The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans to establish functional offices in all the 8,813 wards across the country.
The move, according to the governing party, is to also bring symbolic representation close to the people.
The party also hinted that it is at the concluding stage of establishing a National Institute of Progressive Study.
This, the APC said, is in line with its belief that progressivism as a political ideology can be deployed to improve the lives of millions of Nigerians and improve society through appropriate political action and social reform based on advancement in Science, Technology, Economic Development and Social Organisation.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the leadership and members of Kogi State national gubernatorial campaign council yesterday, national chairman of the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said; “It is pertinent to also note that we have initiated and concluded 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.
“This is to enable our members across the country to have both a symbolic representation of our party in their neighbourhood and a place for active interaction between and among members on one hand, and members and leadership at different tiers of government on the other hand.
“In addition, our vision is to institutionalize the progressive ideology in the body politic of our country. We indeed believe that progressivism as a political ideology can be deployed to improve the lives of millions of our compatriots and improve our society through appropriate political action and social reform based on advancement in Science, Technology, Economic Development and Social Organisation. To crystallize this vision, we are at the concluding stage of establishing a National Institute of Progressive Study.
“This Institute, going forward, will facilitate the channeling and integrating the nation’s progressive minded politicians into the substance, orientation and practice of progressive ideology and political best practices.
“This will certainly amplify our difference from other political parties that are only interested in capturing power.”
In his welcome address, APC national secretary, Senator Ajibola Basiru, said council team comprises individuals who have demonstrated impeccable and unwavering dedication to the cause, and ability to lead APC to victory.