APC Tracker

APC Tracker photograph
Broken promises: 3
In the works promises: 6
Not yet assessed promises: 1
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  • Broken
  • Stalled
  • In the works
  • Kept

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress is up for re-election in 2019. As it makes its case to voters, how has it performed on some of the main promises it made ahead of its 2015 win?

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: These pledges are collated from the party’s manifesto and its covenant with Nigerians. The latter document was subject to much debate after the party sought to disavow it. The APC did walk back promises for its first 100 days in office. Other publications have collated more promises.

Vigorously pursue the expansion of electricity generation and distribution of up to 40,000 megawatts in four to eight years

Progress

In the worksIn the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto Nigeria’s power generation has in recent years remained approximately 4,000 MW, not significantly different from 2015. A daily briefing portal run by the vice president’s office put the electricity generation figure for 28 April at 4,111 MW. That was generated by 21 out of 29 power plants.  … Read more »

Target up to 10% of our annual budget on education

Progress

In the worksIn the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto Despite having been through three budget cycles, the administration is yet to make good on this promise. (Note: The 2015 budget was passed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan) In 2016 the government spent approximately 8% of the budget on education. In 2017 this fell to 7.4%… Read more »

Make the economy one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world with a real GDP growth averaging at least 10-12% annually

Progress

BrokenBroken

When made: 2015 Where made: My Covenant with Nigerians In 2015 the Nigerian economy grew 2.79%, before shrinking to -1.58% in 2016 according to the national statistics office. In 2017 the real annual growth rate was 0.83%. The highest quarterly real growth rate record since the second quarter of 2015, when Buhari took power, was 2.84%.… Read more »

Achieve the construction of 1 million low-cost houses per year

Progress

In the worksIn the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto To solve what it said was a housing deficit of 17 million, the APC pledged to build 1 million housing units every year, through both direct social housing programmes and supporting private developers. The first visible movement on this promise was almost a year after Buhari’s 2015 election… Read more »