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INEC registered New Democrats (ND): A new political party that is posed to take over the leadership of Nigeria

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Today: 7 Dec, 2002 

In a BBC Hausa interview with Prof. Isa Odidi, the National Chairman of the newly registered political party, the New Democrats (ND), Prof Isa Odidi said that the ND will filter candidates in both the local and states level. "Nigeria need visionary and progressive leadership, and grand plan for sustainable economic development, and that is what the New democrats will bring. We will bring the tools of empowerment the youth and reshape the whole concept of government in Nigeria


We are here to observe and not to influence any side. Our duty is to be neutral and impartial" When asked how could someone sacrifice his time especially during the holiday period, Dr. Adamu said: You know, I know it is  a holiday time but you what, I am glad I am doing this, I am glad to be part of a Mission to advance the course of Democracy and will do it again anytime when call upon to do so"

Dr Baba J Adamu has always been pro-active in Democracy and promoting International Trade and Democracy throughout the world. He participated in the Canada Trade Mission to Africa with Canadian Minister Pettigrew which was held on November 15 - 26, 2002. Johannesburg, South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, Dakar, Senegal following the G-8 commitment towards Africa. Dr. Baba Jibrin Adamu, a Nigerian -Canadian; and is the CEO of iNetworks Canada, in Toronto, Canada.






















In another interview, Dr. Baba Jibrin Adamu, the National Secretary of the New Democrats (ND) said that the registration of additional 22 new parties indicate a positive step towards the formation of viable consolidated parties that are well structured.

When asked if the ND will follow the steps of the NCP led by Chief Gani Fawehinmi, NAP led by Dr. Tunji Braithwaite and PRP led by Alhaji Balarabe Musa in alliance talks, the ND National Secretary Dr. Adamu said that the New Democrats will not hasten to jump into any alliances as of now, although we will be open to discuss our party priorities with the other parties. You see we are interested in  programs that works, not those that befit the aspirations of the people but that which spur building knowledge societies through providing access to the tools of empowerment, which will ensure a fairer future for all Nigerians. This will not be an easy task but ND is certainly committed towards forming a government that will invest in the future, create jobs, develop human and institutional capital for the future, and setting up favourable regimes for combating corruption, crime and social upheavals. The reason why the ND decides to make this noble commitment is the fact that we need to confront future challenges to us as a people, in a well-structured manner. That is to move beyond immediate and inherently temporary solutions, to the need for a carefully phased policy and long term approach to national development under a strong leadership.

There is right now too much economic stagnation and instability, too little investment in education and skills, and in the application of new technologies, too few opportunities to find jobs, start new businesses or become self-employed, too narrow an industrial base and too little sense of common purpose in the workplace or across the nation and finally too much crime. The ND strategic is to achieve 8-10% GDP growth, set tough inflation targets, invest in technology, education and agriculture, create a new and efficient National Health Service, significantly reduce unemployment through public investment, be tough on crime and corruption. These are our contract with the people.



























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