The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dissociated itself from the newly formed Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA. A chieftain of the PDP, Raymond Dokpesi, was at the launch which took place in Abuja on Monday.
Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of a faction of the PDP, said the former ruling party did not sponsor the establishment of the new political association.
“In the last few hours we have received numerous calls from our party members, concerned citizens and well-wishers on our association or otherwise with the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) which was unveiled today at Abuja,” he said.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we reiterate once again that we are not in any way associated with the new party in any form or guise. The APDA is neither an offshoot of the PDP nor its alter ego as some are speculating.
“This statement is made purely to set the records straight and to avoid unnecessary innuendos, speculations and ambiguity that may threaten the continued unity and solidarity of our party members.”