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KOGI 2019: Aggrieved APC aspirants consider dumping party for ADP

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There are indications that aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress that were screened out of the race by the party screening committee might have moved to Action Democratic Party (ADP).

The National chairman of the ADP, Engineer Yabagi Yusuf Sani, made the revelation on Tuesday.

APC recently screened aspirants that are expected to partake in the coming primary election.

The screening panel led by Senator Hope Uzodinma cleared four aspirants while it disqualified 12.

Those cleared for Thursday exercise included incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, Hassan Abdullahi, Engineer Abubakar Bashir and Ekele Aishat Blessing.

Those disqualified for the primary have since dismissed the report of the screening panel as a charade while some of them threatened court action.

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At a news briefing on Tuesday, the ADP chairman revealed that some of the aspirants on the APC platform in Kogi and Bayelsa states have opened discussion with his party.

Speaking at the proposed youth summit being organised by the APC with the inaugural event billed for the weekend in Lagos, Engineer Sani said the motive was to integrate the youth and encourage their participation in the governance of the country.

He said:”We are here today because ADP cherishes our young people and ready to empower, mentor and nurture them, as informed by the ADP compulsory and constitutional provisions, to allot 25% of Party Executive and all other elective and appointive positions to youth, women and Persons with Disabilities from the National, State, Local Government down to the unit level.

“To this end, ADP is set to change the narratives on poor leadership orientation being the major challenges confronting good governance in Nigeria through active engagement of the youths in our party across the country.

Hence our decision to hold this Youth Summit, the first of its kind in the history of our Party, with the theme: “Building Bridges Amongst Youth Across Continents” and the reason we have invited one of the youngest members of the British Conservative Party with a rising profile from the United Kingdom, “Mr. Jaymey Mclvor” as our Guest Speaker.

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