PDP to kick-start e-registration in Edo



DETERMINED to build a vibrant opposition party, five months after losing the historic March 28 Presidential election, the opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is set to commence the pilot scheme of the e-registration of party members.

The Acting National Chairman of the party, Chief Uche Secondus, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday during a courtesy call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa with members of the party’s National Working Committee, said that the delegation was on its way to Benin, the Edo State capital where the programme will be kick-started.

Secondus praised Okowa for the developmental programmes rolled out by his administration in the first 100 days in office.

He said that members of the National Working Committee believed he is one of the party shinning stars, adding that his choice of appointees and programme direction are legendary.

He said: “We are proud of your empowerment programmes. Your stay in the Nigerian senate was remarkable, we are convinced that you will bring the same level of commitment to bear on your governance in Delta State. Your performance will help us rebuild our party, because we can see the efforts you are making to empower the grassroots. And the reason for the e-registration is to open the party to all, especially the grassroots.”

The governor told the party leaders that, he was determined to do the PDP proud by sticking to his promise of prosperity for allDeltans.

Okowa said: “Though the times are harsh economically, but the situation has propelled us to seek ways of restructuring our debt profile, we have been able to stabilize our government and we are on course with our agenda.”

He said that his administration’s target of creating 6,000 direct employment every six months through the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP) and the Skill Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) has commenced with the first two batches already enrolled into the scheme at Songhai Delta, Amukpe.

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