APC set for registration, CPC chieftain says

All Progressives Congress

The Chairman Merger Committee of the CPC says all three major stakeholders have concluded the rituals for registration.

The All Progressive Congress, APC, is set for registration with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, a chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Garba Gadi, said on Thursday,

Mr. Gadi, who is the Chairman, Merger Committee of the CPC, said in Abuja that all the three major stakeholders had concluded the rituals for the registration.

He said that the trio of CPC, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, had independently conducted their mandatory conventions to seal their merger into the APC.

The stalwart assured that the association had satisfied necessary constitutional and Electoral Act requirements for the registration.

“We shall soon forward the address of the new party, the names of an interim administration for the new party and application which has to be accompanied with N100, 000 to INEC.”

He said that the application for the new party would contain the signatures of the chairmen, secretaries and treasurers of the affected parties for the merger.

He said after the APC is registered, a lot of logistics will be put in place before conducting the national convention to elect substantive leaders.

“The first thing to be done is to harmonise the structures of the parties; structures at the national level to bring them together under the APC,” he said.

While describing the last CPC national convention as a huge success, Mr. Gadi said that the resolution was unanimously accepted by the delegates.

“There must be a convention by each of the merging parties to agree that their party moved from the specific parties to accepting the name of the new party after the merger.

“Each party must also in their conventions accept the constitution, logo, flag, motto, slogan and manifestoes of the new party,” he said.

“These have been endorsed and accepted by the CPC convention, which is the same thing with ACN and ANPP,” he said.

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