We’re not ap­pendage of PDP — Chair

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Sorokwu, As­aba

The Na­tional chair­man of the Young Demo­cratic Party (YDP), Bar­ris­ter (Mrs.) Aye Ge­orgina Dakpokpo, has de­bunked in­sin­u­a­tions in po­lit­i­cal quar­ters that the newly reg­is­ter party is an ap­pendage of PDP.

She stated this while field­ing ques­tions from jour­nal­ists, shortly af­ter the Delta State chap­ter of YDP con­cluded its congress and swore-in newly elected state of­fi­cers.

“We see our­selves as the van­guard of the na­tion and we have the verve to take Nigeria to places,” she said.

“We are not an ap­pendage of PDP or any po­lit­i­cal party. To­day, we have started a revo­lu­tion and a move­ment; we be­lieve it’s time for the youths to take over lead­er­ship of this coun­try. We are young and old enough,” she said.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the party would field can­di­dates in all elec­tions, in­clud­ing the Anam­bra State gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion com­ing up in Novem­ber.

“YDP stands for the young peo­ple and for those who are young at heart. It is for the up­wardly mo­bile young en­trepreneurs, pro­fes­sion­als and every young per­son. To­day is our to­mor­row; it is the party for the youths,” she added.

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