The inaugural Party Congress of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) came to a spectacular conclusion on 20 January 2023, with a closing ceremony at the African Party for Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) National Headquarters in the capital of Guinea-Bissau.
During the congress, various resolutions related to the A-APRP political line, ideology, structure and leadership were approved. Party delegates participated from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ghana, Azania/South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Canada and the United States.
In addition to electing a new Central Committee, the congress voted to change the name of the A-APRPs ideology to Nkrumahism-Toureism-Cabralism. Adding the surname of Amilcar Cabral along with Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sekou Toure. It serves as a formalized acknowledgement of Cabral as co-founder of the A-APRP along with Nkrumah, as well as Cabral's political imprint on the ideological and structural development of the A-APRP since its inception.
All A-APRP Congress attendees were also accepted as members into the PAIGC (which served as host of the congress) and provided with PAIGC membership cards. The new membership is a continuation of the over 50 year political relationship and cross-membership between the two political formations.
During the ceremony, the PAIGC launched their newly designed website www.paigc.gw. Comrade Dionisio provided an overview of the new features of the site, including member access and online registration for comrades both home and abroad.
The ceremony also launched the introduction of new biometric membership cards for PAIGC members. The first cards were printed in real-time for several comrades.
PAIGC President Domingos Simões Pereira presided over the closing ceremony and presented all A-APRP Congress delegates with gifts from the PAIGC.
Recording artist Bubacar Djamanca and performance group Belém, brought tremendous energy to the ceremony with spirited cultural performances.
A-APRP Congress delegates from other parts of the world, paid homage to the Local Organizing Committee in Guinea-Bissau, with a presentation of gifts and revolutionary thanks for a well-organized congress and Pan-African hospitality.
Delegates also celebrated the birthday of Congress Delegate and outgoing Central Committee member, Sobukwe Shukura, who was born on the same day, 20 January, that Cabral was assassinated (where one revolutionary is lost, another is born).
The closing ceremony of the five day congress, also coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of PAIGC founder, Amilcar Cabral in Guinea-Conakry on 20 January 1973. Congress delegates marched with PAIGC, JAAC (Juventude Africana Amílcar Cabral/Amilcar Cabral African Youth), UDEMU (União Democrática das Mulheres da Guiné-Bissau/Democratic Union of Guinean Women), OPAD (Organização dos Pioneiros Abel Djassi) along with schools students and workers from the PAIGC National Headquarters to the Cabral Mausoleum to pay respects and lay reefs.