AD will field presidential candidate in 2015 —Senator Akinfenwa

ALL arrangements had been concluded by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) to present candidates for all electable positions during the 2015 general elections. This was made known by the national chairman of AD, Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, while addressing newsmen at the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC) held at the Supreme Hotel and suites, Ibadan, at the weekend. Responding to questions, Senator Akinfenwa said “If we are not planning to have a presidential candidate, we wouldn’t have empowered our present executive to go ahead and prepare for the 2015 general election from the ward level. “So, we’re fielding candidates from the ward level to the presidential level.” Earlier, the party, in a communique, had promised an unflinching support for the Federal Government in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges facing the country. Other positions of the communique include resolve to “repose confidence in the national executive in order to return the party’s glory.” The party also appreciated the national chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega with the way he has been running the agency.

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The national chairman, Senator Akinfenwa in his address saluted the NEC members for their courage, and endurance which saw them through the turbulent times from 2003 to 2011. He revealed that the crisis of the party was aided by a former chairman of INEC, but he commended the current chairman of the commission, Professor Jega’s open administration.

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