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2011: INEC registers new party

By Tordue Salem

ABUJA—A new political party christened Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has been registered to contest the 2011 polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The party which annouced its registration yesterday through a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Dennis Aghanya, has a blue flag and a fountain pain as logo.

Mr. Agahanya through the statement said the party, will uphold the democratic values of participatory politics and accountability to the people.

“Our party will afford  every Nigerian a participatory democracy at all levels of government with the understanding that sovereignty belongs to the people from whom government, through the Nigerian constitution, derives all its powers and authority.

“Democracy, for sure, remains the best and only legitimate means to derive powers and authority in a constituted society like ours, but not when such powers are misused to deny the masses the oportunity to elect leaders of their choice.

“Our idea of a political party is one that will give equal oportunity to all members of the party, irrespective of status/class, to elect or stand to be elected into any position within or on behalf of the party”.

The party’s spokesman said the party was worried about the general skepticism of voters in Nigeria and would work to douse that feeling.


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