Sen. Ali Ndume has said that lack of updated membership register is a challenge to the adoption of direct primaries being advocated by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect its candidates for 2019 general elections.
Ndume said such preparation was critical to ensure the adoption of direct primaries which guaranteed that every party member had opportunity to participate in deciding who would fly the party`s flag at various levels.
“There are challenges in some states; first of all, we were not adequately prepared for the direct primaries nationwide.
“There must be some recognition precedence before you implement the direct primaries and that is where the greatest challenge of APC is
“We embarked on members’ registration, but we have not really done that to a level where it can be effectively used for primaries.
“I give you an example of my state, or myself personally; right now, I have a membership slip, but I do not have a membership card, “ the Senator said.
He noted that with just a membership slip, the party`s membership data base could be exposed to the challenges of security and manipulation, especially when a member tried to log in on the web.
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