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Alliance For Democracy (Nigeria)

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image by Antonio Martins,  06 Sept 2007

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The Alliance for Democracy (AD) was formed on  09h of September 1998 as an umbrella body of 18 southern Nigeria-based organisations under the auspices of the Southern Leaders Forum (SLF) and two essentially Northern Nigerian based political structures the United Democratic Congress (UDC) and the United Party for National Salvation (UPNS).    Since its formation the AD has been promoting pro-democracy and civil society credentials and its affinity with the broad democratic, civil and national struggles of ordinary Nigerians which has positioned the party as a national democratic movement.

The AD was formed based on the ideology and principles of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba social political and economic organisation.  In conjunction with NADECO, a militant pro-democracy group, the AD fought the military government of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Sanni Abacha and ensured the establishment of democracy in the country.  Even though AD won two senate seats in the south-east and south-south, two houses of Representative seats in the two zones; six council chairmanship seats in the two zones members of state House of Assemblies in Ebonyi, Kaduna, Katsina, Bauchi, Yobe and Gombe states and over hundred councillorship seats in the five zones outside the South-West, the party was and is still being essentially seen as a regional political outfit on the strength of its massive showing in the south-west.    
Antonio Martins,  06 Sept 2007

Description of the flag


The flag of the Alliance for Democracy has a white diagonal stripe in the centre, with a green stripe at the hoist and a red stripe in the fly.  In the centre of the white stripe is the emblem of the party in black which is black five-pointed star within a black ring and the letters AD in white across the star.
Antonio Martins,  06 Sept 2007