INEC awaits CPC, ANPP’s resolutions on merger

The Independent National Electoral Commission is eagerly awaiting the resolutions from the conventions held by both the Congress for Progressive Change and the All Nigeria Peoples Party on Saturday, a top source in the commission said on Sunday. The two parties had their conventions in Abuja and Gusau respectively, where the decision to merge with […]

Super merger: A new party is born

From TAIWO AMODU, Abuja and DOM EKPUNOBI, Onitsha A new opposition party emerged yesterday. It is called All Progressives Congress (APC), midwifed by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). It is a consummation of the merger talks among the main opposition parties. At a […]

10 governors okay opposition parties’ merger, vow to dislodge PDP

Ten state governors elected on the platform of four opposition parties rose from a four-hour meeting in Lagos on Tuesday with a resolve to collectively back the ongoing merger initiatives by their various political parties to wrest power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. At the end of the closed-door meeting, held at the Marina […]

Mega party emerges in June – Buhari

By GABRIEL EWEPU ABUJA — The new party coming from the merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, will pursue the restructuring of the country, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the CPC national leader said yesterday. Speaking at the inauguration of the CPC merger committee in Abuja, Buhari said […]

ACN, ANPP, CPC merger faces fresh obstacles

DECEMBER 25, 2012 BY OLUSOLA FABIYI, ABUJA 79 National Publicity Secretary, Action Congress of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed | credits: The three major opposition political parties planning to merge in 2013 are having problems agreeing on a name, symbol and other identities for the proposed mega opposition party. Findings by The PUNCH show that the […]

ACN, ANPP, CPC to form new party in 2013

December 10, 2012 by Olusola Fabiy Buhari, Tinubu and Onu | credits: THREE  major opposition political parties   –  Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and the All Nigeria Peoples Party  – may drop their identities by April 2013, when talks  on  their proposed merger are expected to be completed. The merger of the […]

US election tears PDP, ACN, others apart

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Emman Oviokpare, Ben Agande & Henry Umoru LAGOS—The quick resolution of Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States, last night, sparked off quarel among the three leading parties in Nigeria, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and opposition parties accusing one another of bad manners. Reacting to the quick […]

Nigeria’s democracy, 13 years of hardship —Opposition, Labour, lawyers

Follow Us on Twitter @NewNigerianPoli May 29, 2012 by Niyi Odebode, Olusola Fabiyi, Fidelis Soriwei and Ihuoma Chiedozie Political parties and eminent Nigerians on Sunday assessed 13 years of democracy in Nigeria. They came up with the verdict that it was full of failures and hardships. But the ruling Peoples Democratic Party disagreed, saying democracy […]

ACN, ANPP, CPC forge ahead with merger talks

Follow Us on Twitter @NewNigerianPoli May 29, 2012 by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja  If President Goodluck Jonathan changes his mind to contest the 2015 poll, he will be meeting a joint candidate of the three leading opposition parties in the country. The Action Congress of Nigeria, the All Nigeria Peoples Party and the Congress for Progressive […]

Bayelsa guber polls holds tomorrow, ANPP seeks new date

NBA cautions against violence, sends 573 monitors THE expectations and the stakes are high over tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State. Last minutes activities leading to the polls by both the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the participating political parties and other stakeholders have reached a peak. The only unexpected action came from […]


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