The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the extension of the nationwide membership registration and register update exercise by 3 weeks.
It said the extension was due to shortage of materials as a result of massive turnout intending registrants beyond the expectation of the party.
A statement by the party’s national secretary, Sen. John J. Akpanudoedehe says the extension will shift the end of the exercise to Wednesday 31st March, 2021.
The Secretary said feedback from across the country showed that the exercise was a huge success as many old and new members trooped out in charge numbers for the registration and revalidation exercise, necessitating the extension.
According to Akpanudoedehe: “The feedback across the states has been overwhelming and beyond projected success level; with a massive turnout of intending registrants beyond the expectation of the party.
“This development is responsible for the shortage of registration materials recorded in many states across the country and thereby warranting an extension of the exercise to give every interested Nigerian the opportunity to officially identify with the ruling party, the APC.”
He added: “We have received a nationwide acknowledgement of the increasing popularity of the APC, and most especially in states that are being governed by the opposition party.”
The Secretary noted despite biases in some sections and attempts to rubbish the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the strong, impressive response of the public in the ongoing registration exercise has spoken the true minds of Nigerians and 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 (3) weeks
“This extension will shift the end of the exercise to Wednesday 31st March, 2021,” he stressed.
He also said that additional registration materials have been disbursed to meet up with the demands reported in most states.
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