Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a major chieftain of the newly registered All Progressive Congress (APC), has said with the birth of the new party, a new phase in the struggle to bring true democratic change to Nigeria has just begun.
Tinubu, who made this known yesterday in a statement issued by his media office said, “This is not just a merger. This is the first ever merger in the history of Nigeria and represents a paradigm shift in the politics of our country. Together we must own it. As Nigerians we see history unfold before our very eyes and we must rise up to answer the call of history to liberate our people. I congratulate all our governors,all our members from the North-East,North West,South-South,South- East, South-West and the North Central and all would be members and well wishers of our great party, APC.”
He added, “We worked hard to ensure that our party was in good stead and in good standing with the law. Selfish interest and ego were shelved. Personal sacrifices were made particularly by those who hitherto occupied higher positions in the merging parties in the interest of moving Nigeria forward.
“Today, I can say that Nigeria’s democratic journey has started on a new course and we must pursue this course religiously and rigorously. Our commitment to achieving One Man, One Vote remains resolute. We therefore must demand from INEC the full adoption of the biometric system.”