The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has stated that the party is the biggest in the world.
Speaking at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, he expressed his satisfaction at seeing how progressive the party has become.
He disclosed that the party’s registration exercise saw 15.6million members recorded as the party’s members.
Today to talk about the size of our party, the largest party in the world and in Africa, we need to have evidence that can be verified by a third party or by members,” he said.
“We have taken advantage of technology to produce what I believed is the best or the first in Nigeria.
“We now have as at last week when they started printing of membership register, about 15.6 million registered APC members across the country.”
Oshiomhole said the National Executive Committee(NEC) meeting of the party produced the choice of indirect primaries in states who want it saying the APC is ready to be the smartest, the best and not just the largest in the world.
Contrary to Oshiomhole’s claim, facts finding by Political Stew revealed that the world’s biggest party is the Bhatiya Jhanti Party in India, with over 100million members.
Following India’s and indeed the world’s biggest party is the Communist Party of China with over 80million members.
The APC might correctly be the biggest party in Africa, with previous holders, the African National Congress, ANC in South Africa having roughly one million members.
Opposition party, the PDP used to claim to be Africa’s biggest party in the past until after the 2015 elections.