The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, inaugurated a committee to conduct a biometric registration of all members across the country.
Headed by the Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the committee is expected to work with the consultant, ‘e-collect Technologies Ltd’ and the states party chairmen to coordinate the state chapters for the effective implementation of the system.
The PDP acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus who inaugurated the committee members said the essence of the committee is to submit the party back to the common man.
He said: “Gone are the days when the PDP would be controlled by a few powerful members but instead it would now be owned by the ordinary party members as the slogan of our party indicates,
“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 of our party members.
“It is obvious that this is the only single thing that would empower the grass root politicians through a viable internal democracy in the subsequent operations of the party,” Secondus stressed.
The PDP chairman said the committee has six months to duly register all party members across the country, in accordance with the dictates of the party.
In his acceptance, Dokpesi assured of their commitment to enlist all the party members across the country as demanded by the party.
Dokpesi said that the committee would immediately swing into action to attain the task given to them within the stipulated time.
Members of the committee include the PDP BoT Secretary, Sen. Wali Jubrin; to serve as the committee secretary, governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, Six national vice chairmen of the party were also among the committee members.
Other members include Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Mr Loe Ogor, Senate Minority Leader and the House of Representative Minority leader respectively, among others.