To consolidate its membership strength, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to embark on electronic registration of over 40 million members nationwide.
The national chairman of the party, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, disclosed this when he played host to some elected officers and National Executive Committee members of the party at the national secretariat in Abuja.
He said the essence of electronic registration is to have the exact number of party members.
Ganduje said: “We are reviewing our registration electronically now. The work has already started, so you should be ready that all our members will be electronically registered so that we have an exact number physically”.
He lamented that the outcome of the 2023 presidential election was not a true reflection of the number of registered party members.
“If you will recall, we had 41 million members, while after the presidential election, we had 8 million; what happened to the rest? So, we need to be digital and ensure that we are working with the correct data,” he said.
He further said that the party has concluded plans to establish a National Institute of Democratic Studies that will help Nigerians shape their pattern of behaviour in alignment with democracy and progressive ideas.