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Mega party: ADP zones chairmanship position to North Central, submits registration documents next week

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All is now set for the birth of Nigeria’s mega party, Action Democratic Party, ADP.

This is just as those behind the formation of the new party, with the aim of unseating the current administration in 2019 have zoned National Executive Committee slots to the various regions of the country.

It was gathered they have also concluded plans to submit their documents for registration as a political party to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, next week.

The coming political party is said to have been championed by aggrieved leaders of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

According to a document released by the political association, the National chairmanship position has been zoned to the North Central; South West, Deputy National Chairman; South East, National Secretary and National Legal Adviser; North-West, National Organising; and South South, National Treasurer.

Similarly, the ADP has made provisions for two zones to produce the deputy national chairmen as it was during the early days of the PDP, just as it created a new office, National Diaspora Adviser, which has never existed in PDP and APC.

According to the breakdown, North Central will produce: National Welfare Secretary, National Vice Chairman, Vice National Organising Secretary, Deputy National Woman Leader, Assistant National Secretary, Deputy National Treasurer; National Vice woman leader, National Vice Youth Leader and Ex-Official (2 males, 1 female).

The North-West, aside the position of National Organising Secretary, will produce: National Woman leader, National Vice Chairman, Vice Publicity Secretary, Deputy National Secretary, Deputy National Youth Leader, Deputy National Welfare Secretary, National Vice Woman Leader and Ex-Officio (2 males,1 female).

To the North-East, the positions are Deputy National Chairman, National Vice Chairman, National Auditor, Deputy National Financial Secretary, National Vice Woman Leader, National Vice Youth leader and Ex-Officio (2 males, 1 female).

South South has the positions of Vice National Welfare Secretary, National Vice Chairman, National Youth leader, Deputy Woman Leader, National Leader- PLWD, Deputy National Legal Adviser, National Vice Youth Leader and Ex-Officio (2 males,1 female).

South-West will produce Deputy National Chairman, National Publicity Secretary, National Vice Chairman, National Financial Secretary, Vice National Organising Secretary, Deputy National Youth Leader, Deputy National Auditor, National Vice Woman Leader, National Vice Youth leader and Ex-Officio (2 males,1 female).

To the South East, the slots are Vice Publicity Secretary, National Vice Chairman, National Diaspora Adviser, Deputy National Organising Secretary, Deputy National Leader- PLWD, National Vice Woman Leader, National Vice Youth Leader and Ex-Officio (2 males, 1 female).

Reacting to the development, convener of ADP, Alhaji Yabagi Sani, told the newspaper that the association would submit all the required documents to the electoral commission, next week.

His words, “We have just entered a new year, a lot of activities are going on, people are excited about what is taking place; the time has come because of excitement. Papers are being prepared to be sent to INEC, we are putting everything together for INEC and in a week or two, everything would be concluded and sent to the Commission. What we are seeing now is beyond our imagination.”

Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Mohammed Lawal, has affirmed that a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will only leave the party if President Muhammadu Buhari defects from the ruling party.

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