PDP Splits: Seven governors, Oyinlola, Atiku, Baraje, others form new faction

Oyinlola is National Secretary of new PDP faction.

Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party has finally officially split into at least two factions.

A new faction, consisting of seven of the party’s 23 governors has announced that it has taken over the party.

At a press briefing in Abuja, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, a former acting National Chairman of the PDP, was announced as the leader of the new faction of the party.

The press briefing was attended by at least seven governors including those of Kano, Sokoto, Rivers, Jigawa, Kwara, Adamawa, and Niger.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was also at the press briefing.

A former Osun State Governor and National Secretary of the PDP, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, was announced as the National Secretary of the new PDP faction.

The party leaders said they took the decision to salvage the PDP from those who have hijacked it.

List of New PDP Factional National Leadership

National Chairman — Abubakar Kawu Baraje

Deputy National Chairman — Dr. Sam Sam Jaja

National Secretary — Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

According to the new Chairman, Mr. Baraje, the other officers are to be announced on Monday.


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  • Afam

    PT stop deceiving people with your lies from the headline,those group with Atiku formed the new registered party PDM ,so there is no other PDP than GEJ lead PDP now with Tukor as its head others are fake…

    • Ayo Kellany

      I here you

    • Ayo Kellany



      No amount of spin will save the PDP! It seems the party needs to die for Nigeria to survive!

    • Efe1

      Afam dust your CV and look for a job! This PDP jamboree is at an end. The grave is ready, the bearers are ready, and the coffin is being adjusted. We will be laying PDP to painful rest soon.

      • Afam

        Mr man i am my own Boss i don’t need to leak anybody boot for a job,am not you internet soldier..

        • Efe1

          I can’t see how your biz will do well with this kind of twisted, prehistoric mindset you have. Maybe you are a pimp.

          • Afam

            Well am not bragging as you.Try and establish yours and pay tax..

          • Efe1

            You pay tax and you are a member of PDP! Ok now I know what biz you do.

          • Afam

            Now you know bragger….

  • greenlight774

    @afam_4real23:disqus This is the best thing to happen to Nigeria politically since 1999.
    Being the party in power @ the center since 1999, PDP is the problem of
    Nigeria. In a sane society, PDP having wasted 14 years can not win a
    single state. Why is Jonathan and his little handlers afraid of
    election? Why disqualified over 50 of the 75 aspirants? If you were in
    doubt before where the evil idea to disqualify Charles Chukwuma Soludo
    came from, you can now confirm it. It is the handwork of Jonathan and
    his criminal friends in PDP. Is this a sign of what will happen in
    2015, where 16 is greater than 19 and 5 is greater than 27 and now,
    disqualification of aspirants. WAKE UP NIGERIA and vote out anything

    • Afam

      Is Soludo in PDP or APGA? please face the fact..Those that walked out have been rebels since last year,so is not new they will still come back and beg..Remember Atiku once went to ACN and later what happened? he begged to come back so is not new,you should ask Bafarawa where he is today after floating DPP? let Atiku and his gang go out of PDP if they think they are relevant to Nigerians…

      • Efe1

        PDP is gradually becoming a bayelsa party. Hopefully, by 2014 it will be otueke party with Tukur as the chairman, Dickson as the town cryer, and patience as the women leader.

  • Akpan

    Congratulations Our Chairman,your intervention is timely,God bless the 7 democrats governor.

  • Outraged

    Mumu and clueless Jonathan cannot even hold his party together yet he is ruling the country..


      what Scott explained I am dazzled that any one can earn $9158 in a few weeks on the computer. Go Here


    • Afam

      Mumu follower and he is your president…go and take the citizenship of mali or somalia..

      • Efe1

        He need not do that. PDP will die so Nigeria can live! They have ran their course, and the best thing GEJ has done for Nigeria is to come and kill PDP for us. He has done a good work.

        • Afam

          who laugh last laugh best,APC internet promoter..lolz

          • Efe1

            PDP is confirmed dead.

      • Outraged

        God punish Obasanjo for helping this useless mumu ijaw to become yeye president. He will soon be shot by the army.

        • gt

          Ur a very barbaric tribalistic fool

        • Afam

          Hatred will never lead you to any prosperity,where he is today ,it will take your generations centuries to reach ..no hate bro…Moreover your brothers are not the army heads,they will not do the coup as it was their usual routine to enrich themselves stupidly..No hate bro..

    • sir Oscie


  • Bill. J.

    The action is just a prelude to a real implosion.Amen,Amen and Amen.


    This has been long in coming….and indeed, the worst is yet to come for the PDP!

    A party that invests time, energy and scarce resources on the mundane even as people scrounge for their daily existence is bound to fail.

    Needless to say that Nigerians will shed no tears at the impending demise of the PDP.

  • naijaoga

    We are in 2013,the next election is in 2015…the PDP it does seem actually wants these people to leave their fold so that the party can rebuild its rank before 2015. IMO

    Did you all notic that Zamfara and Kebbi (NW) is still with the main PDP?

    Kaduna, Bauchi, Katsina,Benue,Plateau,Kogi,Taraba,Gombe are still in the main PDP.

    if GEJ wins in these limited Northern/Central states, clears South East/South South, grabs a huge piece in Ondo and Lagos states plus FCT him never win 2015 election be that?

    Abeg people help me analyze this o

    • Sunshine

      there is no how Jona can win a fair election in these north central and north western states you have mentioned. Jonathan is a rubbish that all sane Nigerians should get rid of sentiments aside.

  • greenlight774

    @afam_4real23:disqus What is the difference between PDP and APGA? We all know Peter Obi is a secret member of PDP. This new pertain of rigging election called disqualification was introduced through Peter Obi APGA-PDP to rig Soludo out and now is national. If you are a Jonathan supporter you must be afraid that his little criminal handlers can not win a free and fair election within PDP without this new evil method of rigging called disqualification. If you think that 2015 will be easy for him, think again!! This man is clueless preiod!!!

    • Afam

      Your brain is deceiving you,being on opposition does not mean you will not support or render your services to the government at the centre,That’s what Obi is doing as an entrepreneur..

  • igbiki

    Going! Going!! And Finally Gone!!!

    Adieu PDP.

  • omo_ibo

    Strange bed fellows bond together by the common interest of thieving.

  • sir Oscie