The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus has assured Nigerians that the crisis rocking the party would soon be resolved and that the party would come out stronger following series of sleepless nights of meeting.
The party chairman said this on Monday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the party electronic registration and revalidation of members in Abuja.
“We have spent so many sleepless nights in ensuring that we resolve the crisis within our party to make it great again and also take advantage of the failures of the opposition,” he stated.
Kicking off the pilot scheme of the exercise, he said the electronic registration and revalidation of its members will begin in Anambra, Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Adamawa and Sokoto State, among others.
The National Chairman, Mr. Uche Secondus, said the e-registration would deepen the process of internal democracy in the party, saying there was need for parties to embrace online registration of members.
“The country must migrate from analogue to digital because data is key to development, proper planning and a country’s ability to attract development from the global community.
“As a party, we cannot do otherwise; we are operating in social media space and cannot do without data,” he said.
Secondus added that online registration would provide Nigerians with a transparent platform to exercise democratic potentials, especially the youths.
“In the days of analogue, a person doesn’t get registered if those in charge do not like the face; that person will be denied membership. All that has been eliminated,” he added.
Also speaking, Chairman, Board of Trustee of the party, Sen. Walid Jibrin, said e-registration was a demonstration by PDP that it was getting ready for the 2023 general elections.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a remark, stated that more than a million Nigerians had indicated interest to join the party, less than 24 hours after the logo of the party was put online during the test run.
The National Organizing Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, said that sensitization was ongoing to ensure that members across the country, including those at the grassroots, got registered. (NAN)