By Sanni Abdullahi

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has extended its membership registration and revalidation exercise for the next three (3) weeks.

In a release signed by Sen. (Dr.) John James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary,
Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), the party noted that the extension became necessary following avalanche of application from critical stakeholders and Caretaker Chairmen of the APC across the country.

The release 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:

“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.

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“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”.