To say that the Peoples Democratic Party has fallen into hard times is cliche as the party has turned to begging.
The Acting National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, during the inauguration of the PDP E-Membership Registration Committee, explained that everyone is free to join the opposition party, while he appealing to old members to return.
Secondus made the appeal on Wednesday,
“This occasion is significant to us as a party because it is a dream come true. You will recall that the idea of having an electronic membership registration for our party has been in the works for so many years.”
“In furtherance to this desire, we had refuted a constitutional amendment as reflected in section 8(11) of the PDP constitution and in August 2010, the National Executive Committee approved the policy.
“I’m appealing to all Nigerians to come and join us. There is room for everybody. Journalists here are also free to join us and become our members.”
“We believe that for us to succeed in our objective of rebuilding the party, we must be courageous enough to implement the e-membership registration now.
“Everybody agrees that this solution is imperative for any organisation that wants to run efficiently in the IT driven world we find ourselves. Also, it is obvious that this is the only thing that would empower the grassroots and ensure internal democracy in the operations of the party.”
“Look at our slogan, which is ‘Power to the People.’ We are now returning the party to the people. While the committee will determine the cost, the duration of this exercise is just six months.”