Nigeria: New Party, APDA Unveiled


•Dokpesi, Anyanwu On Board

AS the 2019 general elections gathers momentum, a new political party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party (APDA) was unveiled on Monday.

Notable members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), among other politicians came together to unveil the party.

Raymond Dokpesi, a member of the Plans former Chairmanship candidate of the party, and Dan Anyanwu, former chairman of the Labour Party, were at the occasion which is ongoing at Reiz Continental Hotels in Abuja.

Dokpesi is the founder of DAAR Communications, owner of African Independent Television (AIT).

Recall that before the unveiling of the party, there had been speculation that disgruntled members of the PDP were planning to establish‎ a new party.

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The PDP slid into a crisis after it lost the 2015 presidential election. Many of its members left the party for the All Progressives Congress(APC), and many more have threatened to defect to other parties if Ali Modu Sheriff wins the disputed PDP chairmanship at the supreme court.

The slogan of the new party is “Stronger Toget‎her,” while Shitu Mohammed Kabiru is its interim national chairman.

The national executive committee of the party is yet to be constituted.

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