The Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change and All Nigeria Peoples Party, have dissolved into All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chairman of the 89-member Merger Committee of the political parties, Chief Tomi Ikimi, told newsmen in Abuja that the merger was in keeping with INEC’s condition for registration.
“I am pleased to report that we have made appreciable progress. The three parties have fused into one, adopted one symbol, accepted one slogan, a common manifesto and a single constitution”.
According to him, the leadership of the merger parties will now pursue the registration of APC with INEC to be in a position to field candidates for the next general elections.
He said the leaders would iron out the issue of interim national officers as demanded by INEC.
Ikimi expressed satisfaction with the assignment carried out by the committee since its inauguration on Feb. 6, 2013.
According to him, the new political association will provide Nigerians with an alternative platform of change if registered.
He said the committee, which included factions of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), met consistently to actualize the dream.
“The merging parties have held successful conventions in Lagos, Abuja and Guasu. They approved and accepted the name APC, and now these three parties have merged.
“We believe that we have completed the assignment that brought us here,” he said.