… Holds democracy summit
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said that Nigeria is in dire need of purposeful leadership, noting that it is at the forefront of envisioning a “clear pathway for the country.”
Consequently, the opposition party said it is set to hold a democracy summit, as part of its contribution to the survival of the country’s democracy.
The ADC, in a statement by its National Chairman, Ralphs Okey Nwosu, on Sunday, said the summit, which is scheduled to hold on Thursday, in Kaduna has as its theme “Solid Political Party Structure Critical to the Sustainability of the Democratic Process”.
According to Nwosu, the summit, with the sub-theme Concept of the Political Party as Molue, Tuke-Tuke, Bolikaja, or SPV inimical to Political Leadership,” will have in attendance leaders of other opposition political parties, as well as the leadership of the  Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC).
According to him, the much talked about strong institutional requisites for Democratic and political leadership begins with strong political parties.
Nwosu said “the Political party is the foundation and sets the tone for the leadership to expect”. That’s why, he says that ADC is drawing from experienced party leaders to give direction and begin afresh to set the template.
“We believe all us have a role to play to make sure that this democracy survives, and ADC as one of the leading political parties in the country, is, as in our DNA making it an inclusive affair.”
“We need a purposeful leadership in the country, and ADC has been in the forefront of transitioning and envisioning clear pathway for the nation.
“Despite the vagaries in our polity, ADC remains the learning organisation and political party that has continued to champion collaboration, coalition building and alliances to birth a new Nigeria,”