Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
The Independent Democrats Party, on Saturday, held its 1st National Convention, in Awka, Anambra State, re-electing Edozie Madu as its National Chairman and 31 others for various national leadership positions.
The National Convention held at the party office at Udoka Housing Estate, Awka, with the National Organising Secretary of the party, Sunday Michael presiding over the election.
The election monitored by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC representatives from both Abuja and Awka was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere by voice votes and devoid of any rancor or disagreement.
Addressing party faithful after the election result was announced, the National Chairman, Edozie Madu said they have commenced aggressive grassroots mobilisation in the party while the membership strength of the party has risen to 2.3million in the last six months.
He described the ID Party as the fastest growing political party presently in Nigeria noting that the party is going for the young people and very desirous of taking over the mantle of leadership in Nigeria at this time.
He said the party will take part in both Presidential and National Assembly, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in 2019.
He urged party supporters to be law abiding and join in canvassing for more membership base noting that the party manifesto was couched in what Nigerians need at this moment.
“When we form the government, we are passing a legislation that makes it compulsory for all landlords to be collecting house rent monthly instead of what is obtainable presently where shylock landlords exploit tenants every day. This we know will move like fire because it seems to be the catching point for most young Nigerians that want to participate in national development. They have been looking for a platform like this to be part of what is going on”
Other executives of the party elected during the convention included Charles Ibeh, National Legal Adviser, Bob Davies, National Vice Chairman, South, Chukwudi Ibeh, National Vice Chairman, South East and Tobi Adeniyi, National Secretary among others.
The State party Chairman in Anambra, Ikechukwu Okafor described the success of its National Convention as a testament that the party will be a force to reckon with in the Nigerian political space.