MESSAGE FROM DEPUTY NATIONAL CHIARMAN, DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT, ADC PARTY – HON KENNETH GBANDI

Good day distinguished compatriots and compliments of the seasons.

I pray you are doing well and keeping safe. Please kindly permit me once more irrespective of your political affiliation to address you through this medium. ADC Diaspora Network (ADC-DN) is the Diaspora affiliate of the African Democratic Congress of Nigeria. ADC is currently the 3rd largest political party in Nigeria in terms of national spread, and the 4th in elected persons.

The ADC-Diaspora Network, wich is now inaugurated, is well integrated into the ADC structures as the 7th (Geopolitical) zone of the party with all the constitutional powers that are applicable to the 6 zones within the country. ADC-DN is created out of the desire of the visionary Leadership of ADC to interface properly with Nigerians in Diaspora across the 5 continents of the Globe and to enable ADC benefit from the best international practise of the Diaspora which is now needed as an indispensable catalyst in the transformation of our dear country Nigeria.

Our vision including but not limited to Youths empowerment, Knowledge transfer, Diaspora Voting 2023, true federalism, good governance, security of all Nigerians home and Abroad. There are over 12,000 elective positions to be filled come 2023 (President & VP, 36 state governors & deputies), 109 senators, 360 house of reps members, over 800 state legislators, nearly 800 local council chairpersons, and nearly 10,000 ward Councillors).

The opportunities for Diaspora to vie for elective positions and be the change we want are vast and possible. You do not have to immediately relocate to Nigeria to start your patriotic political journey. The year of the „Great Diaspora Returns“ starts today. The obvious takeaway from the just conclude 1st Global Roundtable (FGR) on the 12/12/2020 was the unmistakable desire and fire for something different that burned from voices and visions of all stakeholders and speakers.

The representatives of coalition of Nigerian Diaspora from the 5 continents of the World that participated at the Global event are United in saying that „Enough is Enough“!

If you share same Fire and Passion considering the current happenings in our dear country today, kindly get in contact (inbox me)

Kenneth Gbandi [MPS UPA]Deputy National Chairman, Diaspora Engagement, ADC Party of Nigeria

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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