The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday celebrated 10th anniversary of its existence as a party, with a pat on the back of its leaders, members and stakeholders for achieving an important milestone.
The governing party implored Nigerians to trust President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the ongoing efforts by his administration to unpack the Renewed Hope agenda.
In a statement titled, “APC At 10 – A Valid History, A Vibrant Future”, issued by national publicity secretary of the party, Morka Felix, APC said it is the largest political party in Africa, with over 40 million members.
Morka said, “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 the 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.”
Reeling out its achievements, APC recalled that in its first run, it defeated the then incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 to clinch the presidency, took control of the National Assembly, and majority of the states of the federation.
“This feat of success was repeated in the 2019 and 2023 general elections with a mandate to consolidate on its Picshitz, 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,” the party added.