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APC extends membership registration to March 31


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has extended the deadline for the completion of the ongoing nationwide membership registration exercise which began on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 across the 36 states of the federation.

The party, in a statement signed Sunday by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, John J. Akpanudoedehe, said the exercise will now end by March 31, 2021.

The ruling party said the extension of time was necessary, following “a massive turnout of intending registrants beyond the expectation of the party”.

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Mr Akpanudoedehe said the development was 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 statement said: “On behalf of the National Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate the good works of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state-led Youth, Women Mobilisation and Persons with Disabilities’ Sensitisation Committee, the National Registration, Revalidation Committee led by Governor Sani Bello of Niger State, the states’ steering committees for the exercise and all party officials who have been both directly and indirectly involved in the exercise from the outset.

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“We have received a nationwide acknowledgement of the increasing popularity of the APC, and most especially in states that are being governed by the opposition party.

“Biases in some sections might have made attempts to rubbish the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration, but the strong, impressive response of the public in the ongoing registration exercise has spoken the true minds of Nigerians and has put paid to the false narratives of party’s critics, cynics and the opposition.

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“In response to the demands across the states for an extension to allow accommodation of all prospective members, the Party has therefore extended the nationwide membership registration exercise by a period of three (3) weeks.

“This extension will shift the end of the exercise to Wednesday 31st March, 2021.”

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