APC National Chairman warns against hijacking party's membership/re-validation exercise - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Saturday, January 23, 2021

APC National Chairman warns against hijacking party's membership/re-validation exercise

The Chairman of Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has warned that the party will deal with anyone or group that attempts to hijack the membership/revalidation of the party.

Governor Buni gave the warning yesterday in Abuja while inaugurating the National Committee for Membership/Revalidation, chaired by Niger State Governor, Mr. Abubakar Bello.

Buni said the party has not had the opportunity of renewing its membership register since the initial registration in 2014.

He added that the party has in the last seven years received many politicians who defected to the APC, but were not registered.

Besides, youths who have attained the age of 18 years and above and who have joined the party within the period have not be registered, while others who left the party still have their names on the register.

According to him, the registration and revalidation provide the opportunity for both new and old members to register and update their membership in the party, and for the party to expunge names of those who have left the fold.

The chairman said the committee holds the key to ensuring a successful membership registration and revalidation.

He stated: “Let me make it abundantly clear that the party would not condone any act of sabotage of denying anyone or group of persons from registering. The party would deal decisively with anyone or group who attempts hijacking the exercise. Everyone must be allowed and given the chance to register.

The party has adequate back-up materials to ensure a successful exercise and no one is disenfranchised.

I am very sure that our figures in the register would surge into quadruples or even more, to further prove that APC is indeed Nigeria’s largest and leading political party.”

Bello assured the party that the committee will ensure that any interested person or group will be given the opportunity to join APC.

Bello added that the mandate of the committee is to grow the party, stressing that party members should not be intimidated by the calibre of people that will join the party.



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