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ACN : Opposition Coalition Cannot Be Stampeded

13 Mar 2013

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ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

*PDP is ignorant of merger process

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said the merging opposition political parties will not allow any attempt to force them into taking hasty actions that is not in tune with the country's electoral laws.

The party accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of either suffering from crassignorance or engaging in palpable mischief (or both) by saying the leaders of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) should have registered the name with INEC before now.

It said the only other way that the promoters of the APC could have registered the name before now is to short-circuit the system, like the PDP would have done.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it is disturbing that the ruling party in Africa's largest democracy can exhibit such ignorance or mischief, when the legal requirements for a merger are well spelt out in the Electoral Act.
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