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APDA at crossroads after PDP verdict


Ali Modu Sheriff

With a favourable Supreme Court judgment for the mainstream Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the leadership tussle that rocked the party, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), recently registered as an alternative should the apex court favour the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction, is at a crossroad.

The new platform is considering dissolution or standing as another arm of the PDP in the unfolding politics towards the 2019 general elections.A meeting to consider the next moves of the party and chart a new course for its future roles in Nigeria’s politics, has been slated for today by its National Executive Committee (NEC).

A statement issued by the interim Deputy National Chairman of the party, Dr. Ayodele Fijabi-Adebo and the interim National Organising Secretary, Saleh Barde said that the Tuesday NEC would also discuss the party’s plans towards the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.

The statement read in part:
“Following recent developments in the country particularly the judgment of 12th of July 2017 delivered by the Supreme Court in the leadership tussle within the PDP, the INEC timetable for elections including the November 2017 Anambra State governorship election and APDA’s interest in being a viable opposition and participant in the 2019 election, it was resolved that as a matter of urgent national importance, we the undersigned NEC members, having regards to the issues raised by stakeholders, agreed to convene a meeting which will give direction to future developments affecting APDA.”

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