INEC: Electoral body registers APDA, others

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the commission's Communication Policy Review workshop in Kaduna state on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Reacting to the news of its registration by INEC, APDA told newsmen that it is out to redefine politics in Nigeria.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties.

They are: Young Progressive Party (YPP), Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).

According to Punch, INEC, in a statement issued by its Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, said “At present, 95 Associations have applied to the Commission for registration as political parties. Two of the associations voluntarily withdrew their applications.

“The Commission today approved the applications of five of the associations which have fulfilled the constitutional requirements for registration.”

Reacting to the news of its registration by INEC, APDA told newsmen that it is out to redefine politics in Nigeria.

The party, through its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Asandian Hogan, said “We have a social contract with Nigerians and this is driven by a deliberate, conscious and patriotic conviction that the time has come for us to institute a national political platform that will accommodate all of us as we strive to meet our individual and collective dreams and aspirations.

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“Much more regrettable is the fact that there is no viable opposition in the land to put the failing government on its toes. A situation like this calls for redress and APDA is offering itself to undertake this rescue mission.

“To achieve our broad goals and objectives, we have put together a holistic manifesto which will be the basis of our social contract with the Nigerian people.”

The founder of the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi is one of the notable founders of the party.

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