The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resuscitates the online system for registration of party members across the country.
The party said Edo state would be used as a pilot for the project, a development that has resulted in the deferment of earlier scheduled congresses in the state.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the decision to resuscitate the e-registration project is part of the reengineering efforts to rebuild the party.
“The National Working Committee (NWC), after very wide consultations with critical stakeholders, and in line with the wishes and aspirations of our teeming supporters across the country, has approved the resuscitation of the e-registration project.
“This project, which was initially presented in the 52nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of our great party on August 12, 2010, is aimed, among other things, at harmonizing our membership data, returning ownership of the party to the people and strengthening our various structures at all levels across the country.
“The NWC believes that the e-registration is indeed a decisive step towards enthroning internal democracy and giving every member a voice in the party.
“While details of the process will be transmitted to our various structures across the nation, the NWC announces that Edo state would be used as a pilot for the exercise. Consequently, the earlier scheduled Edo state congresses are by this announcement, deferred until the completion of the pilot e-registration exercise in the state.
“The national leadership, by this, charges all members in Edo state to make themselves available for the e-registration as well as work hard to win new members and more supporters for the party in the state.
“Finally, the NWC reaffirms its irrevocable commitment towards ensuring that the control of the party is returned to the people, in line with the ideals of the founding fathers, while urging all members to remain focused and continue to work together in furthering the rebuilding effort.”
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary