28 January 2021 By Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has charged APC members and stakeholders of the party to mobilise members at all levels and ensure that new persons join the party as the registration exercise commenced.
Governor Lalong who stated this during a stakeholders meeting held in Jos warned against stopping any existing or intending member from registering.
He said manipulation or hijack of the process for political interests will only draw the party back, noting that those who are found perpetrating such acts would be made to face the party’s disciplinary procedures.
Lalong said the party needs to consolidate on the gains it has made over the years by drawing in more people during the exercise, and warned against allowing individual interests and ambitions to interfere with the process whose guidelines have been clearly set out by the national leadership of the party.
The Governor also urged members to be wary of propaganda by the opposition who are bent on discrediting the good work and achievements of the party in order to discourage existing and new members from participating in the registration exercise.
He said as members of the APC, it is their collective responsibility to project the achievements of the government wherever they find themselves.
Chairman of the party, Chief Letep Dabang said the stakeholders meeting was primarily to strategize on how to conduct a hitch free registration exercise in Plateau State.
He said the party structure across the State had been put on alert as pre-sensitization had started even before the guidelines were issued from the national headquarters.
Stakeholders who attended the meeting included National and State Assembly members, State Working Committee members, Local Government Chairmen, Members of the State Executive Council, Local Government Chairmen, and Federal Appointees.