Wednesday, 31 July 2013

APC registration finally gets the nod as INEC seals merger

After so much dilly-dallying, the All Progressive Congress (APC), a merger of three political parties; Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has finally been registered as a political party in Nigeria.



PRESS STATEMENT:

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as the All Progressives Congress.

On considering the application, the Commission found that the applicant-parties have met all statutory requirements for the merger, and has accordingly granted their request.

Consequently, the Commission has approved the withdrawal of the individual certificates of the applicant-parties, and the issuance of a single certificate to the All Progressives Congress. 

Abdullahi A. Kaugama
Secretary to the Commission

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