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The All Nigeria Peoples Party on Tuesday said it would not change its name, logo and slogan in the ongoing plan to merge with.....
The All Nigeria Peoples Party on Tuesday said it would not change its name, logo and slogan in the ongoing plan to merge with other political parties in the run-up to the 2007 elections.
It said changing the party‘s identity now would amount to betraying its members and could confuse the electorate.
The party said these in a communiqué issued on Tuesday in Abuja, after its Monday meeting where the report of the Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi-led Committee on Contact and Reconciliation was considered.
The National Secretary of the party, Dr. Nya Asuquo, read the communiqué, which Borno State Governor, Alhaji Ali Modu Sherriff, signed as the chairman of the party‘s Caretaker Committee.
The party said the ongoing talks with other political parties, aimed at ”forging alliances, mergers or fusion,” would continue.
”The ANPP shall in all such talks regard its name– All Nigeria Peoples Party; its flag– blue, white and green; its logo– the peeled maize; and its motto, One Nigeria, justice as inviolable and unchangeable,” it said.
ANPP advised its members to disregard any contrary information on the matter.
All the party‘s presidential aspirants, namely Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Dauda Birmah, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, Chief Pere Ajunwa and Alhaji Lima Jibril, had opposed the idea of changing the party‘s name.