All Nigeria Peoples Party

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All Nigeria Peoples Party
ChairmanChief Okey Nwosu[1]
Secretary-GeneralHon. Lawan Shettima Ali
Founded1998 (1998)
Dissolved2013
Merged intoAll Progressives Congress
HeadquartersBassan Plaza Plot 759, Central Business District, Abuja
IdeologyConservatism
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
Colours    Green, white, blue

The All Nigeria Peoples Party (abbr. ANPP) was a political party in Nigeria.

Under the leadership of Late Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke who was its vice presidential candidate to General Muhammadu Buhari in the 2007 presidential elections. The party won a paltry 32.2% of the vote behind ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Buhari was the ANPP candidate in the 2003 presidential election, with Chuba Okadigbo as the running mate taking second place and about 18% of the vote according to official results.[2]

The party assumed a new leadership following its September 2010 national convention in Abuja. A successful convention was held at Eagle Square under the leadership of Yobe State Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, where former Governor of Abia Chief Dr. Christopher Ogbunnaya Onu emerged as the National Chairman of the party. Other national officers are Hon. lawan Shettima Ali (National Secretary), Mr. Wale Olatunji (Deputy National Secretary), Chief John Oyegun (Deputy National Chairman, South), Dr. Yusuf Musa (Deputy National Chairman, North), Hajjia Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (National Women's Leader), Tony Udoakan (National Youth Leader), Emma Eneukwu (National Publicity Secretary), and Hajjia Fatima Muhammed (National Financial Secretary).[citation needed]

The ANPP was a household party in the extreme north of Nigeria, primarily due to its mass appeal among more religious voters. It was the strongest opposition party, controlling seven of the nation's thirty-six states at one point. The party's biggest achievement in the 2003 election was its gubernatorial victory in Kano State where it defeated the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) to take control of one of the country's most populous states.

Following the 2007 election, the ANPP challenged the victory of Umaru Yar'Adua and his PDP, although it was announced on 27 June 2007 following talks, that the ANPP had agreed to join Yar'Adua's government of national unity. There was reportedly disagreement within the ANPP about the talks.[3] Buhari subsequently denounced the idea in a BBC interview and suggested that the decision was only made by part of the party, alleging that they were "just looking for jobs for themselves".[4]

In February 2013, the party merged with the Action Congress of Nigeria, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, and the Congress for Progressive Change to form the All Progressives Congress.[5]

Political ideology[edit]

The ANPP is a conservative party with mass appeal among more religious voters. The party draws its strength predominantly from Northern Nigeria.[6]

Earlier incarnation[edit]

There was a party of the same name during the Second Republic, which was banned following the military coup of 1983 led by General Buhari.

The current party (founded in 1999) shares the same name, but with little or no resemblance, affinity, or affiliation to the original ANPP.

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Party candidate Running mate Votes % Result
2003 Muhammadu Buhari Chuba Okadigbo 12,710,022 32.19% Lost Red XN
2007 Edwin Ume-Ezeoke 6,605,299 18.72% Lost Red XN
2011 Ibrahim Shekarau John Odigie Oyegun 917,012 2.40% Lost Red XN

House of Representative and Senate elections[edit]

Election Party leader House of Representatives Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Position Votes % Seats +/– Position
2003 Edwin Ume-Ezeoke 8,021,531 27.44%
96 / 360
Increase 22 Increase 2nd 8,091,783 27.87%
27 / 109
Decrease 2 Increase 2nd
2007
62 / 360
Decrease 34 Steady 2nd
16 / 109
Decrease 11 Steady 2nd
2011 2,900,306 10.16%
28 / 360
Decrease 34 Decrease 4th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Nigeria Peoples Party". www.inecnigeria.org. Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Huge win for Nigeria's Yar'Adua", BBC News, April 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Tom Ashby, "Nigerian opposition agrees to join government", Reuters (IOL), June 27, 2007.
  4. ^ "Nigeria opposition move condemned", BBC News, June 28, 2007.
  5. ^ Maram, Mazen (7 February 2013). "Nigerian Biggest Opposition Parties Agree to Merge". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Nigeria: The All Nigeria Peoples' Party (ANPP); date founded, names of founding members, participation in recent elections and problems encountered by members". refworld. Retrieved 22 January 2020.