- Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has adopted the African Democratic Congress (ADC)
- Stakeholders of the ADC vow that they will install a new set of leaders come 2019
- They urge well-meaning Nigerians to join the party adding that the door is open for all
Stakeholders of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the southeast on Sunday, May 20, voiced their joy at the adoption of the party by former head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo, and members of his Coalition of National Movement (CNM).
They promised party members that the ADC would enthrone a new generation of Nigerian leaders in 2019, Vanguard reports.
The stakeholders, in a communique issued after their meeting, vowed that the trust placed on ADC by Obasanjo and his group would yield good dividends, assuring that their commitment and passion were in alignment with the common good of Nigerians.
The communiqué read: “It is a known fact that the government of All Progress Congress, APC, has failed in the core responsibilities of any government as the security and welfare of the people have deteriorated monumentally.
“We are committed to using ADC to bring Ndigbo back to mainstream and national politics. In this regard, we pledge to work and put in our best effort and resources to colour the South East with ADC.
“We shall use the ADC symbol of handshake to reach out to every Nigerian to bring back friendship, love, unity of purpose, and use power in our diversity to make Nigeria a model for Africa, investors’ haven, and the darling of the world.
“We remain committed to the avowed vision of the leaders of this country from the North West, North East, North Central, South West, South- South and South East to use ADC and the coming elections as launch pad to bring in new generation of leaders into governance concourse of the nation.
"We also appeal to all well-meaning leaders to continue their mentoring and guidance as we journey in our nation building pathway.”
The ADC leaders endorsed the policy proclamation of their leaders to avail 30% of all positions to women and youths respectively, and call on youths and women across Nigeria to embrace the party that would help them advance their skills, talents, and leadership potentials.
They also appealed to locals in the geopolitical zone and throughout Nigeria to join ADC, adding that the doors of the party were wide open for all.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the CNM on Thursday, May 10, announced its fusion into the African Democratic Congress (ADC). NAIJ.com gathered that this was done with a view to forming a formidable force to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2019 poll.
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