(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Bolade Omonijo, Emmanuel Aziken & Olasunkanmi Akoni
ALLIANCE for Democracy (AD) emerged yesterday with two parallel national executives as the two factions held separate conventions in Lagos and Abuja. In Lagos, where four former governors joined the Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a former national chairman, Ambassador Mamman Yusuf, to "reorganise the party, Chief Adebisi Akande, former governor of Osun State, emerged the new national chairman of the party while the former chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed, was expelled from the party. Mr Sylvanus David Lot, from Plateau State, was elected the new secretary while the former secretary, By Chudi Nwike, was made the new treasurer.
To strengthen the party, leaders from other parts of the country were injected into the leadership. They include Senator Patrick Aga, from Nasarawa State, who is the new national vice chairman for the North-Central; Dr Bala Takaya, from Adamawa State, who is an ex-officio member of the National Executive Committee; Senator U. J. Yonanna, from Taraba State, who is …