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Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu float new ‘political party’

Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu float new ‘political party’
June 05
12:03 2017
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‎Raymond Dokpesi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), joined some notable politicians to unveil a new political association – the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) – on Monday.

Dan Nwanyanwu, former chairman of the Labour Party, is also at the occasion which is ongoing at Reiz Continental Hotels in Abuja.

The slogan of the association is ‘Stronger Toget‎her’, and one Shitu Kabiru is its interim national chairman.

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

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

Before Monday’s event, there had been speculations that “disgruntled” members of the PDP were planning to establish‎ a new party.

Fijabi Adebo ,Deputy National Chairman South (right),   Shittu Mohammed, National Chairman Advanced Peoples Democratic Allinance (APDA)  and other chieftains of the party during the unveiling of the party in Abuja

Fijabi Adebo , deputy national chairman south (right),  Shittu Mohammed, national chairman, and other chieftains of  Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)  during the unveiling of the party in Abuja

The PDP slid into a crisis after it lost the 2015 presidential election. Some 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.

Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the caretaker of the PDP, had distanced himself from APDA.

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  1. Rex
    Rex June 05, 12:50

    Same people who were in the PDP and never made an impact forming new party. It is just like a peasant in royal robe; the substance of that peasant still remains. When will YOUTH of our nation take their rightful place????

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  2. Solly
    Solly June 05, 13:32

    Please include in the new party. I am a firm believe of progressives minds.

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  3. TOPNOTCH
    TOPNOTCH June 05, 20:27

    WELL I THINK IS OKAY,THEY MUST NOT ALL BE IN PDP,AND I LIKE THE DIMENSION,WHERE THEY SAID YOUTH,WOMEN,AND DISABLE PEOPLE WILL BE GIVEN 60% OF POLITICAL POSITIONS.

    ALSO DAN NWANYWU IS A VIBRANT MAN,BUT I DOUBT HIS GUTS

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  4. Sola Adeleke
    Sola Adeleke June 05, 21:05

    Same people, old idea

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