Some members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party have joined a new political party, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance. 

The new party which was unveiled in Abuja yesterday, include the Chairman of Daar Communication, Raymond Dokpesi and former National Chairman of Labour Party, Dan Nwanyanwu as sponsors. 

Although  the National Executive Committee of the party is yet to be constituted, Shitu Mohammed Kabiru has been appointed  as Interim National Chairman. 

Meanwhile, the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples’ Democratic Party has disassociated itself from the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance,. 

Spokesperson for the group, Dayo Adeyeye, said the group is not associated with the new party and is not an offshoot of the PDP. 

The group said the statement was to avoid speculations that may threaten the unity of the PDP.