The pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande, has faulted the party’s registration and revalidation exercise, describing it as a waste.
He also described the caretaker Committee overseeing the affairs of the party under the leadership of Mr Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State, as abnormal.
He spoke shortly after he was registered by the party delegation led by Senator Lawan Suiab at his Ward 04, Unit 012, Isedo1, Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Wednesday.
“I feel more humbled and honoured that the same party – the APC – singles me out for Membership Revalidation in my village home at lla Orangun.
“Please, permit me to make two observations. The first is that in normal circumstances, a Caretaker Executive Committee for a political party is an abnormality. If not carefully controlled and expeditiously managed, most aberrant authorities end up in contempt and disgrace.
“For this reason, I want to urge the present APC Caretaker Executive Committee to resist all temptations of sit-tight syndromes that usually characterize most handpicked authorities in most underdeveloped countries of the world.
“The second is to say that no population census is repeated within less than a decade and that voters are not re-registered at every election. Within this context, I see the present APC membership registration within less than a decade after the original register as an indefensible aberration leading to certain ugly perceptions.
“The second major perception is that APC leadership might be wasteful and unappreciative of the proper use of money in a kind of scanty economy in which Nigeria now finds itself.”
“These seeming ugly perceptions put into abeyance the applause of the two national election successes that the original APC register enjoyed since its completion on 15th February, 2014 and the over one billion Naira of 2014’s value that the original register cost when APC had no money of its own.”
peaking further, Akande said political party register is different from population census or voters register, noting that the previous registration was done with over N1billion and that it is not right to spend such huge amount of money on similar exercise at this time of global economic crisis.
The State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola; his deputy, Gboyega Alani’ Speaker of the House, Timothy Owoeye; Chief of Staff to the Governor; Diji Ajibola, former deputy governor; Titilayo Laoye Ponle; Senators representing Osun Central and Osun West, Ajibola Basiru and Lere Oriolowo and the Chairman of Osun APC;Gboyega Famodun were among dignitaries that witnessed Akande’s registration in Ila-Orangun.