Membership registration exercise will improve APC chances in 2023 – Gov Bello
The Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, said on Wednesday the All Progressives Congress (APC) national membership registration and revalidation exercise would improve the party’s chances in the 2023 general election.
Bello, who is the chairman of the APC national membership registration and revalidation committee, stated this during the inauguration of members of the committee in Abuja.
He said the registration exercise was conceived to expand the party’s membership base ahead of 2023 general election.
The governor recalled that the last membership registration in APC was done in 2014, adding that while some members had died, a few others had left the party.
Bello said: “We believe that when we are done with the exercise, it will increase our membership base and our chances in the coming elections.
“We have very few members that had left the party and many had also joined us. We have young boys and girls that have turned 18 between 2014 and today.
“And we believe they should be given opportunity to register as members of our great party.”
He expressed optimism that the exercise would afford everyone, including those who decamped from other political parties, the opportunity to be fully registered in APC.
Bello assured that the party would ensure that no one is left behind during the exercise.
He, however, warned that the APC national leadership would tolerate the hijack of registration materials by any group or individual.
“We should also know that domination of the registration process by an individual or group will not be accepted.
“I appeal to the chairmen and secretaries of this committee to stand their grounds and ensure that justice and fairness prevailed.
“I pray that Allah protect our party and our leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, all our governors, National Assembly members, Council Chairmen, and all our party members so that we can flourish and excel,” the governor added.