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Tension as northern leaders form new party

09 December 2016, 16:04

Abuja - Ahead of the 2019 general elections, political leaders from the North Central geo- political zone yesterday unveiled a new political platform, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), New Telegraph reports.

The promoters of the new party said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the two dominant political parties in Nigeria today, were too weak for the forthcoming elections.

It was learnt that the new political vehicle is the political wing of the North Central Unity Bridge (NCUB), a socio-cultural organisation embraced by the people of the zone.

The party has an open book held by a hand on a red, white and blue background as its symbol.

Convener of the NCUB, Engr. Yagbagi Sani, who unveiled the party at a meeting held in Abuja, said that given the present scenario where the two major political parties were in crisis, the new party would become the third force in the political equation come 2019.

He said that the ADP will not only give the North- Central a voice on the political turf, but will play a very active role in salvaging democracy in Nigeria. Sani explained that the new party became necessary because of the desire of the people to have a political platform upon which they can actualise their socio- economic and political aspirations in Nigeria.

He lamented that the zone, which has helped to keep Nigeria united, has been used and dumped by political actors in the past, stressing that the people of the zone would no longer allow such a fate to befall them.

News24 previously reported that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are planning to team up to form a new political party.

The political gladiators have already begun talks ahead of the 2019 polls.

- News 24

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