The Central Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been authorised by the National Executive Committee of the Party to start the registration/revalidation of party members.
On Friday, following the approval, the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee of the PDP in Abuja began putting finishing touches to the logistics required for the registration/revalidation exercise that party insiders said would hold “on or before April 2021.”
A member of the NEC party, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to talk about the topic to the media, said, “We are aware that similar exercises have generated a lot of interest in the past and many people have been disenfranchised.”
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Another party source familiar with plans to hold the exercise who also confided in our correspondent said, “Although membership registration is usually an ongoing thing, we are working out some reforms in line with present day realities. We are going digital.”
“The party is also taking into account the COVID-19 prevention protocols which require physical distancing, wearing of face masks, constant hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers all of these are being taken into account as we make preparations for the exercise. For now, the logistics are still being worked out to ensure a hitch free exercise.”
“We have to resolve issues of setting up committees to handle the exercise which will be held nationwide. It is left for the NWC to guide us on modalities but we are almost good to go.”
When contacted, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbindiyan confirmed the development.