All Progressives Grand Alliance

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is a political party in Nigeria.

All Progressives Grand Alliance
ChairmanSly Ezeokenwa Esq.
HeadquartersPlot 1160 Cadastral Zone B07 Katampe District, FCT Abuja.
Colours  Yellow (customary)
Seats in the House
5 / 360
Seats in the Senate
0 / 109
1 / 36
Seats in state Houses of Assembly
19 / 991

Electoral history edit

At the legislative elections held on 12 April 2003, the party won 1.4% of popular votes and 2 of 360 seats in the House of Representatives of Nigeria but no seats in the Senate. Its candidate at the presidential elections of 19 April 2003, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, won 3.3% of the vote.

In gubernatorial elections of April 2011, Chief Rochas Okorocha (APGA) was elected governor of Imo state, polling 15% more votes than incumbent governor Ikedi Ohakim (PDP). An APGA candidate was first elected as governor of Anambra state.

In February 2013, a faction of the party merged with the Action Congress of Nigeria, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, and the Congress for Progressive Change to form the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party currently has a governor, who currently governs Anambra State, South Eastern, Nigeria. Also, in January 2018, the party clinched a seat in the Senate after a by-election. All Local Government Area Chairmen in Anambra State, are Card-carrying members of APGA.[2]

The party experienced remarkable growth during the 2019 elections as it won 7 seats in the House of representatives compared to the 2015 elections where only two seats were won.

After a long internal leadership battle between Edozie Njoku and Victor Oye, who both claimed to be party chairman, the National Executive Committee suspended both from the party and appointed the Deputy National Chairman South Jude Okeke as Acting Chairman in June 2021.[3] However, Oye continued to control much of the party and claim that he is the rightful chairman until the Supreme Court ruled in Oye's favour in October 2021.[4]

All Progressives Grand Alliance secretariat, Asaba, Delta state

Legislators edit

House of Representatives (2019 Election)
Member State
1 Umeoji, Chukwuma Michael Anambra (Aguata)
2 Chinedu Benjamin Obidigwe Anambra (ANAMBRA EAST / ANAMBRA WEST)
3 Ifeanyi Chudy Momah Anambra (Ihiala)
4 Ezenwankwo Okwudili Anambra (ORUMBA NORTH / ORUMBA SOUTH)
5 Orwase Hembe Herman[5] Benue State (KONSHISHA / VANDEIKYA)
6 Onuh Onyeche Blessing Benue State (OTUKPO / OHIMINI)
7 Usman Danjuma Shiddi Taraba State(IBI / WUKARI)
8 Ossy Prestige (late) Abia State (ABA NORTH /SOUTH)

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e All Progressives Grand Alliance. "Manifesto of All Progressives Grand Alliance". Independent National Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  2. ^ Maram, Mazen (7 February 2013). "Nigerian Biggest Opposition Parties Agree to Merge". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ Erunke, Joseph. "Jude Okeke emerges new acting chairman as APGA sacks factional chairmen". Vanguard. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  4. ^ Olokor, Friday; Okafor, Tony (14 October 2021). "Supreme Court declares Soludo APGA candidate, returns Oye chairman". The Punch. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  5. ^ "List of Elected Members of the House of Representatives" (PDF). Policy and Legal Advocacy Center.