All Progressives Grand Alliance

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The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is a political party in Nigeria. 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. [1]

The current party chairman is Victor Ike Oye.[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. The newly elected House of representatives are:

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[3] Benue State (KONSHISHA / VANDEIKYA)
6 Onuh Onyeche Blessing Benue State (OTUKPO / OHIMINI)
7 Usman Danjuma Shiddi Taraba State(IBI / WUKARI)
8 Ossy Prestige Abia State (ABA NORTH /SOUTH)

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ā†‘ Maram, Mazen (7 February 2013). "Nigerian Biggest Opposition Parties Agree to Merge". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ā†‘ "APGA chairman wants Buhari to reshuffle cabinet - Daily Post Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ā†‘ "List of Elected Members of the House of Representatives" (PDF). Policy and Legal Advocacy Center.

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