Name of Political Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance
Headquarters of the party: 41b Libreville Crescent, Opp. Tulip Press, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja
Year of formation: 2003
Prominent persons that formed the party:
Alhaji Sanni Bayero
Prominent persons still in the party:
Umeoji Chukwuma Michael
Ifeanyi Chudy Momah
Mr. Labaran Maku
Dr. Victor Ikechukwu Oye
Hon. Damian Ozurumba
Brief history of the party: The Party was formally registered in 2003 in time for the general elections. Its aim was to rival the ruling Peoples Democratic Party for power. The party was largely seen as an Igbo party which has limited its spread over the years. Odumegwu Ojukwu ran for presidency under the party umbrella in 2003.
Highest position attained by the party: The party has produced several House of Representatives members and a few state governors
Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
Where the party has its largest base in the country: Anambra
Party exploits in recent elections: The party has been able to provide 8 House of Representatives Members, four from Anambra, two from Benue, Two from Taraba and one from Abia. The governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano is also a member of the party
Party Structure: There shall be six (6) levels of Party Organization, namely:
Local Government Area
National The Organizational Structure at the State level shall also apply in a similar manner to the Wards and Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as if it were a State.
Party internal mechanism:
The following shall be principal organs of the Party:
National Executive Committee
National Working Committee
Zonal Coordinating Committee
State Executive Committee
State Working Committee
State Working Committee
The Local Government Area Executive Committee
The Local Government Working Committee
The Ward Congress
The Ward Executive Committee
The Ward Working Committee
Each Executive Committee shall implement the policies of and shall be accountable and report to the Congress or Convention of its level.
In all respects, Party hierarchy shall ascend correspondingly from the Ward to the National Level
Each Executive Committee shall have a standing sub-committee to be known as the Working Committee whose composition and functions shall be as spelled out in this Constitution.
The above principal organs shall have the power to set up standing and ad-hoc committees for their respective purposes.
OTHER PARTY ORGANS:
Board of Trustees
Local Government Area Caucus
Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
How do I join the party: Conditions for Membership Membership of the Party shall be open to all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, ethnic group, place of birth, gender, social and economic status, provided that:
The person is at least 18 years of age.
The person is not a member of another political party or if he/she was such a member, has resigned such membership and shall show evidence of his/her resignation.
The person shall not be a serving Public Officer, a member of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Police, or a Traditional Ruler.
Application for membership shall be on an individual basis.
A prospective member shall register at the Ward he ordinarily resides in or his Ward of origin.
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