BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—Leadership of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, and All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Edo State, have expressed worries over what they described as the illegal meeting being held by some leaders of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state in the name of the proposed All Progressive Congress, APC, when the party was yet to be registered.
State chairman of CPC, Mr. Godwin Erhahon, who expressed his concern to Vanguard, yesterday, said some ANPP and CPC leaders in some local government areas of the state were invited for APC meetings by some ACN leaders.
He said that it was an unauthorised meeting because “we are yet to get directive from the national secretariat on how the proposed merger will be handled in the states.
“APC is waiting for national directive to take off at the state level. There have been complaints from CPC and ANPP leaders in Edo State, who are being invited to factional meetings of ACN as APC is yet to take off in Edo State.
“But I can assure our people that the governor, who is asked to coordinate APC in the South-South is not in support of such factional meetings.
“We have met and agreed that we will wait for directive from the national level before we take off from the state.
“So the organisers of the unauthorised APC meetings in Edo State now do not have the support of the governor and the leadership of the three political parties.”