– The APC membership registration and revalidation has drawn criticisms from different political quarters
– Mai Mala Buni, the chairman of the APC caretaker committee replied one of the party’s top members that raised eyebrows over the registration exercise
– The governor of Yobe state said the ruling party’s exercise is within the law
Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, February 4, faulted Chief Bisi Akande’s description of the ongoing All Peoples Congress (APC) membership registration exercise.
According to the chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), the exercise is within the scope of the law, The Nation reports.
Buni in a statement by Mallam Mamman Mohammed, his director-general, press and media affairs, said the exrcise is a constitutional provision.
He went on to note that is part of the strategic measures taken by the caretaker committee to give existing and new APC members a sense of belonging as well as generate an up-to-date data of its members.
Legit.ng recalls that Akande, the pioneer national chairman of the APC condemned the ongoing exercise of the ruling party, saying it was unnecessary.
The former Osun state governor stressed that the registration is an indefensible aberration leading to certain ugly perceptions.
Meanwhile, Akande faulted the creation of the caretaker committee for the ruling party.
Akande, who spoke on Wednesday, February 3, at the APC (2021) membership registration and revalidation exercise in Ila Orangun, said the creation of the caretaker committee is an abnormality.
He further stressed that if not controlled or expeditiously managed, the caretaker committee may end up becoming a disgrace.
In a related development, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, said that access should be given to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), willing to join the APC in the ongoing membership registration exercise of the ruling party.
Omo-Agege made the comment in his country home in Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state.