INEC Has Not Rejected APC Merger Bid

The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to reports in some newspapers today, Monday, April 29, 2013, that it has rejected a bid by some political parties to merge as the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is to affirm that the reports in the Nigerian Tribune and the Daily Champion are utterly false.

The Commission has not written to stop the merger bid as APC.

The Commission, in a letter by its Secretary dated April 23rd, 2013, only declined an application by another association seeking to register as the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria (APCN), for the reason that the acronym proposed by the association is similar to that of another already seeking registration.

The Commission hereby reassures Nigerians that it will always do the right thing as a dispassionate and impartial regulator of the political process.

Kayode Idowu

Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman

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