Edo APC Inaugurates Mobilisation Committee
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, yesterday, has set up a committee to help in mobilisation of its members across the 18 Local Government Council Areas in the state ahead of the party’s gubernatorial election.
Addressing Journalists after the inauguration of the mobilisation Committee in Benin City, Edo State factional chairman of the APC, Anslem Ojezua, said the Committee is targeted at upturning the fortunes of the APC in the state.
Ojezua charged the members of the committee on massive mobilisation and to embark on aggressive membership drive across the state, warning party members against divisive tendencies and urged them to pledge their loyalty to the leadership of the party in the state.
“There’ s a clear difference between membership drive and an invitation of a mercenary group to come and do a hostile take over of the party,” he said.
He said members have a duty to identify and interact with notable persons in substance across the state, who have shown genuine interest to join the party.
adding: “We are inaugurating one of the most important committees any political party would have because it has to do with mobilization which is synonymous with membership drive. And in doing this, we have carefully and in consultation with the leadership of the party identified people; men and women that we know have the capacity, the goodwill to get the job done.
“You are expected to work closely with the party leadership at the state, local government and ward levels. They will be the ones to partner with you and guide you in the course of your work. You know as well as I do that quite a number of people have indicated interest to join our party; some for good and some for not so good. Your work is to also use your means to do some level of screening and therefore make some recommendations that will be for the good of our party.
“Our party is not a secret society, everything we do is transparent and therefore this process is also transparent. We have set up this committee in the open and they will work from bottom-up because as they say politics is local. We do not accept that membership drive for Edo people to join a party in Edo should be done outside Edo by people of questionable status within our party and that is the reason why we say this one is different.”
According to him, the mobilisation committee is chaired by Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.
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