The All Progressives Congress has extended its ongoing nationwide membership registration/revalidation by three weeks.
The exercise was initially scheduled to end on February 23 before the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee extended it by three weeks.
The party, however, announced the latest extension in a statement issued on Thursday by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe.
The statement was titled, ‘APC extends membership registration/revalidation and update exercise for three weeks’.
The APC leadership said the audit of the reports received from the National Membership Registration, Revalidation and Update Committee, the States’ Registration Committees and that of the party’s Situation Room indicated, among other issues, that most states, for varied reasons, started late and require additional time to conclude the exercise.
Other issues include “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.”
According to the statement, the CECPC under the leadership of the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has done everything possible to keep to the earlier timeline.
The leadership said it had, however, become necessary to extend the duration of the exercise.