The Alliance for Democracy (AD) has kicked against the registration of the newly launched Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuja, on Monday, urging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to register it, saying the logo of APDA belonged to AD.
According to the party, “We write to protest and strongly oppose the use of the logo launched today (Monday) in Abuja by a new association known as Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) looking for INEC registration to become political party. Alliance for Democracy (AD) is not against your coming but we are strongly against you to snatch 95 per cent of our existing logo which has been in use from 1998 to date.”
In a signed statement by one of the National Working Committee (NWC) members, Ismail Ayodele, a copy of which was made available to the World Street Journal in Ibadan, AD said it has already called the attention of INEC to the association and the need not to register it as a political party.
Ayodele, who is also the National Auditor of the party, said in the statement that “they should leave AD alone.”