The All Progressive Congress was formed in 2013 as a result of the merger of the Nigeria’s three major opposition political parties – the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a faction of People Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The party gained huge followership across the country and several notable personalities including the former governors of Kwara State, Rivers State, Sokoto State, Adamawa State, and Kano State pitched their tent with the party. In the 2015 election, the party recorded a huge success as it won the presidential election and also won the majority of the seats at the Nation’s National Assembly.
APC expels National Secretary (July 18, 2019)
In a statement released by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Malam Lanre Issa-Oniru in Abuja on Thursday, he announced the expulsion of the National Vice Chairman of the Party (North West), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.
The statement read: “The NWC of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.
“The party organs in Sokoto State have earlier expelled Abdulkadir and passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification.
“The decision to uphold the action of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC held at the party’s national secretariat on Thursday,” the party spokesman said in the statement.
“Abdulkadir failed to utilize the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various petitions received against certain members of the party.
“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions.”
APC begins sale of nomination forms for Kogi, Bayelsa gubernatorial election [July 9, 2019]
The national executive leadership of APC has released a statement which indicates that interested individuals for the position of governor in these two states can now buy their nomination forms. The form would be available for sale from July 10, 2019.
The national secretary of the party released a statement expressively stating the price of the nomination form and the expression of interest. The nomination form goes for N20m while the expression of interest costs N2.5m.
According to the statement, the sale of form would start on the 10th of July 2019 and end on the 20th August 2019. It also stated that the submission of the form will end on the 21st August 2019 while screening of the candidates will start on the next day. Aspirants have the chance to appeal the screening result as from August 23. The primary election will hold on the 29th August 2019 while election appeal is set to hold on September 2.