The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to register “All Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)”, the newly-formed political association.
National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, made the call in his message to members of the party to mark his two years in office, released in Awka on Wednesday.
“I want to draw the attention of INEC once again to the plans to register All Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) whose acronym sounds like APGA.
“It should do something urgently to avert the impending confusion,” he said.
“In my inaugural speech, I promised to reconcile aggrieved members of our party and build on the solid foundation laid by our predecessors.
“We are thankful to God that today we can say we have fulfilled a reasonable percentage of our promises.
He said that the focus of his executive was to continue to build the party from where their predecessors stopped, into a formidable national party.
The chairman added that APGA would remain a party where every member irrespective of creed, race, status or any other mundane consideration would be free and safe to express himself without fear, let or hindrance.
He decried the slow political development of Nigeria 57 years after independence, pointing out that the political class had exhibited lack of clear political ideology.
He charged the Federal Government to take urgent steps toward ameliorating the suffering of the masses.
“Why have we refused to grow with the times? Why have we refused to tolerate one another and play the game according to its laid down rules?
“As a political party, APGA has distinguished itself from the pack; we have exhibited a high sense of duty, tolerance and humanity in the management of the affairs of the party’’, he said.
On the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra, Oye said that the party was ready to win again, adding that it would resist any attempt to subvert the process.