The National Publicity Secretary, Action Congress of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says 23 governors in Nigeria are part of the All Progressives Congress merger.
Mohammed spoke at the 7th Town Hall Meeting with constituents of Lagos Central Senatorial District organised by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, in Lagos on Friday.
Though the ACN spokesman did not give the names of the governors, he said apart from the 11 governors currently in the parties that were involved in the APC merger, 12 other governors had signified interest to be part of the APC.
He said 12 more governors had signified interest to join the APC in addition to the 11 already in the fold.
“The 12 governors will make their declarations after the party has been registered, possibly in two weeks’ time.
“We are likely to get our registration certificate by the end of June or second week of July,” the ACN spokesman said.
He explained that the delay in submitting the new party’s application to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was caused by “the complexity of merging.”
According to him, “merging is not an easy process, it is complicated. Aside from the name, constitution and logo change, each of the merging parties must hold special conventions to adopt the merger.”