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PDP Online Membership: Jonathan Hails Innovation

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com

ABUJA, August 09, (THEWILL) - The online membership registration exercise of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which kicked off today, has been hailed by President Goodluck Jonathan as an initiative that will provide a realistic membership database for the party.

Jonathan hailed the initiative at the Presidential Villa after performing the online registration exercise as part of the ongoing PDP membership enrolment scheme.

The event was witnessed by the Senate President, Senator David Mark, PDP National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, the party’s National Organising Secretary, Prince Uche Secondus, and other presidential aides.

Jonathan noted that the drive was significant as it would harmonize the membership database of the party at all levels as well as put to an end controversies that sometimes trail membership status within the party.

He applauded the PDP leadership for the initiative which he described as "the best thing to have happened to party membership registration in Nigeria, in the 21st Century," while emphasizing its accessibility and relevance to existing and prospective party members even in the diaspora.

Jonathan called on party officials and banks that will facilitate the registration exercise to ensure that they penetrate the rural areas where he said the PDP has most of its membership, so that all party members in all nooks and crannies of the country will be duly registered. He also urged party members at all levels to take advantage of the online registration to properly document their membership of the party.

Earlier, Dr. Nwodo, said the PDP online membership registration drive will give the party an e-database of its members which can be accessed on the party’s website. He said the exercise would also generate funds to run the activities of the party.