All Progressives Grand Alliance

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All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Chairman Chief (Sir) Victor Umeh
Secretary-General Alhaji Shinkafi
Founded 2003
Headquarters 41b Libreville Crescent, Opp. Tulip Press, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja
Ideology Progressive
Colours Green, white
Politics of Nigeria
Political parties
Elections

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is a political party in Nigeria. At the last legislative elections, 12 April 2003, the party won 1.4% of popular votes and 2 of 360 seats in the House of Representatives of Nigeria and no seats in the Senate. Its candidate at the presidential elections of 19 April 2003, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu won 3.3% of the vote.

In governatorial elections of April 2011, Chief Rochas Okorocha (APGA), was elected governor of Imo state, by polling 15% more votes than incumbent governor Ikedi Ohakim (PDP) making the party present in two states with Anambra state as the party's first presence.

In February 2013 the party merged with the Action Congress of Nigeria, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, and the Congress for Progressive Change to form the All Progressives Congress.[1]

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  1. ^ Maram, Mazen (7 February 2013). "Nigerian Biggest Opposition Parties Agree to Merge". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

It is only a dissident faction of APGA led by Governor Okorocha of Imo State that merged with APC. The National chairman of APGA Chief Victor Umeh has distanced the party from Okorocha's action. They have expelled governor Okorocha from the party for his move and are contemplating of initiating a judicial process of removing him from office for decamping from APGA. Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State and many other faithfuls of APGA are still keeping the party strong.