Abdulahi Ganduje, national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), has pledged to create a National Institute of Progressive Study.
To bring the party’s symbolic representation closer to the people, he said the party would also open functional offices in all 8,813 wards across the country.
On Saturday, at the launch of the Kogi State Gubernatorial Campaign Council, the chairman made the announcement.
According to him, the advancements in science, technology, economic development, and social organization that progressivism advocates for may be used to better the lives of millions of Nigerians and society as a whole through effective political action and social reform.
“It is also important to note that we have initiated and completed plans to structure our party into a truly grassroots progressive party by opening full-fledged and functional offices in all 8,813 wards in Nigeria,” Ganduje said.
We’re doing this so that people all around the country may have a physical presence for our party in their community and a hub for two-way communication between local members and those in higher positions of power.
Our ultimate goal is to embed progressive ideas deeply into the fabric of American politics. Using political action and social reform based on progress in science, technology, economic development, and social organization, we believe progressivism can be used to better the lives of millions of our fellow citizens and our society. We are nearing completion of plans to create a National Institute of Progressive Study to institutionalize this idea.
“Going forward, this Institute will aid in channeling and integrating the nation’s progressive oriented politicians into the core, orientation, and practice of progressive ideology and political best practices. This will further distinguish us from parties that seek merely to gain power in government.
Ganduje emphasized the party’s commitment to ensuring that the political arena in Nigeria is occupied by genuine progressive oriented politicians, such as the graduates of the institute.
To win the upcoming election in Kogi State, the chairman urged all APC members and stakeholders to unite behind the party’s governorship candidate.