The founder of DAAR communications, Raymond Dokpesi and Dan Nwanyanwu, the former chairman of the Labour Party have unveiled a new political party called Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)
The inauguration of the new party, with the slogan ‘stronger together’ is reportedly ongoing at Reiz Hotels in Abuja. One Shitu Kabiru has been named as its interim national chairman. The national executive committee of the party is yet to be constituted.
Before Monday’s event, there had been speculations that “disgruntled” members of the PDP were planning to establish a new party.
The PDP slid into a crisis after it lost the 2015 presidential election. Some of its members left the party for the All Progressives Congress, and many more have threatened to defect to other parties if Ali Modu Sheriff wins the disputed PDP chairmanship at the Supreme Court. Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the caretaker of the PDP, had distanced himself from APDA.