By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The pioneer interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has described the ongoing membership registration of the party as an indefensible aberration.
Akande who made this known on Wednesday after revalidating his membership in his hometown, Ila-Orangun noted that the exercise would lead to certain ugly perceptions.
According to the elder statesman, “no population census is repeated within less than a decade and that voters are not re-registered at every election.
“Within this context, I see the present APC membership registration within less than a decade after the original register as an indefensible aberration leading to certain ugly perceptions.
“The first major perception is that APC, already having a well computerised register for an average of 100 leaders of similar ideological orientation per each of the more than 120000 polling units across Nigeria, might be lacking comprehension and matrix of the modern day technology.
“The second major perception is that APC leadership might be wasteful and unappreciative of the proper use of money in a kind of scanty economy in which Nigeria now finds itself.
“These seeming ugly perceptions put into abeyance the applause of the two national election successes that the original APC register enjoyed since its completion on 15th February, 2014 and the over one billion Naira of 2014’s value that the original register cost when APC had no money of its own.”
Former Osun State Governor also described the setting up of a Caretaker Committee for a political party as an abnormality saying that “if not carefully controlled and expeditiously managed, most aberrant authorities end up in contempt and disgrace.”
He then urged the present APC Caretaker Executive Committee to resist all temptations of sit-tight syndromes that usually characterized most handpicked authorities in most underdeveloped countries of the world.
Akande, however, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the party for the honour of being the second person to register after President Muhammadu Buhari tasking the party leadership to make huge success of the registration exercise which he said would determine the success of the party in future elections.