By CHRIS OCHAYI
ABUJA—THE African Democratic Congress, ADC, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, accusing the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress, APC, of using its slogan, “Change”.
Besides, there are indications that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would be registered in two weeks, after its leaders said the association had met conditions for registration as a party.
National Publicity Secretary of ADC, Chief Anayo Arinze, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja, threatened that the party would drag APC to court should it fail to drop the slogan.
He said: “It has come to our notice that the yet to be registered All Progressive Congress, APC, is using our slogan, “Change”. The NWC has quickly resolved to write the INEC to properly advise APC promoters to avoid identity crisis.
“ADC was registered in 2006 with the slogan, “ADC Change! ADC Change!! AD & C: Change for better Nigeria.”
In another development, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and the African Democratic Congress, ADC, have announced fees for expression of interest form in compliance with the time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the November 16 governorship elections in Anambra State.
While APGA pegged its expression of interest form at N2 million for prospective aspirants, the ADC puts its own at N5 million.
ADC also pegged the chairmanship and councillorship nomination fee for local government election at N100, 000 and N20,000 respectively.
APGA, on the other hand, has fixed August 3rd for the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party for the approval of guidelines for the elections.
In a statement signed by APGA National Secretary, Dr. Sani Abdulahi Shinkafi, yesterday in Abuja, the party said tthe National Working Committee, NWC, after its meeting on July 23, said the sale of expression of interest forms would begin on July 29 and end on August 2, 2013..
It also stated that sale and return of nomination forms would begin on August 6 and end on August 12, 2013, while the screening of aspirants would hold between August 15 and 16, 2013.