Named the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Dokpesi and Dan Anyanwu, former Chairman of the Labour Party, unveiled the new party on Monday in Abuja.

The party, which has the slogan “Stronger Together,” has Shitu Kabiru as its Interim National Chairman.

Before Monday’s unveiling, there had been speculations that disgruntled members of the PDP were planning to establish a new party.

The PDP has been in crisis since it lost the 2015 presidential election. Some of its members left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), and many more have threatened to defect to other parties if Ali Modu Sheriff wins the disputed PDP chairmanship at the Supreme Court.