The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has opted out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
ADP National Chairman, Engr. Yusuf Yabagi Sani, who addressed journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, said the party remained the third force that would provide the credible alternative Nigerians yearned for to end hunger, wanton killings and executive lawlessness.
Sani said the ADP was not in a hurry to hobnob with those who allegedly mismanaged Nigeria for 16 years and now regrouping in an un-strategic haste to resume unprecedented looting of the nation’s treasury.
He said, “It is important to know that those who pushed Nigeria to the precipice are the drivers of the coalition and have nothing new to offer. To collaborate with them, is to sleep with strange bedfellows.
“The ADP is not averse to any political coalition that can bring about a positive overhaul of the Nigerian system. But this shall be done with true patriots who are not a part of the Nigerian problem.
“At ADP, we believe the time has come for a generational shift in leadership and not putting old wines in new bottles, which is what the PDP-led coalition represents.
“It is instructive to remember that it was a similar ragtag coalition that brought the rudderless APC to power in 2015, so Nigerians must wake up and resist another deceit by the same desperate and corrupt politicians.
“We shall be calling on likeminded patriotic, God fearing and credible Nigerians who are determined to join the ADP-led coalition to rebuild Nigeria and make our nation the pride of Africa, fulfilling its God given potentials, purpose, and promise of happiness.”
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