The membership registration and revalidation exercise of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been extended in four states of the federation.
A statement by Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party named the states as including Kwara, Imo, Ogun, and Rivers.
Accusations and counter-accusations have trailed the exercise among party stakeholders in these states, leading to the constitution of the Membership Registration Appeals Committee.
The Caretaker National Secretary said following approval by the CECPC, “the membership registration, revalidation and register update excercise in the four states will continue for two weeks.”
The statement meanwhile did not rule out the fact that congresses will hold in these states as earlier scheduled by authorities of the party.
“Those who have not been registered in these States can purchase forms for congresses, party office elections and convention. For congresses in Rivers State, all those who have purchased forms in the past will be allowed to participate in the congresses on the presentation of the bank teller as proof of payment,” it added.
Akpanudoedehe warned that any attempt to deprive intending registrants will be dealt with, noting all Nigerians are welcome into the “progressive fold”.
“Registration materials have been adequately deployed to the listed states and any attempt to deprive intending registrants will be dealt with accordingly in line with the provisions of the APC constitution and guidelines for the exercise. All Nigerians who are desirous of joining the the progressive fold are welcome to take advantage of this window and register as members of the APC.
“The APC once again expresses our appreciation to millions of Nigerians who had earlier trooped to the registration, revalidation and register update centres accross the country and call on those wishing to participate in the current exercise to do so in an orderly manner and inline with COVID-19 public health protocols.”