The entire members of the United Progressive Party (UPP) recently annulled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have decided to massively deflect to the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC).
The action of the party was taken at the Extraordinary meeting of the party by the National Executive Committee (NEC), The Board of Trustees (BOT) and other stake holders held at its Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday.
A statement signed by the disbanded party Chairman, Chief Dr. ChekwasOkorie said the party will not challenge the decision of INEC in the court of law though the party commends other parties that are in court to seek a legal injunction as their constitutional right.
The party said after recalling their decision of 17th August 2018 where their NEC opted to support the incumbent President of the Federal Republic, MuhammaduBuhari without a dissenting voice in his bid to win the 2019 General elections.
The party therefore agreed to collapse all her political structures at all levels into the APC urging all her members to proceed to register with the APC since the APC has “assured them of a warm welcome and equal opportunities available to all bona fide members of the ruling party”.
Outlawed by INEC with other 73 political parties, the UPP was registered on 2ndOctober 2012 and the party claimed that since then, they have maintained “highest level of internal party democracy, discipline and cohesion without any experience of factionalization at any level of the party”.
The party urged her members crossing carpet to the APC to exhibit the glorious character as disciplined members of the APC.
It is gathered that the disbanded UPP members shall within the few weeks present themselves at a public ceremony into the APC.