Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has said that he was targeting over one million people to register in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration in the state.
Okorocha expressed the hope while kick starting the APC membership registration exercise at the Ahiajioku Convention Centre, Owerri, on Thursday.
He said that the exercise had commenced in full in all the polling units and called on Imo residents to identify with the party.
“Identifying with APC will ensure continuity of free education with 305 modern primary schools, massive road construction and rehabilitation, improved healthcare delivery, youth and women empowerment and adequate security to lives and property.
“APC as a party is free and fair in all its dealings especially in the selection of candidates for elections,’’ he said.
He expressed optimism that over one million members would be registered in the state but warned against double registration.
The governor also charged officials handling the registration to guard against manipulation in the discharge of their duties
Contributing, the Chairman, APC Registration Committee in the State, Dr. Alex Ibe explained that the members would be provided with temporary identity cards before the state congress scheduled for March.
He said that only card-carrying members would participate in the party’s congress and convention and expressed the hope that the exercise would be a huge success. (NAN)