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APC registration: Edo Deputy Gov, others call for massive turn-out

Deputy Governor of Edo, Dr Pius Odubu, on Tuesday urged supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to turn out en-masse for the party’s membership registration exercise.

Odubu spoke in Benin on Tuesday while fielding questions from the newsmen on the exercise, which will begin across the country on Wednesday and end on Monday.

Odubu said the exercise was an opportunity for residents who were 18 years old and above and were interested in joining the APC to do so.

“I want to urge people in the state to be part of history and register with the APC.”

He said the registration centres would be easily identified by those who wanted to register.

“The registration is free; you get registered at no cost. All you need to do is to go to INEC polling centres, which serves as registration centres for the party,” he said.

In Lagos, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Ibrahim Layode, made a similar call on his constituents in the state.

Layode (APC-Badagry I), in an interview with newsmen in Ikeja, urged the people of Badagry to come out in large numbers to register as members of the APC.

“Badagry people should move away from politics of `Pull him down’; when we see someone that is working, we should encourage him to do more,” he said.

The legislator said he had represented his constituents well in the house of assembly and urged them to come along to register as members of the APC.

In Kwara,  Alhaji Luqman Owolewa, the Chairman, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state, also called on people in the community to turn out en-masse for the exercise.

Owolewa told NAN in Omu-Aran that arrangements had been put in place to ensure a hitch-free registration exercise.

He urged party supporters to take the exercise with all seriousness, noting that their registration would enable them enjoy the party’s incentives and people-oriented policies.

The council chairman called for peaceful co-existence among the communities in the area.

He said that a mutual relationship among the people would assist the government in developing the communities.

According to Owolewa, no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of violence and rancour.

“The desired growth and development can only thrive where peace, love, concord and harmony exist, especially within the party hierarchy,’’ he said.

Owolewa said his administration would continue to enhance the welfare of people in the area.

According to him, he has purchased two transformers to solve the problem of power outages being experienced in some communities in the area.

The council chairman listed the Omu-Aran Water Works and the Igangu Area as beneficiaries of the transformers.

Owolewa said that many other projects were also ongoing to make life better for the people. (NAN)


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