Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are to be re-validated as president Muhammad Buhari releases the timetable for registration of new party members and the revalidation of existing ones.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe, who is also the APC National Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, revealed this at the end of a closed door meeting with the president in Abuja on Tuesday.
Accompanied to the governor to the meeting are other members of the caretaker committee including the governors of Kebbi and Jigawa, Atiku Bagudu and Abubakar Badaru.
He said: “It’s to consult with him (Buhari) on the process of the membership registration. As from today, we are commencing with sensitisation.
“Thereafter, it will culminate into membership registration across over 119,000 polling units in the country. It is part of our mandate as bestowed on us by National Executive Committee to rebuild this party bottom up.
“I have to read the Section of the APC Constitution to you to clearly understand where we are coming from:
“In accordance of section 9.4 of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (October 2014 as Amended), the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee consulted all stakeholders and have organized for membership registration. The said Section 9.4 provide as follows:
“A Register of members shall be compiled and maintained at the Ward Level and be transmitted to the Secretariat of the Party at the Local Government Area, which shall transmit a copy to the State Headquarters, National Secretariat.
“It provides that the Party shall update its membership records every six months and remit updated copies to appropriate Secretariats.
“Thereafter, it shall be the responsibility of a member to ensure that his or her name is duly entered in the Ward Register.”