- Adams Oshiomhole said the APC had already registered 15.6 million members
- He said the ruling party is ready for the 2019 election
- According to him, APC will conduct direct primaries on the basis of membership register
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday, September 12, said that the party would ensure its primaries were conducted in a transparent manner.
Oshiomhole said the APC had already registered 15.6 million members so far in preparation for the forthcoming general election.
Speaking during the submission of expression of interest and nomination form by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the party's national chairman said the party is ready for the 2019 election.
Daily Trust reports that Oshiomhole also said the party has verifiable and credible personalities to conduct direct primaries on the basis of membership register.
“We will activate the membership data, update it, register more members…we need to have evidence that can be verified by a third party or even by members if they wish to do so.
"We need to make use of modern technology and produce what we think is the best. We now have as of last week when they started the printing of the registered members, about two weeks ago, we had about 15.6 million registered APC member across the country.
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"You can check your membership and even membership of anyone you want to verify without any effort. People like us who are analogue we can get special assistants who are able play with this small small smart phones to help us," Oshiomhole said.
President Buhari submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja shortly after presiding over the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, September 12.
The N45 million form was bought for the president by a political group working for his re-election under the umbrella of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state had said he does not have up to N20 million in his bank account to purchase the APC governorship nomination form which costs N22.5 million.
The governor made the statement on Monday, September 10, when some groups in Kaduna purchased the expression of interest and nomination form of the APC for the governor.
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Among the groups are the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NATO, and Sheikh Gumi Market Association.
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