Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise by three weeks.
A statement by the party’s National Secretary, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe, said the extension was due to a shortage of materials as a result of the massive turnout of intending members.
Akpanudoedehe said the exercise has been extended to Wednesday 31st March 2021.
He, however, appreciated Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, the national registration, revalidation committee led by Gov Sani Bello of Niger state, and other stakeholders in making sure the exercise was a success.
The statement read in parts: “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.
“On behalf of the national chairman, caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate the good works of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state-led youth, women mobilisation, and persons with disabilities’ sensitisation committee, the national registration, revalidation committee led by Gov Sani Bello of Niger state, the states steering committees for the exercise and all party officials who have been both, directly and indirectly, involved in the exercise from the outset.”