INEC cannot fail to register APC – Oshiomhole
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has said the Independent National Electoral Commission cannot fail to register the All Progressive Congress as a political Party because doing so will bias.
Speaking on the controversy over the alleged existence of a political party that bears the acronym APC which may deny the opposition political parties from being registered, Oshiomhole said merger by political parties is a right which cannot be violated by any institution.
” I know that it is the right of political parties to merge. We have merged to form APC, All Progressive Congress; so, if people choose to trivialise it, it is up to them. I know that Independent National Electoral Commission will register APC because if they don’t they leave themselves open to accusation.
“Everybody knows that this has been on the national discourse over the period; it is not a new issue. And if people want to play these cheap games, first it shows that they are panicking and I don’t see any reason why people should be panicking.
“In a genuine democracy, it is in our interest those, in power and those out of power, to create viable alternative platform for people to make an informed choice. No party is too good to rule forever, nor is any party too bad to be out of power forever.