The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended by two days, its nationwide membership registration in order to afford millions of Nigerians, who have turned out to register but could not yet do so, the opportunity to join the movement.
In a statement yesterday in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the registration would end on Wednesday, instead of today (Monday) as earlier scheduled.
The statement said: “While we are aware that the good people of Nigeria have accepted our party, the APC, as the agent of the much-needed change that our country desperately needs at this time, we have apparently underestimated the number of those who are eager and willing to participate actively in the change process by joining the APC.
“Even with one day to go in the original registration schedule, we have exceeded the number of members we set out to register, and many more have reached out to us to give them the opportunity to join the APC train of change, hence our decision to extend the registration”.
The opposition party said it was not unaware of the efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sabotage the registration in Abia, Delta, Gombe and Rivers, among other states.
APC said there was need to ensure that the people of the affected states were not disenfranchised.
It urged all interested citizens, who had not registered, to grab the opportunity offered by the extension to do so.