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CPC to conduct membership bio-metric registration

20 December 2012, 13:04

Abuja - The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has concluded plans to conduct membership data registration early next year as part of the initiatives to ascertain its strength nationwide.

The CPC National Financial Secretary, Mr Folorunso Longe, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

According to him, the bio-metric data will help the party to have an authentic data of its members and to discover any forms of rigging during its primaries.

The financial secretary said the measure would go a long way in assisting the party during the process of merger with other political parties.

In another development, the CPC Deputy National Secretary, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, said that All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) had officially indicated its interest to merge with the CPC.

"In this regard, ANPP, one of the strong opposition parties, has written to us and given us the names of its members, who will participate in the merger committee that will discuss with us.

"We are going to reciprocate to this gesture, we are very happy that ANPP, one of the major political parties in the country, has reached out to us," he said.

Obono-Obla urged other opposition parties to key in to what ANPP had done, pointing out that none of the opposition parties could do it alone to defeat the ruling party.

He said that CPC had resolved to organise a political summit of all the opposition parties to come together to form a formidable position on the proposed constitution amendment.

"We need to form a common front on powers of INEC, on the conduct of elections. We are thinking that elections should not be staggered.

"One of the factors that is responsible for chaos during general elections is the staggering of elections.

"We are thinking that we should make a proposal for constitutional amendment so that elections to the positions of president,  governors, and the National Assembly among others should hold on the same day," he said.

- NAN

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