You're revalidating your APC membership amid poverty, Melaye slams members
- The number of APC supporters revalidating their membership is shocking to some Nigerians
- One of those who is surprise at this is Dino Melaye, a former senator from Kogi
- Melaye said on Saturday, February 13, said those who are willing to partake in the exercise in the midst of high cost of living have serious isues
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A former senator from Kogi state, Dino Melaye, is baffled at All progressives Congress (APC) members trooping across Nigeria to revalidate their membership of the party.
On his Twitter page on Saturday, February 13, the outspoken former federal lawmaker listed the multiple issues that have bedevilled the country under the APC-led federal government.
Melaye mentioned an increase in the prices of rice, petrol, transportation (even by air) as some recent key predicaments citizens have been forced to deal with.
He added that if in the midst of these many persons are still willing to identify with the ruling party, then their problems are huge.
"You are buying bag of rice at N30,000 and fuel at N170 per litre now going to N200 per litre, economy ticket to lagos at N60. Yet you are still planning to revalidate your membership of APC.
"My dear, Your problem is not ordinary.
However, Nigeria's minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN on Tuesday, February 9, expressed joy at the massive turnout of people for the membership registration of APC in Kebbi state.
Malami noted that the huge turnout was another vote of confidence for President Muhammadu Buhari, the state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and APC.
The Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) made this known while speaking with newsmen after revalidating his membership at his Shiya Fada polling unit in Birnin Kebbi.
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While hailing the people for coming out en mass, the minister stressed that their patience and orderly manner shows they still had confidence in the leadership of Buhari and Bagudu.
But Chief Adebisi Akande, the pioneer national chairman of the APC described the registration exercise of the party as unnecessary and an aberration.
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