Kwara PDP tar­gets over 1m mem­bers

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

Kwara State chap­ter of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) yes­ter­day said the party’s pro­jec­tion is to reg­is­ter over one mil­lion mem­bers in its on­go­ing mem­ber­ship reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise.

The party started the reg­is­tra­tion on Satur­day and is ex­pected to round it up on Fri­day.

Speak­ing with Daily Trust in Ilorin, the party’s di­rec­tor of pub­lic­ity, Al­haji Mariam Al-Has­san, said the turn-up of mem­bers for the reg­is­tra­tion has been very im­pres­sive.

“The enthusiasm is very high be­cause a lot of people are yearn­ing for change. They are fed up and that is why the turnout has been very high and al­ready people are com­plain­ing of short­age of cards.

“By the Spe­cial grace of God, we are cer­tain that we would have reg­is­tered over one mil­lion mem­bers be­fore the end of the reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise”, he said.

But the state sec­re­tary of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Prince Yemi Afo­layan while speak­ing on the de­vel­op­ment, said PDP’s tar­get is un­re­al­is­tic, query­ing, “If PDP is say­ing they want to reg­is­ter one mil­lion mem­bers, what is the pop­u­la­tion of Kwara?”

He said this is be­cause “There is no­body in the PDP in Kwara again”.

It would be re­called that the APC had done its reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise dur­ing the na­tion­wide mem­ber­ship reg­is­tra­tion con­ducted by the party. The party said it reg­is­tered over 380, 000 mem­bers.

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