The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has extended her membership registration and revalidation exercise by three weeks. The exercise ended on 31 March 2021.
A Statement by the party Caretaker Secretary, Senator John Udoedehe says the extended was given the avalanche of request for it by states to allow them complete capturing their members ahead of party congresses expected soon.
The statement reads:
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) Membership Registration/Revalidation and Update Exercise was scheduled to terminate on March 31st, 2021.
“The audit of the reports received from: the National Membership Registration, Revalidation and Update Committee; the States’ Registration Committees; and that of our Situation Room indicate as follows:
” (1)Most states for varied reasons, started late, and require additional time to conclude the exercise.
“(2) An avalanche of applications from critical stakeholders (including all States Caretaker Chairmen) for an extension of time to capture Nigerians who are still desirous of joining the fold of the progressives.
“The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) under the leadership of His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni had done everything possible to keep to the earlier timeline, however it has become imperative to extend the duration of this very important party activity.
“Consequently, the CECPC has approved the recommendation of the National Committee for the Membership Registration, Revalidation and Update to extend the duration of the exercise for three weeks.”
The party had earlier in the day met with State Chairmen of the party at whose instance the extension was made. Details of the meeting was scanty as at the time of this report.