The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said its target is to have at least one million people registered as members of the party.
This is as e-registration exercise commences in the state.
Chairman, Edo State PDP e-registration committee, Kabiru Adjoto, who disclosed this in Benin at the official flag-off the exercise, expressed optimism that with the cooperation of the party members, stakeholders and leaders, the exercise would be successful and that the target of one million members would be achieved.
Adjoto said, “We are also setting up e-registration technical academy in each of the senatorial districts, where fresh agents will be receiving adequate training throughout the period of this exercise.
“Meanwhile, the entire exercise will be leadership-driven; party leaders are encouraged to help deepen awareness creation through diverse publicity mechanisms such as sponsorship of jingles on television and radio as well as banners which may even bear the image of the sponsor.
“Party leaders are also at liberty to recommend individuals to us who they wish to sponsor as ward field agents for the exercise; details of such persons should be forwarded to Edo PDP e-registration help desk located at number 59, Airport Road, Benin-City.
“We have also put all modalities in place to ensure that the exercise is all-inclusive of various categories of party members and intending members,” he noted.
In his remarks, state party chairman, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, urged members and intending members to turn up for the exercise, noting that it must not flop, with the state governor being chairman of the e-registration.