By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday commenced the process of registering membership base of the party across the 119,973 polling units nationwide, following the receipt of the registration materials at the party headquarters by the acting chairman, Mai Mala Buni.
A statement issued yesterday by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC Yekini Nabena the party said this is in addition to the 57, 000 Voting Points across the country, as created by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday officially received materials for the Party’s nationwide membership registration, update and revalidation exercise to be conducted across thirty-six states and the Federal capital Territory (FCT).
During the handover ceremony at the party’s national secretariat, Governor Buni was accompanied by the Governor of Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru; party Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudodehe, among other senior party officials.
Governor Buni speaking at the brief handover of the material at the party Secretariat, confirmed that the APC membership registration, update and revalidation exercise will be conducted across the country’s 119,973 Polling Units and 57, 000 Voting Points.
“As you can see, we just took delivery of the first consignment of the registration materials for the exercise that will soon commence across the country. We have over 119, 000 polling units and 57, 000 Voting Points across the country.
“As you can see this is the membership register and we have the personal information slip that goes with the register as well. Like I said we have just taken first delivery and after taking all the stocks then we will unveil the date, the timetable for the registration across the country.
“We are going to register, revalidate our existing membership register across the country.” Governor Buni disclosed at the ceremony.
The statement said the membership registration, update and revalidation exercise is in line with the desired reforms under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the recognised need to expand the membership base of the party.
It added that the exercise will target a broad spectrum of Nigerians across urban, rural dwellers, unlettered population, as well as Diaspora.