From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
The All Progressives Congress (APC) will soon provide 15 million additional registration cards across the country for the ongoing nationwide registration and revalidation exercise, according to a member of the National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator Abba Ali.
Ali, who disclosed this in Sokoto after monitoring the exercise in Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto States, also said that, the decision to provide the additional was sequel to popular demands.
He said: “Each of the nearly 180,000 polling units in the country, in the 8,812 political wards, was given 100 registration cards for the ongoing two-week exercise.
“Happily, due to high demands and Nigerians, APC and non APC members were eagerly waiting to participate in the exercise, the cards finished on the day of the commencement of the exercise in some polling units.
“This informed the decision by the NEC to provide the additional cards and as we are speaking now, the cards are being printed.
“They will be distributed across the country, as soon as possible. So far, so good, as the exercise is going smoothly, with little hitches that had been surmounted.”
Ali, who is also the Head of the North-West Registration and Revalidation Supervision, added that the exercise was conceived as part of efforts to update the register of the party.