All Progressives Congress

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The All Progressives Congress is a strong political parties in Nigeria. It is the incumbent political power in Nigeria. It was founded on 6 February 2013.[1][2][3]


All Progressives Congress
Caretaker ChairmanMai Mala Buni (YO)[4]
Nigerian PresidentMuhammadu Buhari (KT)
Nigerian Vice PresidentYemi Osinbajo (LA)
Senate PresidentAhmed Lawan (YO)
Speaker House of RepresentativesFemi Gbajabiamila (LA)
Founded6 February 2013; 8 years ago (2013-02-06)
Merger ofACN
CPC
ANPP
Headquarters40 Blantyre Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wuse II, Abuja, FCT
IdeologyBig tent[5][6]
Economic nationalism
Political positionCentre-left[7]
Colours     Green, white, blue, red(customary)
Seats in the House
217 / 360
Seats in the Senate
64 / 109
Governorships
20 / 36
Website
www.allprogressivescongress.org

Formation[change | change source]

APC was formed February 2013. It is the amalgamation of three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP - a faction of then opposition party People's Democratic Party.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Live, PM NEWS (13 February 2013). "The Merger This Time!". P.M. News. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  2. "Nigeria's Four Biggest Opposition Parties Agree to Merge". Bloomberg.com. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  3. http://allafrica.com/stories/201302100244.html
  4. Adetayo, Olalekan (25 June 2020). "BREAKING: APC appoints Yobe gov head caretaker committee". The Punch Newspaper. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  5. Idowu, Abe. "Party ideology and apc 2019 general election campaign in nigeria". Africa Journal of Research.
  6. Ambrose I Egwim, PhD. "IDEOLOGICALLY SPEAKING: THE DEPARTURE OF ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS FROM PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY". Socialscientia Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  7. Campbell, John (9 October 2018). "The Stage Is Set for Nigeria's February 2019 Presidential Election". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ""APC lacks internal democracy" - Ex-Deputy Chairman, Annie Okonkwo rejoins PDP". Daily Post Nigeria. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2021.