16 December 2012

Nigeria: PDP Dares Govs, Set to Re-Introduce E-Registration of Members

THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to re-introduce the on-line registration and computerization of its members across the country, an action that may again pitch the governors elected on its platform against members of the National Working Committee, NWC.

According to the party, the move to have members registered on-line has become imperative because of the need for internal democracy within the PDP, even as it stressed that the introduction of e-registration and computerization of party membership would ensure transparency in its electoral processes.

Noting that Nigeria was at a critical development curve, the PDP agreed that, if it must move to the next level, it must continuously, as a party, improve on the workings of its processes and practices.

These were parts of the resolutions reached at the end of a retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital by the PDP on Friday. Also agreed on was the need for internal democracy to be adhered to by the leadership of the party, its stakeholders and members so the PDP could meet the challenges ahead of it as the largest party and ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

The retreat, which was tagged, Capacity Building for Zonal/State Publicity and Organising Secretaries, Publicity and Organization Staff of National Secretariat and PDP Resident Journalists, was organized by the offices of the National Publicity Secretary and National Organising Secretary.

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