The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm that forces bent on undermining it’s electoral fortunes in 2015 poll have commenced the process of the registration of its three legacy political parties.
In a statement issued yesterday in Lagos by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party alleged that the plot was being perpetrated by hired hands to re-launch the acronym battle against the APC by seeking to register three new parties that bear the acronyms of the same parties that merged to become the APC.
The party claimed that those behind the phantom parties, who are apparently working at the behest of people who have a mortal fear of the APC, have applied to INEC to register the Allied Council of Nigeria (ACN) Advanced National Patriotic Party (ANPP) and Conservative People’s Congress (CPC).
“It is worthy of note that the three applications to INEC for the registration of the three organizations as political parties were made on the same day. Apparently, common sense takes flight in the face of great desperation!
“‘Their plan is simple: Once the parties are registered, they will then apply to change their logos to those of the original ACN, ANPP and CPC, and then hope to be on the ballot for next year’s general elections. Just before the elections, the sponsors of the phantom parties will then send out messages saying the APC has splintered into its component parties for the purpose of the election. Whatever happens, their plan is to confuse the electorate and hamper the electoral fortunes of the APC,” it said