Obasanjo’s coalition adopts African Democratic Congress as new party name

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African Democractic Congress (ADC) is the new party name of Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement.

The adoption of the new party is to realise its dream for a better Nigeria.

The announcement of the new political party came hours after CNM’s National Cordinator, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, formally tendered his letter of resignation as NIMC Chairman to President Muhammadu Buhari, and his official exit from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo announced the new party Thursday evening, May 10, 2018, when he addressed the press at his presidential library home in Abeokuta.

In a speech titled ‘My treatise for future of democracy and development in Nigeria’, the former president said, “Let me start by welcoming and commending the emergence of a renewed and reinvigorated African Democratic Congress, ADC, as a political party.

“Since the inception of Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, many of the sixty-eight registered political parties had contacted and consulted with the Movement on coming together and working together.

“The leadership of the Movement, after detailed examination, wide consultation and bearing in mind the orientation, policies and direction of the Movement, have agreed to adopt ADC as its platform to work with others for bringing about desirable change in the Nigeria polity and governance.”?

The announcement also came barely 24 hours after newPDP tendered their grievances to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) over what it called “marginalization”

ADC is expected to be dominated by former PDP members and other aggrieved party members from APC.

ADC is also expected to benefit largely from the fallouts of APC primaries in Ekiti, Osun as both states prepare for Governorship elections later this year.

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The new party is expected to work together with other minor registered political parties as with the aim of building a strong force capable of defeating APC in the 2019 General Elections.

The new party hasn’t formally announced its executives.

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