Crisis in APC over party logo
There are strong indications that a crisis is brewing in the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC), over the choice of party logo, in addition to the inclusion of part of the logo of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). It would be recalled that before now, the leadership of APGA has been at loggerheads, over its inclusion in the merger that formed APC.
While Sadiq Massalla led national executive council of APGA alleged to be backed by Governor Peter Obi of Anambra state disassociated itself from the merger, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, insisted that the original APGA is body and soul in the merger, describing Peter Obi’s faction of APGA as an extension of PDP. Briefing journalists yesterday after the caucus meeting of the new APC in Abuja appeared deadlocked, the national publicity secretary of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Lai Mohammed, said APGA pulled out of the meeting to consult with their leadership over the inclusion of part of its symbol in the logo. He explained that it will not be proper to adopt part of APGA symbols in the new APC logo, hence the party is factionalised.
“We cannot subject our new APC to litigations, if we include part of their symbol, they can take us to court,” he stated.
Lai, admitted that the new APC still has a long way to go in becoming a full-fledged political party, adding that in view of this, the caucus has agreed to constitute committees to handle issues relating to logo, INEC guideline, constitution and manifesto.
He added that as part of the INEC’s guideline, the APC caucus agreed that each party should write to INEC, indicating their interest to join the merger.
Meanwhile, the meeting will continue Tuesday next week for further deliberations on the APGA issues.
Among the dignitaries that attended the meeting were Gov of Osun state, Rauf Aregbeshola, former Governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, ANPP Board of Trustees Chairman, Ali Modu Sherif, many opposition Senators and House of Reps Members.