The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra state chapter has kicked off massive membership drive in all the 326 wards in the state with a target of 163,000 new members ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Addressing newsmen at the party headquarters yesterday in Awka, the state PDP Chairman, Hon Ndubisi Nwobu urged electorates to come out and register with PDP, so as to contribute to the development of Anambra.
He said, “The registration exercise is aimed at getting 163,000 new members in addition to old party members in preparation for governorship election in the state.
“The exercise is not a national issue, but it is in preparation for the governorship election in the state,. The local government chairmen would sensitize the electorates and win support for the PDP to emerge victorious in the election.
“We want to ensure people are registered in addition to old members, …to register at least 500 members in each of the 326 wards in the state. We are sensitizing our people to be members of the PDP.
“The local government chairmen will ensure that the membership card gets to the wards and major urban centres including Obosi, Nkpor, Awka etc.”
While warning that there should be no basis to deny anyone who intended to register as a PDP member, Nwobu disclosed that local government and zonal monitoring teams have been set up to ensure compliance in the exercise.
According to him, strategies to employ include placing jingles in radio/TV stations, use of town criers to sensitize people among others in the exercise which would kick off from Tuesday and lasts for seven days.
“PDP does not give out money to influence the electorates like other political parties in the state. Only PDP government will bring needed social, political and economic transformation in the state.
He criticized the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance for the backward and non infrastructural development in the state, while the All Progressives Congress has deceived the masses with its change mantra characterized by nepotism, insecurity, social disharmony and sufferings among the citizens of Nigeria.