- The nationwide registration for the APC has commenced in full swing
- In Bayelsa, Chief Timipre Sylva is taking the lead to mobilise Bayelsans to join the party
- The APC in Bayelsa had a good outing during the last governorship election in the state before the courts decided otherwise
Minister of state for petroleum resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has revalidated his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing nationwide fresh registration/revalidation exercise.
The former governor of Bayelsa state also urged all APC members and those that are yet to join the party to take advantage of the ongoing exercise.
The Bayelsa-born politician revalidated his membership of APC at ward 4 (Agadama), Brass local government area of Bayelsa state on Sunday, January 31.
After the revalidation, the chairman of the Bayelsa state registration committee, Aminu Abba Tukur, presented the new membership card slip to the minister.
The minister was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Alanyingi Sylva to perform the exercise.
Speaking with journalists after the exercise, Chief Sylva said the ongoing exercise will strengthen the ruling APC and encourage internal democracy within the party.
“APC is a strong party in Bayelsa. The love for our party is growing every day, so the opportunity has presented itself for those that are yet to join us to take the advantage of this exercise and join the fold.”
Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 30, revalidated his APC membership status at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina state.
The president was accompanied to the venue by some APC governors, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the party's national leaders.
Recall that the president had on Friday, January 29, arrived in Daura, his hometown, on a four-day official visit so as to participate in the exercise.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had said during his stay there, the president would participate in the exercise, among other engagements.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state had stated that the APC will soon become the largest political party in Africa.
The Kogi state governor also said developed nations will come learning the ropes of progressive politics from the party soon.
Bello made the comment when he spoke at the inauguration of the mobilisation committee for the party’s membership registration/revalidation exercise on Tuesday, January 12.