Ogheneuvede Ohwovoriole in Abuja
One of the newly registered political parties, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), saturday said the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are destroying the principles of democracy in the country, saying it will mobilise Nigerians against the All progressives Congress (APC) with the hope of becoming the ruling party after the 2019 general election.
The National Chairman of the party, Engr. Yusuf Yabagi Sani stated this Abuja while addressing a press conference at the partyâ€™s national secretariat after its National Executive Committeeâ€™s meeting.
He said that the ADP is now fully on ground collection of its certificate of registration from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday.
â€œWe are prepared for the coming elections. Even before the INEC Chairman said the commission was prepared for the election, we were prepared; our members in various states are just waiting patiently for this day, registration and collection of our certificate of registration, which has comeâ€™â€™, he stated.
“Believe you me we are ready because Nigerians are ready for the real change and not the cosmetic change that you have been seeing that have plunged us into what we are seeing today.
“We believe that all Nigerians have been waiting for us and this is the beginning the journey to greatness, a great nation, a safe place where you can live anywhere and do business anywhere. In Anambra State governorship election and other elections that are coming, you will see wonders.â€
He also said that the party would not allow impunity to grow and destroy the party like it did to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and is now doing to the APC.
Sani said the constitution of its party does not recognise persons but the political parties. There we will partyâ€™s supreme above everybody.
â€œPolitical parties as institutions have been taken for granted. Before we thought it was just a platform that people can use to run for an election but parties like APC and PDP are destroying the principles of political parties”, ADP added.
“We have realized that it is unthinkable to talk about democracy without talking of political parties. Which means that political parties have the responsibility to make sure that democracy is entrenched and managed professionally.
â€˜â€™You donâ€™t leave political parties in the hands of lame men or dropouts. Educated and enlightened people should manage political parties because whatever they do affects everybody. Let all Nigerians come and join us and letâ€™s rescue Nigeria together.”