PDP Considers Alternatives

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Ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the leadership crisis in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the Senator Ahmed Markarfi-led faction of the party has begun to weigh its option in the event that the judgment did not go its way, chief of which is the formation of a new political party to be known as the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA).

Beyond the challenges in the PDP as the catalyst for alternate platform, the birth of APDA is also said to have been largely informed by what the party terms the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ruling party to deliver change as promised, adding that practically everything has fallen out of place since the APC assumed power in 2015.

The party, whose modalities are said to have been perfected by its originators, will be announced any moment from now by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a member of the group reveled in confidence at the weekend.

The source said with the technical muzzling of the opposition by the ruling government in spite of the crisis of governance and the deliberate orchestration of power tussle in the main opposition party for obvious reasons, the need to sidestep the traps has become imperative, hence the formation of APDA.

According to the source, the new political party had studied the existing two political parties their manifestoes and constitutions and has come up with a better platform for the people of Nigeria in terms of ideology and resounding policy for good governance.

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