Kano Govt reveals registration of 2.5m members in ongoing APC revalidation exercise

Kano Govt reveals registration of 2.5m members in ongoing APC revalidation exercise

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has so far registered about 2.5 million members in the ongoing membership registration/revalidation in the state.

This was contained in a statement by Mr Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Monday, March 8, in Kano.

Anwar said that the governor disclosed this during the sixth APC stakeholders meeting in Kano.

“We are all aware that the first set of 100 registers sent to polling units were exhausted. And the second set of 200 per polling unit has also been exhausted.

“The registration is heading towards three or four million members in the state. Just look at the trend since we started,” he said.

The Kano governor also urged those in charge of the registration to ensure fairness.

“There should be no marginalisation. Register all those who wish to be registered as bonafide members of our great party; and that is part of the wisdom why we have been succeeding as a party,” he said.

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Alhaji Murtala Garo, Kano State’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said the APC national headquarters gave the state 100 bundles of registers for each of the 8, 090 polling units in the state.

Garo said all the bundles had been exhausted.

“The state demanded for additional 200 bundles per polling unit.

“The additional 200 membership cards per polling unit; have already been collected by members in almost 7,000 units. So there is need for more from the national headquarters,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to mandate full disclosure of CBN’s expenditure since 1999.

The SERAP wants Buhari to “provide spending details of the overdrafts and loans obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by the Federal Government since May 29, 2015.”

According to the statement, “this includes the total overdrafts, the projects on which the overdrafts have been spent; repayment of all overdrafts to date; as well as to clarify whether the $25bn (N9.7trn) overdraft reportedly obtained from the CBN is within the five-percent limit of the actual revenue of the government for 2020.”

The organization is also urging him to “provide details of spending of overdrafts and loans; obtained from the CBN by successive governments between 1999 and 2015.”

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