DO WE HAVE ONE APC OR TWO? WHERE IS THE OTHER PARTY REGISTERED BY INEC ALSO BEARING APC? WHY NOT GO TO COURT TO PREVENT BUHARI FROM BEING PRESENTED AS REPRESENTING THE “AUTHENTIC APC”,,,SEE MORE QUESTIONS BELOW
In 2013 Press reports said there was Division in INEC over APC’s application because another party was already registered as APC
1.On June 12,2013, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC); and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) submitted an interim application to INEC for the registration of APC.
Mr. Idowu said that the process of registration of the merger groups as APC was on going as there was no infringement of any provision of the law on the issue
2.The Independent National Electoral Commission is divided over the merger application submitted by opposition parties’ to form the All Progressives Congress.
Our correspondents learnt on Monday that the division came about on the issue of whether to approve the APC’s application or request it to change its name.
It was gathered that the top management team of the commission would take a final decision on the application this week.
A top official of the commission, who confided in one of our correspondents, said, “Some members of INEC management team are of the view that the merging parties should be asked to look for another name, while others are insisting that the application should be granted.
3.Inside sources within the APC told Sunday Tribune that reports from INEC indicated that another party, African Progressive Congress (APC) is already a registered political party which still subsists within the commission‘s registry.
Since another party is already bearing APC, the report indicated that INEC might refuse to register the newly-formed APC unless it changed its name to avoid conflict with the existing registered political party.
As of the time of filing this report, it was not clear who the leaders of the African Progressive Congress were and when the party was registered by the electoral body. The party is, however, not among those deregistered recently by INEC.
Further checks showed that the said African Progressive Congress was in existence all along though some APC insiders were already crying foul, accusing the ruling PDP of being the brain behind the plot.
A very furious APC source in Abuja told Sunday Tribune that “African Progressive Congress was newly-registered with the goal of denying the newly formed APC registration,” accusing the INEC of working in league with the PDP.
“You know General Buhari was right when he said INEC has merged with the PDP. We are seeing the sign now. There is a grand plot to deny us registration and we will resist all attempts in that direction,” the source said.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a former Justice Minister, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, however, fired back at the insinuations of PDP plotting to stop the new party, declaring that “APC and ADC are registered political parties long before now.“Why must they shift their problem on PDP? They should have done their home work properly by checking INEC before announcing their name. APC and ADC have always been there as registered political parties. If they did not check with INEC, is that the fault of PDP? Kayode who is also a chieftain of the PDP asked.
The sub-committee which submitted its report last Wednesday was reported to have made preliminary contact with INEC during which the existence of African Progressive Party was discovered. It is not clear yet what the APC leaders will do if INEC finally confirms the need for them to change the name of the new party.
QUESTIONS FOR DESPERATE MEASURES
1.IS THE FIRST APC ALIVE OR DEAD?
2.DO WE HAVE ONE APC OR TWO?
3.HAS THE FIRST APC GONE INTO OBLIVION? HOW WAS THE ISSUE BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW APC RESOLVED?
4,ARE THERE LEGAL KNOTS WHICH WERE NOT UNTIED THAT CAN RENDER THE REGISTRATION OF THE SECOND APC AND BUHARI’S CANDIDATURE NULL AND VOID?CAN PDP GO TO COURT TO PREVENT BUHARI FROM BEING PRESENTED AS REPRESENTING THE “AUTHENTIC APC”?
PLEASE TELL US WHY TAKING THIS ROAD MAY LEAD NO WHERE FOR PDP!