Party Membership: Osun PDP kickstarts registration, revalidation of members

•Exercise to hold in 332 electoral wards in Osun.

Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged lovers of the party in the state who already attained the constitutional age of 18 years to troop out en-mass and register as bonafide members of the party in Osun State.

Similarly, the party has directed all existing members to also make use of the registration window to revalidate their membership of the party in the new register and the new membership cards.

The state party chairman, Hon Sunday Bisi made the call while declaring open a one day workshop organized for the chairmen and secretaries in the 332 electoral wards in the state on the new registration, stating that the exercise became necessary to accommodate teeming members of the public yearning to become full members of the party and also to clean up the membership register for seamless administration purposes

Hon Sunday Bisi enjoined leaders of the party in the 30 local governments to accord the registration exercise all the seriousness it deserves as party membership is no more a child’s play in Nigeria’s political landscape, reminding stakeholders of the party that political party registers have moved from a negligible record of fun to a matter of law in the nation’s electoral jurisprudence.

The new electoral act for instance, the chairman noted, has now empowered members of political parties at the ward level, to elect councilorship candidates for political parties in the local government elections. This Hon Sunday Bisi noted, would go a long way in reshaping governance at the grassroot level, as members of the society now have more say in governance process right at the heart of the grassroot where people reside.

The registration exercise which has kicked off on Tuesday,11th of June, 2024, across the 332 wards in the state, will hold for 2 weeks as directed by the national secretariat of party.

A glimpse at the new membership card showed a whole lot of improvements on the security features, including customized codes for each state and local governments unlike the general outlook of the past amongst several new innovations on the tech compliant card, which according to the PDP, would strengthen means of membership identity against vulnerability or undue duplicity.

Leaders of the party across the local governments are expected to empanel monitoring committees for the membership registration to ensure ease of access of registration centers, not just in the ward headquarters, but also in major communities making up the wards.

Hon Sunday Bisi
Osun State PDP Chairman

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