Ahmad Lawan re-validates APC membership, wants 100 million Nigerians to join APC


President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Saturday said that at the end of the ongoing registration and re-validation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party would have got one hundred million Nigerians as members of the ruling party.

The Senate President made this notion on Saturday after he re-validated his APC membership.

Ahmad while speaking to journalists said the registration and re-validation exercise would afford the youths a critical role in governance, and provide Nigerians at the grassroots the opportunity of being major stakeholders in the nation’s decision making process.

Ahmad said “Since we have so may Nigerians who have come of age to join any political party of their choice and majority of them decided to join APC but they are not registered.

“This is an opportunity for them to be registered as bonafide members of this party.”, he said.

He also said the party needed to wipe out names of people who no longer exist in the party register.

“This is because we have names of people who have decamped to other political parties and yet their names are in the register of the APC.

“We cannot continue to carry names of people who have shifted ground.”, he said.

He further disclosed that the exercise would continue after the March deadline to enable young Nigerians who attain the legal age of eighteen thereafter, an opportunity to become registered members of the ruling party.

“This exercise by the way of registration and re-validation, does not terminate at the end of this month or in the first week of March.

“This period is only given to provide a symbolic environment for registration and re-validation.


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