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PDP urges INEC to deregister APC for dissolving its EXCOs

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister the ruling All progressives Congress, APC, for dissolving all its national, zonal and state structures.

Recall that the APC, during its emergency virtual NEC, meeting on Tuesday, had dissolved all its executive members across the country, extending the tenure of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, for another six months.

Reacting to the dissolution, the opposition party, through a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the APC had forcefully exited itself from the nation’s political firmament by dissolving all its national, zonal and state structures.

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According to him, the INEC should officially deregister the APC and recall its certificate of registration, given that it no longer has operational structures as required by law.

He added that, “INEC should immediately declare the seat of all lawmakers elected on the platform of APC at the federal and state levels as vacant and commence the process of bye-election to fill the seats, as required by law.”

“Furthermore, government agencies, civil society organizations, as well as the international community, should immediately gazette the APC as a defunct political organization in our country.

“Nevertheless, the PDP invites all leaders of the fizzled APC to get ready to answer Nigerians for their misdeeds, and not to think they can get away with their atrocities by forming or joining another political party.”

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