APC alleges plot to restart acronym battle

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over a plan by alleged hired hands to re-launch the acronym battle against the party by seeking to register three new parties that bear the acronyms of the same parties that merged to become the APC.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said those behind the phantom parties, who are apparently working at the behest of people who have a mortal fear of the APC, have applied to INEC to register the Allied Council of Nigeria, ACN; Advanced National Patriotic Party, ANPP, and Conservative People’s Congress, CPC.

It said the fact that the acronyms of the three entities tally with those of the APC component parties ACN, ANPP and CPC is not accidental, but a grand design by those who have been having sleepless nights since the APC was registered.

”It is worthy of note that the three applications to INEC for the registration of the three organizations as political parties were made on the same day. Apparently, common sense takes flight in the face of great desperation!

”Their plan is simple: Once the parties are registered, they will then apply to change their logos to those of the original ACN, ANPP and CPC, and then hope to be on the ballot for next year’s general elections. Just before the elections, the sponsors of the phantom parties will then send out messages saying the APC has splintered into its component parties for the purpose of the election. Whatever happens, their plan is to confuse the electorate and hamper the electoral fortunes of the APC,” the party said.

APC called on INEC not to succumb to the antics of those who are planning to sabotage the 2015 general elections and win elections by subterfuge.

”This acronym battle is a part of the larger war against our party to prevent its registration. Nigerians will recollect that the same people, apparently, applied to register a phantom APC the moment it became clear that our merger would succeed and that INEC would register our party, having met all the requirements to consummate the merger.

”Thankfully, INEC refused to compromise its neutrality and integrity and chose to act in accordance with the law by registering our party.

We urge the electoral body to do the same now, in the face of unprecedented desperation by those who believe they can only win elections by cutting corners,” the party said.

It also called on Nigerians to be vigilant as the 2015 elections approach, saying those who are now coming to terms with the reality that the APC is a viable alternative in the country’s political firmament will stop at nothing to seek to mar the electoral fortunes of the party.

Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Lagos, Aug. 24th 2014


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  • Al

    There is always nothing good abt pdp, everyday it is a destruction of one thing or other. One day the destruction wil consume you all.
    God bless the good people of Nigeria

    • change 2014-2015

      Pdp are the destruction of this country they want good for this country.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Truth is: PDP is jittery! Very much so!!

    But ultimately, Nigerians will decide who will rule the country at the centre.

    • change 2014-2015

      It will not be good if INEC register those fake three parties.

  • emmanuel

    What is the problem with APC?

    I suspect they have the fears that the APC would collapse soon, so they want their former acronyms left for them until the dooms day when they have deprived every other gladiator the opportunity to contest for the nations Presidency

    • change 2014-2015

      It the pdp that have problem because they should not give us dividend of democracy in the country.

  • Gbo_lee

    PDP’s ouster is Nigeria’s key to growth and development. With than at the helm of affairs, this country can hardly see peace with their reckless selfish and devillish activities

  • King Carlos

    Bola Tinubu is the only person in Nigeria that possesses the strategy and ideas to dislodge the PDP from power. PDP apparently recognizes this fact, hence the recent personal attacks on him.