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The APC, made up of the Action Congress of Nigeria, the All Nigeria Peoples Party and the Congress for Progressive Change has had a running battle with INEC over its move to merge and become a new political party

Akoma said in the statement: “The Commission has continued to rely on court rulings which in anyway do not impinge on its functions to shy away from its constitutional roles in the matter concerning APGA

The electoral body, the party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Bernard Akoma, rather than step out boldly to perform its constitutional functions of monitoring internal democratic mechanisms of political parties, has pretended in the case of APGA and instead decided to take side with a faction of the party in order to keep the party in perpetual crisis

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party
said in spite of recent media reports concerning the antics of some negative forces within INEC over APC’s registration, the emerging party’s leadership has no doubt that in the end, the electoral body will do what is right in accordance with the law

“INEC on Thursday, July 18, 2013, met with national and Anambra State
leaders of registered political parties to brief them on preparations
towards the governorship election. The meeting provided an opportunity to give the stakeholders up-to-date information on the data of voters for Anambra State, the status and spread of the polling units, and the action plan for voter verification and CVR leading up to the governorship election

The team held a closed door meeting with the interim APC officials.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, said its members had proved to INEC that they existed as gentlemen with befitting accommodation

She had assumed that position in April 2013, after serving as the Head of Unit/Director, Alternative Disputes Resolution since May 2009

Maku, said the first batch of 17, 000 is expected to be delivered within six months while the remaining two batches will follow at a later date. He explained further that the card readers are meant to stop incident of double voting and to detect fake voter’s cards

He recalled that the last council election was conducted in the state in 1999 while attempts were made to organise the polls in 2001, 2004 and 2005 but did not hold for security reasons