APC begins membership registration in November

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THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it would begin the registration of its members nationwide “tentatively” in November.

The Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“We have to plan the logistics, if you do not plan well you are not going to achieve anything.

“So what we are doing now, we are at the level of planning because the exercise will take place all over Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, the nationwide membership registration will strengthen the party and enable it to contest all future elections in the country.

Mohammed said that the party had harmonised and finalised the process as well as create a format of its activities that would enable it to participate in future elections.

He told NAN that harmonisation of membership registration into the party would also be carried out from ward level to ensure that all its members are registered.

He said APC had successfully conducted its primaries in Anambra, noting that, “it is on record that we are the only political party that has a transparent and direct primary.

“This simply means that our party loyalists voted from the ward to the state levels,” he said.

Muhammed expressed optimism that the party would excel in the forthcoming Nov. 16, governorship election in Anambra.

He urged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to discharge their responsibility credibly.

“We just hope that INEC would create a level playing ground, the security agencies will do the same, and violence to be curbed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sen. Chris Ngige said in Awka on Tuesday that the All Progressive Congress (APC) was in the state on a rescue mission.

Ngige, who is the party’s flag bearer in the Nov. 16 governorship election, made the declaration while inaugurating 16 sub-committees for his campaign.

The sub-committees are expected to work in collaboration with the national and state campaign committees which were earlier inaugurated to actualise the governorship ambition.

He named Chief George Muoghalu as the Director-General of the Ngige Campaign Organisation and charged him to ensure his victory.

Ngige said that if elected as governor, his administration would ensure the security of lives and property in the state.

“Victory for APC on Nov. 16 will bring a lot for the state. It will give Anambra people the security of their lives and property.

“We want to release our people from economic and political bondage, security, unemployment, high school fees and god-fatherism.

“The party will build the Onitsha to Enugu expressway and conduct local government elections within six months.

“Other parties are playing politics of religion and tribe because they have nothing to offer the people of the state,” he said.

Ngige urged members of the sub-committees to consider themselves as soldiers for the people of Anambra, saying that their assignment was to liberate the state by ensuring victory for the party.

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