By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
The All Progressives Congress (APC) again has urged its members and intending members to be peaceful and embrace orderliness as the registration and revalidation exercise begins today Tuesday 9th February 2021.
The Kwara State Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari stated this at a press briefing held on Monday in Ilorin.
Samari disclosed that the existing and intending members are to visit their respective polling units with two passport photographs and their voter’s card.
He said anyone above 18 years without a voter’s card can also register while they were urged to register to vote, as a matter of civic responsibility, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) begins another voter registration exercise nationwide.
“We have called you this afternoon to update members of the public, especially our party members on the APC registration/revalidation exercise, which begins tomorrow February 9, 2021 across 1,872 polling units of our state. That is, the exercise will take place simultaneously across all the 16 local government areas of the state.
“People are urged to be peaceful and orderly. The party sees no reason why anyone should deploy violence or resort to self-help in the exercise. Every willing person will be registered.
“I want to reiterate that this exercise is being conducted by the Senator John Danboi’s committee. Ours as members of the Kwara State Caretaker Committee of the party is to mobilise the people and provide necessary support and logistics for the exercise. To this extent, we have deployed two supervisors in each local government and 36 for all the 16 LGAs; two (2) supervisors per ward, making a total of 386 ward supervisors; and three unit officers in each of the 1,872 polling units, making a total of 5,616 polling unit officers for the exercise” he said.
The Chairman added that any report or complaints from each unit should be channeled to the party through their respective Ward supervisors, while Ward supervisors should report any complaints from their end to their local government supervisors, as the LG supervisors channel any report or complaints to the State Committee.
He said the party has set up a standing committee to ensure prompt resolutions of any development anywhere in the state.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman, used the medium to condemn in the strongest terms possible the reported incident of violence in parts of Edu local government today(Monday), as he said they were waiting for full briefings on what truly happened.
“Violence, under whatever guise, is unacceptable. We call on the security agencies to promptly arrest and prosecute anyone involved in unleashing violence on the people. Just as the Governor has rightly noted, there is no basis for anyone resorting to violence as no one would be excluded” he added.
“Once again, the party urges everyone to be peaceful and orderly. Security agencies will be on the ground to maintain law and order. No genuine party member is expected to engage in any violent act” he emphasized.