he ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not relenting in its aggressive drive for more members into its fold.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG reports that the party had late last month announced the commencement of the nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise. At the commencement of the exercise, 12 million forms were released across the 119,973 polling units with each unit allotted with 100 registration forms.
According to reports, the National Secretariat of the party has dispatched 200 registration forms to each of the polling units across the country.
It was gathered that party dispatched staff on Tuesday to take the additional registration forms to the states, in order to address the shortfall of the forms as complained by the states.
Chairman National Registration Committee of the party, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello last Thursday told newsmen at the party Secretariat that his committee has been receiving complaints of shortage of registration forms in virtually all the states of the federation.
“The registration is going on well. I have been receiving reports from other zones. And the major complaint is that the 100 forms per unit are too small. But, I have made complain to the national headquarters and more materials will be provided for the local governments or units that need more materials.”
Meanwhile, controversy has continued to trail the registration exercise in some states. The National Secretariat of the party have had to suspend the exercise in some states owing to alleged malpractices and violence.
Some party elders including former interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande; immediate past national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu have condemned the registration exercise saying it is strange to the party constitution. Others called for total cancellation of the membership revalidation exercise insisting that registration of new members can be encouraged but members who have remained with the party without defecting do not need to be involved.