Obinna Chukwu, Abuja
The governing All Progressive Congress (APC) has stated that the
current registration and revalidation exercise has captured over 12
million members and counting.
It added that with the current drive, the party was poised to becoming
the largest political party in Africa.
Secretary, Caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee
(CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe who represented the chairman CECPC,
Mai Mala Buni, said this while inaugurating the APC constitution
review committee at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja
Sen. Akpanudoedehe said this review became necessary so as to enable
the party reflect the current trends and aspirations of the owners of
“At the formation stages, parties will often adopt the minimum
requirements needed to secure registration, but as a pro-people party,
the APC leadership of His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni believes that
in rebuilding the party, there must be reforms that reflect the
current trends and aspirations of the owners of the party – that is
the people, the masses.
“Of course, no constitution is perfect and law itself is not a
finished product, but, work in-progress. Our party has grown quite
large in the last few years and is poised to become the largest party
in the continent with the on-going membership registration and
re-validation exercise, hence we must have a set of laws that is
near-perfect, by filling the lacunas! Therefore, your work is well
set-out for you” he said.
Speaking after their inauguration, chairman of the 8-member
constitution review committee, Prof. Tahiti Mamman said “a vibrant
constitutional foundation is fundamental for certainty and clarity of
power, functions, processes and privileges in the institution”.
The committee has a month to complete its assignment.