The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun, has said the ongoing All Progressives Congress registration and revalidation exercises very necessary and timely.
Amosun stated this after his membership revalidation at Itoko, Ward 6, Abeokuta South Local Government Area. He was reacting to those who were against the exercise after being flooded with questions on the revalidation exercise’s necessity. Amosun described it as being “very necessary.”
He stated that those opposing the exercise might have an ulterior motive. According to him, “On the registration, people have asked me: is this thing necessary? Yes. Like yesterday, if you had anything, maybe yesterday, and you want to know where we are today, the best way of finding out is what we are doing unless (people) who have any other ulterior motive.
“I am sure that all of us have seen that this thing is essential. Needless to say. Even me, the last time we did this, two of my children were not up to 18. Today, they are 18. They will have the opportunity to register. That’s even me. And everybody can say things like that.
“I know there is a lot of benefits and advantages we will get in doing this registration.”He also called for calm among his supporters, who alleged that they were denied participation in the exercise in some areas of the state.
The Senator was accompanied by his wife, Olufunsho and the Nigerian Ambassador to the UK, Sarafa Isola, and many of his loyalists for the exercise.
Earlier, Ademorin Kuye, the Chairman of the Ogun State membership registration committee, stated that he had called for a meeting of registration officials in the state given addressing alleged denial in the exercise’s participation.
He noted that there is no reason to deny anyone from participating in the exercise. He said there are enough forms to reach all the ruling party’s intended members, and therefore no one should be deprived.