The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has extended the deadline for the closing of its ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise by three weeks.
The secretary of APC’s national caretaker committee, John Akpanudoedehe, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The exercise which began February 9 was last extended to March 31.
The statement said: “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 statement further disclosed the audit of the reports by national and state committees for the excercise, as well as its Situation Room show that: “Most states for varied reasons, started late, and require additional time to conclude the exercise; 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.”