- A newly established party, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), makes several promises to Nigerians ahead of 2019 general elections
- A chieftain of the party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, announces that the party will carry along all segments of the society in its dealings
- Nwanyanwu states that the APDA will introduce electoral college system in voting for its party positions
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), has been officially launched in Abuja.
The new party which has been talked about in political circles for a while, made several promises to Nigerians ahead of 2019 general elections.
A chieftain of the party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu announced on Monday, June 5, that the party will carry along all segments of the society in its dealings.
He informed the gathering that the party will constitutionally reserve 30% slot for women, 25% for youths and 5% for people living with disabilities.
NAIJ.com learnt that he also said if the party has a chairman at any level, his deputy will be a woman and vice versa.
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'Women and youths bare the brunt of bad politics with the habitual use of use and dump politics,'' he said.
Nwanyanwu also stated that the APDA will introduce electoral college system in voting for its party positions.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of flags to the party chairmen at the state level.
NAIJ.com gathered that the interim national chairman of the APDA is Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Shittu.
Watch a brief video of the party's launch below:
Meanwhile, Nigeria was absent from the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government which kicked-off on Saturday, June 3.
The summit was held in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in attendance.
As at the press time, NAIJ.com checks reveal that there is no official statement from Aso Rock on why Nigeria stayed away from the meeting.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asks some Nigerians if they regret their voting choice during the 2015 election.