Apparently to boost his financial status, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has imposed N100 monthly dues on its members across the country.
The party is also set to carry out a nationwide registration of its members and prepare for the forthcoming elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
APGA National Chairman, Dr. Victor Ike Oye, disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday at the party’s first National Retreat for National Working Committee, NWC members. He said the party will field credible candidates for the governorship elections in the two states.
Oye said the membership registration is geared towards strengthening the party in the country in readiness for the future elections particularly in Kogi and Bayelsa states where governorship polls hold on November 21 and December 5 respectively.
According to him, each member will pay N100 as monthly dues.
According to him, “Our chances in both elections are very bright going by feelers we have received. In the same vein ,we plan to embark on tour of the various states to see for our ourselves the state of the party on ground and provide strategies on how to make it stronger.”
Oye added that APGA is making strong in roads into states like Edo, adding that two political parties have collapsed into APGA with thousands of people defecting to it every day.
He said that the party leadership is building a modern database which will serve as a solid communicative tool for effective information gathering and dissemination.
Oye said: “An information technology firm and Guaranty Trust Bank are working to perfect the system; it will on completion afford our members in the Diaspora access to information about the party and online registration. The benefits are indeed multidimensional,’’
Another area of concern to the party, he said is how to secure a permanent office in Abuja, explaining that the party currently occupies a rented accommodation with the attendant annual increments in rent and other costs.
He said plans were on to build a befitting six- storey National Secretariat in Abuja at the cost of N350million to end its accommodation problem while the one built in Awka, Anambra State will soon be completed.

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