PDP?s acting spokesman, Tony Okeke

Nigeria?s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has congratulated the largest opposition party on the latter?s registration by the electoral commission.
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) was registered on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and already has 11 state governors as members.
The merging parties that formed the APC ? ACN, ANPP and APGA – thus cease to exist.
Reacting to the development, PDP?s acting spokesman, Tony Okeke, described the registration as ?healthy development for the nation?s democracy.?
The ruling party, however, insisted that ?the registration of the new party poses no threat to the PDP.?
It noted that Nigerians were not deceived by the change of flag by the opposition, saying such ?does not remove their dictatorial tendencies and penchant for deceit and propaganda for which Nigerians have rejected them irrespective of party name.?
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the Independent Parties Association of Nigeria, Dr Yunusa Tanko, Wednesday said the successful registration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is a victory for democracy.
Tanko, who also is the chairman of the National Conscience Party, (NCP) congratulated INEC for painstakingly ensuring that the process was duly followed.
He said “Democracy is about popular demand by the people. It is also about rule of law and order. For the first time in the history of our country, we are taking another giant step towards the development of democracy. We had always had alliance, but not merger.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needs to be congratulated for painstakingly ensuring that the process is duly followed. As the INEC chair has consistently said he is guided by the law of the land (Constitution).


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