Finally, APC formally applies to INEC for registration

All Progressives Congress

The APC filed the application of Friday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, announced on Tuesday that it has formally applied to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for registration as a political party after months of perfecting its application process.

Tom Ikimi, a leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, one of the merging parties forming the APC, announced this to reporters on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the application was made to the electoral umpire on Friday last week and was signed by nine people as required by the electoral law. Mr. Ikimi named the nine people as the National Chairmen, Secretaries, and Treasurers of the three merging parties, the ACN, CPC, and the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP.

The APC, once registered will be Nigeria’s main and largest opposition party.

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  • OLA PEDRO

    WARNING DON’T DELETE ME–AGAIN–Senator Rufai Sani Hanga, whose group is currently withholding the original registration certificate of the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) that currently threatens registration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a political party, has said nobody can blackmail or coerce him into releasing the certificate.

    This came, as he stated that if he had been approached in a civic and responsible manner, the whole saga over release of the certificate for smooth registration of the APC would have been over by now.

    Senator Hanga, who recently declared in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that he was in possession of the CPC’s original certificate of registration, against the party’s position that the certificate was missing, as he spoke exclusively to the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, on Monday and alleged that he was been bullied over the matter, but that the certificate, which he said was with him could never be released under threat.

    He told the Nigerian Tribune that he supported the merger moves and was ready to do anything to make it work, but that “I refuse to be pushed aside just like that and be stampeded. Nobody can coerce me into submission.”

    Reaffirming his support for the APC, he described the merger as coming in the interest of Nigerians, who needed change and said it was a good thing that the merger was coming at a time as this.

    He challenged his party men, claiming he resigned at a time as chairman of the party to produce his resignation letter, as well as handover notes.

    Hanga, who, together with his colleagues, has been in court challenging the leadership of the CPC while continuing to hold on to the CPC’s registration certificate, admitted there was pressure on his to resign at a time.

    Reacting to the allegation that he stole the party’s certificate, he said “I didn’t steal the certificate; I never stole anything in my life and hasn’t stolen anything from anybody.”

    He accused the former presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, of taking anything told him without asking questions and alleged that some party men were actually sabotaging the ambition of the former head of state.

    He said “Buhari sits in his room and takes anything he is told, even when it is not true.

    • simonibekwe

      I am yet to make any connection between the body of the report with this your inane post, unless you are one of those mischievious idle minded bunch who make a living by mention Gen. Buhari’s name, who happens to be one of the greatest Nigerian leaders of all time.

      • Rational

        Hmm! ” Buhari… One of the greatest Nigerian leaders of all time”. Hope he has proved it in recent time.