Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has been named by the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) as the chairman of its Electronic Registration Committee.
While performing the inauguration ceremony at the party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday, National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus said the party has the penchant to move with times as the largest political party on the African.
He said the party was aware of technological advancement. Hence, the need to digitise its database.
Secondus announced that the e- registration project which has been on the drawing board since 2010, was dear to the heart of the party.
He said, “Reports we get across the country show that many more Nigerians want to belong to this party and this program will provide them such opportunities.
“When we say that PDP is the largest party in the continent, we are not grandstanding but stating the obvious. There is no nook or cranny of this country that you won’t find PDP members.
“In the 2019 general elections, the PDP was the only political party that fielded candidates for all the positions: Presidency, Governorship, Senate and House of Representatives and in all the 36 states Houses of Assembly.
“Even in states where we are not in power, our members still outnumber the ruling party in such states.
“We are the only party since inception in 1998, that has been consistent in name, motto, manifestos and logo.”
The party chairman also expressed confidence in the ability of the members of the committee to deliver on their mandate.
“Membership registration into our party is a continuous program; what we are embarking on is to digitise it for proper analysis of issues.”
Chairman of the PDP e-registration committee, Governor, Godwin Obaseki, while speaking on behalf of other members, promised to do a yeoman’s job.
He said, “It is very worthy that our party, being a big party, has decided to digitalise membership and position the party to take over in 2023.”
Members of the committee include: the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Agbi Emmanuel, Prof. Wale Oladipo, Sani Kutigi, CID Maduabum and Hon. Austin Opara. The National Organising Secretary of the party, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd) is to serve as committee Secretary.