APC Sensitize Members, Stakeholders On Party Registration/Revalidation Exercise In Niger State
All Progressives Congress APC has sensitized Niger State party members and critical stakeholders on the new Registration and Revalidation process.
The sensitization exercise, which was interactive, was presided over by the State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello at the Government House, Minna.
The Chairman of the State Registration and Revalidation Committee, Senator Domingo Obende explained that the exercise is for the Party to start on a good and clean footings by ensuring that the right thing is done to have a comprehensive party register.
He said for a start, 100 registration forms will be given to each unit and the registration will be done at the registration areas recognized by Independent National Electoral Commission INEC adding that the official flag-off for the exercise in the State will be on Saturday at the registration area of the Governor under the Supervision of the North Central Supervisory Committee.
In his remarks, the State Caretaker Chairman of the Party, Aliyu Saidu Galkogo who was represented by the State Caretaker Secretary Suleiman Abdullahi said the State Caretaker leadership of the Party has made adequate arrangements to facilitate a free and fair exercise across all the units in the State.
He called on all members and would be members to follow the Party’s guidelines for the exercise and shun any acts that would negate the unity of the Party.
In his remarks, Governor Sani Bello represented by his Deputy Ahmed Muhammed Ketso stressed the need for synergy among Party members so as to strengthen the Party.
While some of the stakeholders who made contributions at the session expressed their fears over the number of forms provided for each unit and insecurity in some registration areas, some conveyed their concern over the little or no attention given to the State despite its contribution to the growth and development of the Country.
The Chairman, State Registration and Revalidation Committee said he will make a case for at least 200 forms per unit for a start and that the Committee, in collaboration with the State government will make arrangements to ensure that no life is lost in the process of the exercise.
The training of the Local Government supervisors, ward supervisors then Unit supervisors will take place before the commencement of the registration exercise in the State.