Oshiomhole finally breaks silence, kicks against APC membership revalidation
- Not all top APC members are pleased with the ongoing membership revalidation
- One of those who have rejected the exercise is Adams Oshiomhole, a former chairman of the ruling party
- Oshiomhole said on Tuesday, February 9, said the process is against the constitution of the party
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Adams Oshiomhole has opposed the ongoing nationwide All Progressives Congress (APC) membership revalidation exercise.
The former APC national chairman said that idea of the process is totally against the constitution of the ruling party, Vanguard reports
Oshiomhoke said the party is ruled by the constitution, not by the opinions of a collection of chieftains, adding that the re-registration is strange to the culture of the APC.
”APC is governed by a constitution and not by man, the constitution only provides for registration and I registered as a member of the APC in 2014 under the Interim national chairman Chief Bisi Akande.
“There is nothing in the APC constitution that says a member shall revalidate or renew its membership.
"Once you registered when you joined the party and you have not decamped, you are a member . So revalidation is strange to our constitution."
However, the former Edo governor on Tuesday, February 9, told journalists that he only complied with the order at Unit 1, ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West local government area of the state for peace to reign.
Meanwhile, Dan Nwafor, the factional chairman of the APC faction in Imo state, had spoken on the membership registration and revalidation exercise which kicked off in the state on Monday, February 8.
Nwafor maintained that his faction is not in a hurry to commence the exercise. He said they were waiting for the court to decide which faction was the authentic party in the southeast state.
Legit.ng gathered that Nwafor's faction was the one loyal to the former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
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Although he affirmed that the registration exercise should be conducted by his faction which, he added that they would have to wait for the courts to rule on that.