The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will commence nationwide biometric registration of its members within the next two weeks.
The party had earlier conducted a pilot scheme of the exercise in Edo State, under the supervision of Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Acting national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus made the declaration when members of the National Working Committee, NEC, received members of PDP Rebirth Group at Legacy House, Abuja.
Secondus said the biometric registration was one of the key recommendations of the Ike Ekweremadu-led post-election assessment committee that was approved for implementation by the party’s National Executive Committee last Thursday.
Secondus explained that with the biometric registration members of the party at the grassroots would take over ownership of the party.
“PDP is to be returned to the grassroots, to the women and the youths. There will no longer be remote control.”
He described PDP as “the greatest democratic asset of the nation” and stressed that henceforth no single individuals will be allowed to determine the political future of others in the party.
“No any influential person will be allowed to stop anyone from realizing their political dreams within the PDP,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the coordinator of the PDP Rebirth Group, Franklin Edede said the group came into being after the party’s abysmal performance at the last election, with the primary aim of rebuilding the party.
He said they were buoyed by several steps taken by Prince Secondus to bring the party out of the woods since he took over from the former national chairman, Adamu Muazu.

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