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.
Abdullahi A. Kaugama
Secretary to the Commission
“A positive storm is brewing” – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu speech at the ACN party dissolution convention which took place at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria on April 18, 2013.
SACRIFICING THE PARTY TO SAVE NIGERIA
1. History is upon us, asking something bold of us. Those who hear must respond to its call because history is impatient. If we tarry, history shall not. If we fail to act as the situation requires, history will still move forward and its pen will write an unanswerable verdict against us. All the prior achievements and feats we have recorded in the past will matter little unless we now answer the challenge now facing us.
We have come to the place where things must change or we shall sink. For the nation to continue as is constitutes nothing less than an invitation to doom. Such a fate we shall not abide. (more…)
On April 18, 2013, over 4,000 delegates at the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) convention officially approved the merger of various parties into APC.
The 4,000 plus delegates at the convention officially approved the merger of the party with three others (ANPP, APGA, CPC) to form the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The delegates also approved the retention of the broom symbol as the APC symbol at Thursday’s national convention at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.
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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