The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Sunday elected Yabagi Yusuf Sani as its presidential candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Sani emerged as the ADP candidate after an election by party delegates during its convention witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He polled a total of 5,242,346 votes out of 5,336,433 accredited votes in a convention held across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
In his acceptance speech, he said, “I want to thank my fellow compatriots, the members of the great party to be given this rare opportunity to be the presidential candidate of this great party.
“I understand the mantle of responsibility that has been placed on my shoulders and obviously Nigeria needs a fresh party.
“Nigeria needs a new dimension of leadership that would be focused, proactive and determined in improving the nation’s security through effectiveness.
“We will create a new direction toward positive change in the economic, infrastructure development, health and education.
“We believe that our country can become great as we have no business with killings and with good leadership, we can bring all these to work.
“I am humbled by delegates and party members’ confidence in me to fly the flag of our great party for the 2019 Presidential Election.
“I will by the grace of God justify the confidence you reposed in me”.
He also thanked INEC for its quick response to the short notice given to it by the party.
“INEC is ready to do this job, it is our job to make their work easy for them,” he added.