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APC founder wary of underhand election tactics

02 August 2013, 07:37Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Nuhu Ribadu, a founding member of the newly-registered All Progressive Congress (APC) urged Nigerians to be aware of other parties soliciting their votes through money or whipping up religious emotions ahead of the general election schedules for 2015.

Rihadu, President of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) when it merged with other parties to form APC, urged members to strive harder to attain the ultimate goal of dislodge the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement from Abuja, he congratulated the key players in the merging if the parties.

They shoved their personal interests in order to allow for mutation of a pan-Nigerian party that can provide credible alternative to the ruling party," said Rihadu.

"Like millions of other Nigerians from all over the country, I am immensely delighted over the successful registration of the APC by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)," he said.

Rihadu is confident the new party will dislodge PDP.

"The registration of the party by the electoral body is the beginning of the end of misrule and cluelessness."

Formed earlier this year, APC is an alliance by Nigeria's biggest opposition parties - the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the now-defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

INEC registered it earlier this week.

- CAJ News


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