Opposition Parties Apply for Registration as APC

Leading opposition parties have taken a major step towards concretising their plans for a merger by applying to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the registration of a new party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

The parties — Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), as well as factions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) — which have been embroiled in inter-party tussle for the formation of the interim leadership of APC, also said they had resolved to ensure that transparency and equity ruled the process. The disagreement was evident as the party filed the application for registration without constituting a pro tem executive as required by INEC.  An attempt by governors elected on the platform of the constituent parties to broker a deal in the sharing of leadership positions in the budding political party ended in a deadlock, THISDAY learnt Tuesday.



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