Tuesday 1 August 2023

APC calls for understanding, patience as party marks 10th anniversary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for understanding and patience from Nigerians as it celebrates its 10th anniversary and as President Bola Tinubu unpacks his administration’s “Renewed Hope’’ agenda.

Felix Morka, the party’s national publicity secretary, made the call in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

He congratulated APC members across the nation and assured them that the “Renewed Hope’’ agenda would ensure peace, unity, security, and prosperity.

“On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our great party, the APC, we congratulate our members, stakeholders, and leaders on this important milestone.

“We salute the founding visionaries of our party for their commitment to 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 People’s Democratic Party (PDP),’’ Mr Morka stated.

He recalled that the merger of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) paved the way for the founding of the APC.

Mr Morka noted that, through remarkable strides, the party had come a long way from its humble beginnings and morphed into Africa’s largest political party with more than 40 million members.

He stated that the APC did this through the enunciation of people-centered policies that repositioned the country for holistic development in all areas of its national life.

“Significantly, in its first run, the party defeated the then-incumbent PDP in 2015 to clinch the country’s presidency; it won control of the National Assembly and the majority of the states of the federation.

“This feat was repeated at the 2019 and 2023 general elections with the mandate to consolidate 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,’’ the APC scribe stated.

Mr Morka assured that the APC would continue with its determined effort to tackle poverty, insecurity, and systemic corruption, expand access to economic opportunities, and improve living standards for all Nigerians.


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