In preparation for the nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise by the All Progressive Congress (APC) the National Officials of the Party deployed to kwara state to handle the exercise was yesterday received the booklet materials to be use for the exercise in Ilorin, alongside with the acting caretaker Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari.
Addressing the pressmen after taking inventory of the materials in Ilorin, the Chairman of the National Committee in charge of kwara exercise, Senator John Danboi said “from the National Headquarters of the APC, the materials to be use for exercise have been received in kwara state by my team with acknowledgement receipt signed by everyone”
When asked about how his team will go about the field work, Senator John Danboi said “our committee alongside the other concerned officials of the party in the state will strategize on how to go about it and general public will be informed through media”
While reacting, the acting caretaker chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, who hosted the National officials said “we are more than ready, it started with training in Abuja and the state teams have moved down to their respective states. Moreover, before arrival of the national officials to the state, we have been sensitizing our people on how to go about the exercise at their various constituencies and why they must give everyone equal opportunity to register because we need more members in our party”
Samari, also made it know that, the state can request for more materials from the national headquarters in case what they brought is not sufficient.
Meanwhile, some stakeholders in the party from Moro local government area of the state have ruled out parallel registration and revalidation exercise which flags off in the state on Wednesday, saying that the exercise is open to all.
Speaking at the APC stakeholders meeting for the support of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, party registration and revalidation exercise and sensitization programme on demarcation of areas in preparation for next census at Olooru in the Moro local government area of the state.
Some of the stakeholders, who spoke during the meeting, include Hon. Ilyasu Ibrahim, Chief Wole Oke, Alhaji Abdulmunin Katibi, Alhaji Moshood Alaka, among others, said that Governor Abdulrazaq remains the leader of the party with majority support.
“The registration and revalidation exercise is for all APC members in the state irrespective of current frictions in the party. The exercise will be flagged off in the state on Wednesday by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. The materials are already in the state with the chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari.
“There’s nothing like parallel registration exercise. We that expect aggrieved members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who want to decamp to the APC to join in the exercise cannot shut any member out from participating. So, we call on our members to participate actively in the exercise. The higher the number of party members, the more our assurance of maintaining our hold in governnace”, the stakeholders said.