By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A
The utterly confused and woefully failed All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained that the main aim of the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise included to strengthen the party and gather vital data.
Much as that’s normal and standard under normal circumstances, the processes observed in the implementation of the exercise so far, points it towards getting disappointed at the end as it won’t only weaken the disarrayed party, but also it’ll generate only fake unreliable data.
The observation is that the factions of APC in Imo State that are participating in the exercise are gathering fake names, including those of the dead.
It’s such that at the end of the exercise, the number of ghost members of APC may be higher than the number of the living members.
The situation was observed in the course of investigations by a crack network of media operatives in the organized opposition in autonomous communities, villages and clans across Imo State.
For instance, while names of underaged infants, children and youths are discovered to be being registered in most areas, the names of dead people in the communities and villages are also being registered.
The organized opposition in Imo State hereby challenges Imo APC to publish the names of their registered members at the end of the exercise, so that APC will poured on the ground, to shame and disgrace them for their fraud and forgery in the membership registration and revalidation exercise.
At least, it smacks of fraud and forgery, with the intent of misleading the people, that APC is going about peddling the shameless falsehood that there is a “census” going on in the State and that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is conducting the registration to allocate additional polling units to the local governments, wards and communities.
APC has been shamelessly providing funds and compelling traditional rulers and Presidents-General of autonomous communities to pay town criers to pass false messages of a “census” and “INEC registration” in the State.
Truth is that there’s neither “census” nor INEC registration for whatsoever reason, going on in Imo State. It’s, therefore, criminal for APC to be misguiding Imo people with lies, falsehood, propaganda, and blackmail. Ndimo beware of APC!
Importantly, it must be reiterated that the exercise has remained clandestine as no settings are seen where the registration and revalidation are going on.
With the irreconcilable differences and irreparable fragmentation, factionalization and fractionalization existing in Imo APC for years now, only the gullible and impressionable people would take seriously anything said or done with the outcome of the fake APC membership registration and revalidation exercise in Imo State. We wait. We watch! We move!
By God’s grace, Imo State must be rebuilt!
Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A is the Publicity Secretary of the Imo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP