By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at 10 and has saved Nigeria from “the maladministration of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)”, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barr Felix Morka, has said.
In a statement issued by Morka, in Abuja, the APC said with over 40 million members across the world, the party had moved from a nascence political party to the largest in Africa.
Morka wrote: “On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), we congratulate our members, stakeholders and leaders on this important milestone. We salute the founding visionaries of our Party for their commitment to immanent progressive values and principles.
“APC was a child of the imperative to pull our nation from the brink where it hung precariously by the maladministration of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The historic merger of some political parties, notably, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) paved way for our Party’s founding.
“In remarkable strides, our Party has come a long way from its humble nascence and morphed into Africa’s largest political party of over 40 Million members through the enunciation of people-centered policies that have repositioned our country for holistic development in all areas of our national life.
“Significantly, in its first run, the Party defeated the then incumbent PDP in 2015 to clinch the Presidency of Nigeria, won control of the National Assembly, and majority of the States of the Federation. This feat of success was repeated in 2019 and 2023 general elections with mandate to consolidate on its leadership, expand good governance and extend the frontiers of economic and social development of our dear nation.
“As the Party celebrates this milestone, we applaud our compatriots for their invaluable support and resilience these past years as our government continues its determined effort to tackle poverty, insecurity, systemic corruption, and expand access to economic opportunities and improved living standards for all Nigerians. We urge for more understanding and patience as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu unpacks the Renewed Hope agenda of his administration towards greater peace, unity, security and prosperity of our nation.”