ADP reportedly pays N1m registration fee to INEC

Dr. James Okoroma, whose name was forwarded to INEC as the National Secretary of the party, reportedly made this known on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the new political party paid the registration fee in January 2017 in preparedness ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Dr. James Okoroma, whose name was forwarded to INEC as the National Secretary of the party, reportedly made this known on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

It was also reported that the ADP also fulfilled the requirement for the submission of the list of its National Working Committee members to the commission in January.

With an headquarters in Asokoro, Abuja, and offices in the 30 states, ADP reportedly concluded its verification for the process of the registration of the party in February.

Speaking on ADP, Okoroma said: “Yes, that one (N1m) is mandatory. When you want to register, for you to pick up the form, you make that payment. And they (INEC) have done their verification, they have done everything.

“They have come to verify our place, our structures, offices and the rest. We are just awaiting the certificate. We have offices in close to 30 states now; we even have local government and ward offices in some states.

“We paid in January, submitted the list and they came for verification in February. They have done their verification. They came, they sent a team to our national headquarters and did their verification and they promised that they would do their work.”

Okoroma boasted that members of the new party had several prominent politicians including senators, former ministers and others across the country.

According to him, members of the ADP National Working Committee, whose names were on the list submitted to INEC, are Yagbaji Sani (National Chairman), Mr. David Bichi, (National Legal Adviser), a former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Rex Onyeabo (National Chairman, South-East), a former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Nojeem Awodele (National Vice Chairman, South West), and others.

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