's Democratic Party
ChairpersonUche Secondus[2]
SecretaryUmar Ibrahim Tsauri
Chair of Governors ForumAminu Tambuwal
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
HeadquartersWadata Plaza, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
Political positionCentre-right[3]
Colours    Green, white, red
SloganPower 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.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Campbell, John (2010-01-16). Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-0691-5.
  2. "Supreme court sacks Sheriff, declares Makarfi authentic PDP chairman - TheCable". 12 July 2017.
  3. Cite error: The named reference taipei was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  5. "People's Democratic Party | History, Objectives, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-04-27.