Five years after some governors truncated the introduction of electronic registration of its members, the National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has resuscitated the online system for registration of party members across the country.
The novel idea was initially mooted by former national chairman of the party, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, and was endorsed by the National Executive Committee, NEC but the implementation was deferred due to mutual suspension amongst leaders of the party.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said in a statement on Sunday that Edo state would be used as a pilot for the project, a development that has resulted in the deferment of the earlier scheduled congresses in the state.
According to Metuh, the decision to resuscitate the e-registration project is part of the re-engineering efforts to rebuild the party.
“The National Working Committee, 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.”

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