APC Membership Revalidation Exercise Will End Appointment Of Dead People Under Buhari, Says Fashola

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The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will help “clean up” the party.

Fashola, who is a former Lagos State governor, made this known after he revalidated his APC membership in Lagos on Friday.

According to the minister, the exercise will address the frequent appointment of dead people by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

With the appointment of about six dead persons into different government positions, the Buhari-led administration has a built a record of posthumous appointments since assumption of office in 2015.

Fashola was quoted by NAN as saying the revalidation exercise is a “period for evangelism” for intending party members and also the expansion of the party database.

“We are a large political family and it is always important to know how many we are, and also to increase the number. So, this registration exercise first brings about all family members in all wards and polling stations of the country together.

“So, it means coming back together, but more importantly, it is also a period for evangelism, expansion of the party database,” the minister said.

He added: “You will see, in the past, we have had some unfortunate incidents where perhaps some people were appointed, only for us to find out that they are deceased. So, this is also an opportunity to clean up because there are opportunities also as a member of a party that forms a government.

“And we need to know who is where; we also need to know what party members do. So, if I am a party member and want to host an event, I can look in my party’s database and see who does event planning, who does catering, and we share prosperity.”

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