Immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressive Party (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has faulted the ongoing revalidation of the membership of the party by the party’s Interim Caretaker Committee.
Oshiomhole notes that saying it was contrary to the party’s constitution.
Oshiomhole stated on Monday while fielding questions from journalists shortly after revalidating his membership of the party at Unit 1, ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West local government, Edo State.
He said, “APC is governed by a constitution and not by man, the constitution only provides for registration and I registered as a member of the APC in 2014 under the Interim national chairman Chief Bisi Akande.
“There is nothing in the APC constitution that says a member shall revalidate or renew its membership. Once you registered when you joined the party and you have not decamped, you are a member. So, revalidation is strange to our constitution.”
However, the former Edo governor on Tuesday, February 9, told journalists that he only complied with the order for peace to reign.
He, however, noted that between 2015 and now people have exited from the party and others have joined the party while some have died, adding that it makes sense to review the register so that those who have decamped to APC will be registered while those who have left would be delete.
“If you ask me as a foundation member who has never decamped to revalidate my membership, it is double registration because there is nothing like revalidation in our constitution.
By asking me to revalidate my membership means I was not a member when I have never leave the party, so I think the correct language should be either reviewing or updating because it makes sense to review voters register due to the new members that have joined or those that have exited.”