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  • Founded: February 6, 2013
  • Chairperson: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
  • Secretary: Ajibola Basiru
  • Nigerian President: Bola Tinubu (LA)
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All Progressives Congress (APC) is a Nigerian political party formed in 2013 via a merger of prominent opposition parties. It has been the country’s ruling party since 2015.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) was formed in a political environment in Nigeria that had been dominated, since the county’s return to civilian government in 1999, by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Opposition to the PDP had consistently been fragmented, making it difficult for any one group to mount a successful challenge to the party. This changed in February 2013, when opposition leaders orchestrated the merger of the country’s largest opposition parties—the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), and part of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The new party was officially recognized by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission in July 2013.


The party’s manifesto emphasized issues of concern to many Nigerians. Of significance was the worsening security situation in the country.

Other issues embraced by the APC included improving government functionality, eliminating endemic corruption, and accelerating development in the country.

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