All Progressives Congress Registered
The All Progressives' Congress (APC) was given a green light by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party's application for registration has been approved.
It would be recalled that the APC, a merger of of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples' Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has been engaged in a series of conflicts with INEC over the decision to unite and become a new political party.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Commission's Secretary, Abdullahi Kaugama, INEC said it has withdrawn the certificates of the ACN, ANPP and CPC following the successful merger, adding that the parties have met all requirement for merger.
The statement read, in particular, "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."