By Bode Olagoke
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has raised alarm that the current political developments in the country indicate that Nigeria is “gradually sliding into hopelessness and disintegration,” against the wish of her founding fathers.
The party, however, said it was out as “a child of necessity born out of the urgent need to retrieve the country from the precipice engendered by the 16- year rule of treasury looters of yesterday and today’s rudderless government by the current super looters.”
Speaking yesterday in Abuja during the official launch of the party’s online membership registration, Engr. Yusuf Yabaji Sani, said the move was in line with ADP’s determination to effectively mobilise all Nigerians across the federation for participation in the democratic process.
“Ladies and gentlemen, current political developments in our country indicate that we are gradually sliding into hopelessness and disintegration. Obviously, this is not the Nigeria that Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo founded. The ADP offers all Nigerians a credible alternative platform upon which they can pursue the ideals of a new Nation in accordance with the vision of our founding founders. We are prepared to make the sacrifice for a new Nigeria.
“Nigeria is at cross-roads, our economy is in coma, with power generation at its lowest ebb; unemployment is on the increase, jobs are being lost daily because most companies now operate below installed capacities; Nigerians sleep with one eye open because of pervasive insecurity while corruption is being institutionalised systematically despite empty and dishonest talks about war against corruption,” he said.
Speaking on the reason for the online registration, Engr. Sani said: “The online registration will afford Nigerians living in the 774 local government areas of Nigeria and Diaspora unhindered opportunity to register anywhere and at anytime to become proud members and owners of ADP.”