Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

Local government and ward caretaker committee chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership revalidation and registration in the state.

While describing the exercise as a sham, the officials said majority of members were disallowed from registering.

The chairmen and ward executives, in separate telephone interviews with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Friday, said the registration was a disenfranchisement.

Mr Mohammed Awobimpe, the APC Chairman in Ifelodun Local  Government Area, said the whole exercise in the area was nothing to write home about.

“There is nowhere in Ifelodun where they were registering, I am from Igbaja, from my town up to Oke Ode, there were no materials for registration.

“In Oro Ago, Babalomo, Share, Agunjin, Agbeku, there was no where they were registering members. I have not registered because they did not bring any material to my polling booth.

“As I am talking to you, there is nowhere in Ifelodun LG where registration is going on.

“The state Chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa is from Agbeku and he has not revalidated his membership because no material was brought to the town. They were only writing names in note books.

“What will the people gain by saying there were no materials if materials were on ground?

“There are 193 polling units in Ifelodun, at least each of the polling units should have one booklet, but that is not the case,” Awobimpe added.

According to him, there is no material in the deputy governor’s town, Oyate, Oro-Ago, adding that nobody has registered in the town.

“There is no registration exercise in the whole of Kwara, the idea of the exercise is to mobilise many people to register as members of APC, but reverse is the case.

“They are not allowing people who want to join get registered. They are chasing people away from the party,” Awobimpe added.

He therefore called on the national leadership of APC to cancel the exercise in the state and bring competent peo