The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended its membership registration and revalidation exercise by another three weeks.
In a statement released by Sen. John. J. Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC, the party explained that the extension was due to the fact most registration points were short of materials as against the high turn out of teeming party faithful and intending members.
The statement reads in part:
“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”.
The recent revalidation exercise has been greeted with series of reactions. For instance, former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole had criticised the exercise, saying there was absolutely no reason for old members to revalidate their membership when their membership was not suspended or revoked. In spite of his complaints, he however went through the process.
The leadership of the party has however expressed its joy and satisfaction over the level of reception the process has received from the entire length and breadth of the country.
The nationwide exercise will now end on March 31, 2021.