The identity crisis plaguing newly formed opposition merged party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), took a dramatic turn, Thursday, as as a third political group, the All Patriotic Citizens, which is seeking registration as a political party laid claim to the acronym. The Punch newspaper reports that two groups – the All Progresssives Congress and the African Peoples Congress – had earlier engaged in a war of words over the ownership of the acronym. The All Patriotic Citizens and the African Peoples Congress said they had submitted their registration applications to the Independent National Electoral Commission for registration as political parties. But the merger committee of the sponsors of the All Progresssives Congress – the Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Nigeria Peoples Party and the All Progressive Grand Alliance – said there was no going back on the decision by the group to use the APC acronym.
APC Identity Crisis Worsens, as Political Groups Fight over Acronym
- Published: 71 days ago on March 15, 2013
- By: eternal
- Last Modified: March 15, 2013 @ 8:35 am
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