THE National Publicity Secretary, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Barrister Yemi Adetoyinbo has declared that the party is the real third force, and is ready to take over from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), starting from Ekiti governorship election.
Adetoyinbo stated this yesterday while addressing journalists at the end of the fourth Southwest zonal meeting of the party held at Gloryview hotel, Bodija, Ibadan.
The meeting which was presided over by the Southwest zonal Chairman and deputy national chairman saw all state chairmen from the six southwest states and other members of their executive in attendance.
Other members in attendance include Honourable Tayo Sarumi, deputy national chairman, Alhaji Nojeem Awodele, Women Leader Lagos state, Alhaja Yetunde Atobajeun Dosunmu, woman leader Ekiti state, Mrs Oyenike Alade, deputy chairman and state organising secretary of Ondo state; Alhaji Sule Oderinde and Felix Oludele, respectively, Chairman Lagos Island Alhaji Sule Ajibosin, Chief Mueez Akande, Prince Akapo Temitope, Honourable Toye Ola Akinola, Barrister Nasir Bolaji and Chief Wale Egunleti among others.
According to Adetoyinbo; “The purpose of this meeting is to strategise, and discuss issues exclusively affecting the party and as well focus on how to win coming election in all southwest states, starting from Ekiti governorship election.
“What we have discussed so far is that this party because of the failure of the big two parties in Nigeria. Today, on all facets of national life; the APC has failed to reflect the change agenda upon which it campaigned that it transform Nigerian and make the country Eldorado before the expiration of the first four years of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“But we have not even had one year of their administration at the centre when everybody had even noticed the crack in the wall. ADP is a brand new party, the credible alternative, reformed to take over from the demise of the APC and that of the PDP. And being the third largest party in Nigeria as at today.
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“We are now saying that the ADP is the Third Force, though we now have so many third forces now in Nigeria. Before the Obasanjo third force, people know that ADP is a brand new party, the credible alternative, reformed to take over from the demise of the APC and that of the PDP. And being the third largest party in Nigeria as at today, in the elections so far, we came second in Ekiti state, in the Anambra election, we came distant seventh out of 37 governorship candidates 37 that contested in the state of a party that was registered June 2017.
“ We have the material and human resources. The capabilities are the action that we have determined to move Nigeria from reckoning to action. That action is reminiscent of the Action Group of Chief Obafemi Awolowo fame. We are going to work assiduously to ensure that new generation of leaders.
“The only party that is promising a new brand, a new generation of leaders and we are going to work assiduously to ensure that a new generation of leaders who are passionate about moving Nigeria forward emerge.”