EXCLUSIVE: INEC replies APC on registration request

All Progressives Congress

The electoral body demanded copies of the association’s constitution and manifesto.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has responded to the request by the All Progressive Congress, APC, for registration as a party and demanded relevant documents to back the claims made in its application.

APC, which is the merger of some opposition parties, had on June 5 applied to the electoral body seeking to be registered as a political party.

The merging parties as presented to the electoral body are the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN; All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP; and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.

Other opposition parties in the merger are the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, and a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

The application was signed by the National Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers of ACN, ANPP and CPC as the other two did not hold special conventions to authorise their dissolution into the the APC.

In a letter dated June 12 and signed by its Secretary, Abdullahi Kaugama, the Commission asked APC to forward 35 copies of its constitution and manifesto to it. It also demanded an affidavit in support of its claim in Form PA 1.

The letter addressed to the national secretariat of the association at 6, Bissau Street, Wuse and obtained by PREMIUM TIMES reads, “Re” Request for Merger of the ACN, ANPP and CPC.

“Please, refer to your letter dated June 5, 2013, and find forwarded herewith 35 copies of the Commission prescribed Form A1 for your completion and return to the Commission.

“You are therefore requested to submit the under-listed documents –
1. 35 copies of proposed constitution
2. 35 copies of proposed manifesto
3. Affidavit in support for the claim in Form PA 1;

“You may note that the Commission shall verify the proposed headquarters address and claims in the Form PA 1.

“Kindly revert to enable the Commission commence the process of your request.”

It is not clear whether the association has responded to INEC’s demands.


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  • truth meter

    Does APC have anything like manifestos-these are agberos who have come together to raise the flag of the Fulanis and boko haram activist in Mail via the media-

    • doye

      (Tambuwal should be dismissed from the PDP 4 anti party activities. A party without any iota of discipline is dead! Sadly for us, ANC preaches one thing and does another. ACN as a party is not only undemocratic but blatantly autocratic and makes no pretenses about it. We recall that only recently, its national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, asserted that whosoever is not pleased with the national leadership of the party’s way of running the ACN and in picking its candidates was free to leave the party. So why is APC acting as if the ongoing suspension in PDP is different from the vomit that the same ACN threw at its members? When they complained about the imposition of candidate on them by Tinubu-most especially his wife and in-laws,were they not asked to go to hell? Hear what Awo told his party faithfuls–( If any group of people fail to agree as to basic principles and as to the methods to be adopted in applying those principles, it is impossible for them to work within the same fold, and to submit themselves to party loyalty and discipline.) Thus any party whose members refuses to obey set rules and guide lines will never be able to achieve its objectives-in life! Tambuwal owes his allegiance to the PDP and not Buhari and tinubu-he it was who disobeyed party rules. In that the post of speaker was zoned to the Yorubas-but he came from behind to snatch it from their mouth with the active support of tinubu. Yet they the Yorubas are dancing owambe for Tinubu while they allege that that they don’t like Jonathan because he is not competent. Fine yet those Yorubas who claim to yearn for competence in governance, left Gani an incorruptible soul in the cold to vote for OBJ-Would the North have helped Tinubu to create APC if a Fulani man were to be president? I begi!)

      • yarob dan benue

        The battle between the North and the South-south over 2015 presidency took a twist as a two-time former governor of the defunct Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, said the North has no claim to power until 2027.

        Ogbemudia argued that the North’s right to the presidency would be valid after the South-south would have completed eight years, and the South-east taken its turn of eight years.

  • nija pikin

    Ogbemudia is definatly high on something so don’t be surprise he may be suffering from d trauma of large amount of us dollars given to him by GEJ, the north will help whom they wish after all we are use to life without the presidency but we will continue to play king makers no one can stop that

    • Es3

      Nija Pikin,
      Ogbemudia is surely high on something and that something is called “the truth”!!! Who in Nigeria wants to ruled all their lives and generations unending only by others?!!!
      Those up north (because it is not all of them that think they own every other person in Nigeria) that are not ready to recognise that all parts of this country must aspire and be allowed to have access to the highest office in the land in the ineterest of fair play, justice and engedering peace and cohesion better have a re-think now that it is not too late!

  • Onweson

    Good news! This is the beginning of a new phase of the anticipated revolution in Nigeria politics. By the time INEC gets done with the registration of APC, there will be a new phase of life in Nigeria politics