Senior officials and members of an emerging mega political party, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Tuesday submitted all required documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to register it as one of the major political parties ahead of the 2019 elections.
Protem National Chairman, Engr. Yagbayi Sani and other interim officers, led ADP supporters to INEC’s office in a long motorcade amid singing and dancing.
Only the chairman and a few others were allowed entrance into the premises.
Addressing Journalists shortly after the submission, Engr. Sani promised they would scale through the registration and go on to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He explained that ADP came on board because of “the current pathetic and weak conditions of the existing major political parties in Nigeria as well as the challenging socio-economic and political situation in the country, saying that the party was a child of necessity.
“This situation has also led to public frustration and pains, as a result of which the general Public now yearns for an alternative political Party made up of credible Nigerians that will chart a new innovative course of action to put Nigeria on the path of sustainable development and national cohesion.
“The ADP is poised to rebuild Nigeria to achieve greatness as envisaged and desired by all. It is regrettable that despite the enormous human resources dor development that we are endowed with, the nation wallows in abject poverty, and lack of direction, the ADP is prepared and equipped to halt this slide.
“Having complied with all the Constitutional requirements for registration as a full-fledged political Party by INEC, including interim structures in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT, Abuja, today we are making history by submitting our documents formally and a few of our members decided to join us to this place.
“As concerned patriots, like the proverbial sagacious elders who will not allow the head of the newborn child be askew on the back of a slothful mother in the market place, we have risen to the Challenge to correct this normally and reposition of our country”.
Sani also assured that they would be guided by three principles: All-inclusive government, Democratic empowerment of young people and Party Supremacy at all times.
He pledged that the party plans “to do things differently by creating an enabling environment for Nigerians to freely elect their leaders and as well determine their future where impunity, nepotism and mediocrity will have no place.
“The party shall run an all-inclusive government that will accommodate and empower our youth, women and other Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity and religious affiliations.”