The All Progressives Congress (APC) on March 6, released the logo, slogan and motto of the party, which is seeking to be registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement by Alhaji Lai Mohamed, the spokesman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), stated that the joint merger committee of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) with nine of the progressive governors in attendance unanimously agreed on a logo, slogan and motto. “With this milestone achievement, the political landscape in the country has been irreversibly altered,” he continued. “The slogan is CHANGE and the motto is Justice, Peace and Unity.” The statement said. The three major parties – Action Congress of Nigeria (AC N), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) – that make up the APC would cease to exist after the proposed first APC National Convention in April, 2013. The convention will ratify the merger and the formation of the new party.
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola hosted the meeting. In attendance were AC N governors – Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); ANPP Governors in attendance included Abdul-Aziz Yari (Zamfara), Kashim Shettima (Borno) and Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe), who was represented by Senator Dejare Alkali.; CPC Governor Tanko al Makura (Nasarawa); APGA Governor Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole could not attend but endorsed the talks. Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) are the major parties in the newly formed APC merger.
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