Again, APC postpones nationwide membership registration to February

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday released a time table for the party’s proposed nationwide membership registration/revalidation exercise.

According to the time-table, the registration exercise earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, January 25th, 2021, will now hold between February 2nd, 2021 and Tuesday, 16th, 2021.

The time which was released late on Saturday, stated that the constitution/inauguration of state membership registration committee programme will hold between Monday and Wednesday.

It will be followed by the distribution of registration material, electronic gadgets, and consumables to all designated registration centres nationwide while the commencement of the phase one of the registration exercise will hold from February 2nd to 16th, 2021.

Other activities listed in the time-table were: “Sorting of registered details at ward registration centre and forward to the LGAs and the state secretariats; submission of report to the CECPC for consideration from March 2 to 8, 2021

In another statement signed by the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Governor Mai Mala Buni, the caretaker committee said it “has approved the constitution of state membership registration committees for the party’s nationwide membership registration, revalidation and update exercise.”

The statement further read, “In compliance with COVID 19 public health protocols on maintaining social distancing only chairmen and Secretaries of the State Membership Committees are invited for the inauguration ceremony schedule for Wednesday 27th January 2021 by 2pm at the APC National Secretariat Abuja.”

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It listed a seven-member registration panels for each of the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory. For Lagos State, it named Dr. Mohammed Godiya as chairman, while Chief Anthony Ogah will serve as Secretary.

For Ogun, Ademola Kuye is the chairman, while Alhassan Lasmus will serve as Secretary. In Ondo, Mr. Morphy Lawal will serve as Chairman, while Taiwo Olatubosun was named Secretary. Kwara has Senator John Danboyi as Chairman and Rahmaruai Ilavbare as Sectretary.

Kogi State has Senator Osita Izunaso as Chairman, and Yetunde Adeniji as Secretary, while for Enugu State, Sen. Silas Zwingina was named chairman and Sally Williams will serve as secretary, among others.

The change in date for the commencement of the registration exercise proper became the second time in as many months, the party will be announcing a shift.

The exercise was earlier scheduled to hold by December 12, 2020 but was postponed till the “second week of January 2021,” according to a statement issued by the party in December.

The National Secretary of the APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe had while speaking to reporters at the APC National Secretariat, in December 2020, explained that the then fast-approaching Christmas and new year celebrations among the factors were responsible for the shift.

He said, “On account of several factors including the fast-approaching Christmas and End of Year celebrations; as well as the interest of our Christian members; and the objective of ensuring maximum participation, the CECPC has decided to shift the date of the Exercise to the second week of January 2021.”

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