Oshiomhole Kicks Against APC Revalidation Exercise

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Comrade Adams , the immediate past National of the All Progressive () has kicked against the ongoing membership revalidation exercise of the .

The exercise, he said, is contrary to Constitution of the .

spoke with newsmen shortly after revalidating his membership of the at Unit 1, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West Local of .

According to him: “ is governed by a constitution and not by man. The constitution only provides for registration and I registered as a of the 2014 under the Interim National , Bisi Akande.

“There is nothing the constitution that says a shall revalidate or renew his membership. Once you registered when you joined the party and you have not decamped, you are a . So revalidation is strange to constitution.

“I have only done this because I want to reign but doing this, we have to be careful not to create constitutional breach.”

, however, noted between 2015 and now, people have exited from the party and others have joined while some have died, adding that it makes sense to review the register so that those who have decamped to APC will be registered while those who have left will be deleted.

“If you ask me as a foundation , who has never decamped, to revalidate membership, it is double registration because there is nothing like revalidation in constitution.

“By asking me to revalidate membership means I was not a member. So, I think the correct language should be either reviewing or updating because it makes sense to review voters register due to the new members that have joined or those that have exited,” Oshiomhole said.

He said the party has been updating its register from time to time, noting most of the Governors under the party today became members following voters register update hence they were able to contest the governorship election under the party.

“So what this means now is that I have come here to do another registration but I insist that registration never expired within the provision of the APC constitution.

“For me, I think we should just move on. I am happy I just did it but I don’t need it because my membership has not expired and it can only expire when I decamp.

“History didn’t just begin today. If we don’t have a valid register, how did we conduct the in 2015 in which 16 million registered APC members voted to nominate before the general election?”