Chairman, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Prince Tony Momoh has said that the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will lose elections in 32 states during the 2015 general poll.
Momoh who was reacting to a statement credited to the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, claiming that his party will win at least 32 states during the election with hard work, said the PDP chairman was misquoted, adding that what Tukur meant was that PDP will lose elections in 32 states.
“I think the PDP chairman was misquoted, I think he meant to say they will lose 32 states”, he said adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can carry on with biometric registration but that there must be accreditation before voting.
“All we want is that votes must count”, he said in Lagos. Meanwhile CPC has announced that it will hold its convention May 11, 2013 as part of efforts to properly integrate into the emerging All Progressives Congress (APC). Other parties in the coalition include the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Publicity Secretary of the CPC, Engineer Rotimi Fashakin, said the decision was taken at an expanded meeting of the party. “At an expanded National Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, 16th April, 2013, an approval was given to the proposal to have the mid-term convention of the party on May 11, 2013.Already, the Independent National Electoral Commission had been informed about this date and an acknowledgement received.”