Propriety of APC membership registration/revalidation exercise : Mai-Mala Buni replies Bisi Akande
The Chairman Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise was in line with the dictates of the party’s constitution.
He said this in a statement titled, “Gov. Buni restates commitment to reconciliation and membership registration,” signed by his Director General (Media and Publicity), Mamman Mohammed, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Buni, spoke in apparent response to concerns raised by the pioneer Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, who had on Wednesday, faulted the propriety of the exercise which he pointed out was happening less than ten years after the first one held in 2014.
The Yobe state Governor explained that the exercise was a constitutional provision which was part of the strategic measures taken by his committee to give existing and new members a sense of belonging.
He said, “Since the initial exercise in 2014, the party has not registered new members nor updated the personal information of our existing members as provided for by the constitution.
“The registration exercise gives our new members a sense of belonging and the existing members will update their information while those who left the party will have their names removed from the party register.”
Buni expressed confidence that the exercise would assist the party generate a valid, accurate and up to date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process.