The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commenced its electronic membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state.
The Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, who flagged off the exercise at Ibom Hall, Uyo, the state capital, urged the party faithful to take advantage of the exercise which he said would put an end to rigorous procedure posed by the analogue method.
He appreciated the party for introducing the innovation to ease registration of members and announced the donation of smart phones to all the wards in the state to assist those without smartphones in the registration process.
The governor further expressed joy that the state was chosen as one of those to adopt the scheme, saying that as a government, it has put everything in place that would facilitate the process.
Governor Emmanuel further advised party members to accommodate one another in order to strengthen the party especially those who defected and are willing to rejoin the party.
‘’I want to thank the party structure, the State Working Committee for their steadfastness, please we must continue to accommodate people, let us accommodate as many as we can, let us open up and try to tolerate people,” he said.
Earlier, in his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Elder Aniekan Akpan, said the exercise was in tandem with an earlier flag-off of the exercise in six other PDP states in the country.
He said, “this exercise we strongly believe as a party will ensure that we migrate from the analogue process of registration to a digital platform with attendant benefits.
“Apart from making the registration process easier, faster, open and less cumbersome, it also provides members with a transparent platform for self-registration and eliminate cases of registration denial.”