The All Progressives Congress (APC) nationwide membership registration & revalidation exercise has been extended till March 31st, 2021.
The National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), APC, Sen. John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Sunday said the exercise that began on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 across the 36 states of the federation has witnessed massive turnout of intending registrants beyond the expectation of the party.
According to him, the massive turnout led to shortage of registration materials in many states across the country, thereby warranting an extension of the exercise to give every interested Nigerian the opportunity to officially identify with the ruling party.
He stated that, “On behalf of the National Chairman CECPC, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate the good works of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state led Youth, Women Mobilisation and Persons with Disabilities’ Sensitisation Committee, The National Registration, Revalidation Committee led by Governor Sani Bello of Niger State, the states steering committees for the exercise and all party officials who have been both directly and indirectly involved in the exercise from the outset.
“We have received a nationwide acknowledgment 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.
“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 weeks.
“This extension will shift the end of the exercise to Wednesday 31st March, 2021.”
He stated that additional disbursement of registration materials to meet up with the demands reported in most states has however commenced and would continue until the material needs of all the affected states are adequately met.
“Finally, and again, our appreciation goes to all who have made this exercise successful up to date; and a broad welcome to all new members into the party,” he added.