PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west has urged the party organs in the six states in the zone to ensure total and strict compliance with the directive of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on the 30-day grace for the registration of former members of the party that are willing to return to its fold.
The party, however, said the directive was only for former members not members, who have not left the party, adding that: “The registration should be done in the party’s old registers in the Wards and not new ones.”
The zonal Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Kayode Babade, who made this call in a release issued Monday, said no state chapter of the party should issue new registers for the exercise, adding that “the clarification became necessary to avoid misconception.”
The PDP National Chairman last week issued an ultimatum to aggrieved members and those who left the party but are interested in coming back to do so within 30 days.
The party directed Ward chairmen and secretaries to ensure that such returnees are registered without any inhibitions, reiterating that any one not allowed to go through this process should report such hindrance(s) to the next level, and up to the national secretariat of the party.
Directing strict compliance with the directive, the South-west PDP said with total reconciliation of all aggrieved members and those who left the party, it was confident that very soon, the party would begin to sing the slogan of PDP, one family, once again.
“What has been directed is that our former members who are willing to return to our family should go and register in their various wards. For clarity, the registration should be done in the party’s old registers because the exercise is not to re-register members who have not left the party.
“Soon, the party may have to do a computerised registration and that will be made known to all our members when it will be done.”