The All Progressive Congress – APC is a party formed in 2013 in anticipation for the 2015 general election.
The party produced President, Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate and defeated the then incumbent President, Good luck Jonathan by a fairly margin.
The APC is a coalition of the three largest opposition parties which are:
Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)
All Nigeria Nigeria People Party (ANPP)
Congress for Progressives Change (CPC)
The party was approved by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Prof. Atahiru Jega on 31st July 2013.
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All Progressive Congress wooed a lot of prominent politicians to join the party in the race to historical victory of 2015.
Some serving Governors of the ruling People’s Democratic Party transfered their loyalty to the All Progressive Congress’ party in 2013 ahead of the fast approaching 2015 general election.
Furthermore, some serving legislators decamped from PDP to All Progressive Congress to give the new merged party a narrow majority tag in the National Assembly.
The party produced a stunning feat by convincing the bigger wings in Nigeria political jungle such as former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and many others to alienate their supports from the ruling party to newly merged party.
The serving Governors who decamped then were Wamakko Aliyu of Sokoto State, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State.
Nevertheless, the ruling All Progressive Congress now has a divided home than ever as they journey for 2019 general election.
Some notable members with whom they won 2015 general election together earlier crafted as nPDP has shielded out again from the ruling APC to form “Reformed APC ” (r-APC) which was reported by media on 4th July 2018.
This process elevated the PDP to majority tag in legislative Chambers of the Nation ahead of general election in 2019. The leaders of National Assembly are now from PDP.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, deputy Senate president, Ekweremadu, the speaker of House, Dogara are now all in the PDP cabinet due to the mass defection.
They alleged key political appointment marginalisation, injustice and poor management in the party which lead to ill running of the government that ravaged Nigerians with poverty and unemployment as reasons for defection.
As a result of these happenings, the battle of 2019 supremacy is becoming so fierce than ever.