APC extends membership registration
Aanya Igomu, Abuja
Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has extended its nation-wide membership registration and revalidation by another 3 weeks.
In a press statement signed by the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe said the membership exercise was extended to create room for more intending members to be registered.
The membership drive began on February 9th 2021 and was to last for two weeks but with the extension, it will be ending on March 31st.
— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) February 21, 2021
The APC Secretary said that they have begun disbursing additional registration materials to states to address any shortage of materials.
“In response to the demands across the states for an extension to allow accommodation of all prospective members, the Party has therefore extended the nationwide membership registration exercise by a period of three (3) weeks. This extension will shift the end of the exercise to Wednesday 31st March, 2021.
“Additional disbursement of registration materials to meet up with the demands reported in most states has however commenced and will continue until the material needs of all the affected states are adequately met,” he said.
He further explained that the large turn-out of people for registration shows the popularity of APC and is also responsible for the shortage of materials.
“The feedback across the states have been overwhelming and beyond projected success level; with a massive turnout of intending registrants beyond the expectation of the party.
“This development is responsible for the shortage of registration materials recorded in many states across the country and thereby warranting an extension of the exercise to give every interested Nigerian the opportunity to officially identify with the ruling party, the APC.
“We have received a nationwide acknowledgement of the increasing popularity of the APC, and most especially in states that are being governed by the opposition party. Biases in some sections might have made attempts to rubbish the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration, but the strong, impressive response of the public in the ongoing registration exercise has spoken the true minds of Nigerians and has put paid to the false narratives of party’s critics, cynics and the opposition,” he said.