The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Membership Registration and Revalidation Committee in Oyo state, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari who was represented by Mr. Ahmad Sajoh has disclosed that the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise in the party is aimed at tackling any fraudulent in membership of the party.
As the National Committee on Tuesday handed over registration materials to Oyo State chapter of the party for onward distribution to all the local governments and wards in the state.
Speaking with journalists during the distribution, Sajoh called on members of the party and people of the state to take opportunity of the registration exercise to registered so as to become a bonafide member of the party.
It could be recalled that the national executive of APC has ordered the party across the states of the federation to embark on fresh registration and revalidation for all members and intending members of the party.
Sajoh explained that the party with this new registration and revalidation, it wants to go digital unlike the previous registration in form of analogue.
He maintained that this new registration and revalidation would go a long way to guide against any fraudulent in membership of the party.
Sajoh noted that the purpose of the distribution of the materials was that the party has realized that the best way for the success of the membership registration exercise was to ensure that anybody who is going to be part of the process is adequately trained and understand what the registration is all about.
He pointed out that the world is now in a digital age, that is why the party is also going digital in registration of its members to ensure the success of the party ahead of 2023 general election.
Sajoh described the registration exercise as a unique one, adding that APC remained the only party in Nigeria to registered it’s members and ensure that its members has a unique number.
According to him, “This new system of registration and revalidation is the first of his kind in Nigeria and it would guide against any irregularities, mix-up and fraudulent in membership.
“We have received good cooperation from the leadership of the party in the state, technical committee was set up, and everyone that suppose to be part of the committee has been trained at the unit level, ward and local government level on how to handle the registration, so that they can understand what the exercise is all about.
“There wont be any mistakes in the distributions of the form because the forms have been already coded according to their local governments, and two local governments can never has the same number, we have taken the cognizance of all the diverse interests within the party in Oyo State, so the exercise is inclusive, we are not going to close our gate on anybody, so, nobody is going to be disqualified from registering.”
He however called on media for appropriate reportage of the registration exercise, saying that media should help to spread the success of the exercise across the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Also speaking, the APC caretaker chairman in the state, Chief Akin Oke described the nation wide exercise as huge success, calling on members of the party and the people to register as a bonafide member of the party.