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Thursday, 2 May 2013

We Have Not Rejected APC Merger Bid, INEC Says

By SaharaReporters, New York
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied newspaper reports that it has rejected a bid by some political parties to merge into 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 said today in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode R. Idowu.  “The Commission has not written to stop the merger bid as APC.”
The commission explained that it only declined an application by another association seeking to register as the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria (APCN), as the acronym proposed by that association is similar to that of another which is already seeking registration, supposedly the APC.
“The Commission hereby reassures Nigerians that it will always do the right thing as a dispassionate and impartial regulator of the political process,” the statement said.

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