- The APC membership registration exercise ended on Tuesday, March 30
- The exercise allowed new entrants into the party, giving them an opportunity to have their membership cards
- Some notable leaders of the party had initially expressed concern about the exercise
The membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) officially ended on Tuesday, March 30.
Nigerian Tribune exclusively reports that a total of 36 million membership forms were doled out by the national caretaker of the party.
Legit.ng gathered that fresh issues are being thrown up by the intra-party politicking that defined the entire duration of the exercise.
The newspaper noted that it was learnt on Monday, March 29, that the committees sent from Abuja to states to coordinate the exercise have been asked to serve as the appeal panels.
The report said the committee has a week to conclude the appeal phase of the exercise before moving their collated and certified registers to the party headquarters in Abuja.
According to the report, a chieftain of the party said that an avalanche of complaints against the said committees, is before Abuja and what they would eventually transfer to the national body may not be acceptable to many critical stakeholders.
It was also reported that a party chieftain in Ekiti state said that Governor Kayode Fayemi is in control of the exercise, but allegedly mismanaging his firm hold on the party, by ostracizing influential members who could challenge some of his decisions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a chieftain of the APC from Kano state, Adamu Danzago, expressed confidence that the ruling party would retain power beyond 2023 at the centre and in various states of the federation.
It was reported that he also stated that the internal crisis, which had engulfed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was also serving as a boost for the chances of the APC.