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APC will extend membership registration period

10 February 2014, 07:52

Dapchi - Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, Interim National Secretary of APC, said the party would extend the membership registration period to allow interested persons to be registered.

He said the massive turnout of supporters for registration could not be taken care of in five days.

Tumsa made this known after registering at Jawa center in Dapchi Local Government Area of Yobe on Sunday.

He said the doors of APC were still opened to everyone, including Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who recently defected to the PDP.

“If they want to come back and are willing to respect the party's procedures, they are most welcome.”

He stressed that the party initially fixed the five days for the registration but that the turnout was unprecedented that it cannot be completed within five days.

“The party is therefore considering extension of the window period with deployment of more materials for the exercise,” he said.

The secretary said “Nigerians have truly identified with APC as the only realistic platform and hope for change.”

He said the party had received reports of people struggling for registration.

“In some cases, the struggle resulted in minor skirmishes but this has been taken care of and that is why we are talking about extension of time,” he said.

Tumsa assured the party's supporters that they would all be accorded equal opportunities to be registered.

-    NAN

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