The Imo State Congress of All Progressives (APC) yesterday ruled out the possibility of expanding the current membership registration nationwide.
APC began its two-week exercise extension on July 14, ending July 28.
Former Governor Rochas Okorocha and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume were among the prominent members of the APC who did not register until the exercise was extended on July 14.
Party State President Marcellinus Nlemigbo said The nation that the APC would not extend the registration ad ni finium.
He said those who failed to meet the state registration deadline should consider themselves non-party members.
“If they don’t register after the deadline, it means they are not party members,” Nlemigbo said.
He said he was surprised that some people are complaining about the difficulty in locating registration centers in the state.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Hope Uzodimma and my humble person have gone to our units in our council areas to register. Thus, anyone who does not register or could not locate the registration centers at their location, deliberately does not want to register.
“I have volunteered to make myself available whenever Okorocha and others wish to register by being at the registration center to take care of them. The governor is also ready to do the same to ensure the peace and harmony within the holiday. “
Nemigbo rejected insinuations in some quarters that the party could not win the election without Okorocha.
“We’ve won many elections in the state without him, and we’re going to win again with or without him. APC has better opportunities now, as many people have joined the party in Imo State, ”he said.
APC announced the extension of registration and revalidation of members in Imo, Kwara, Ogun and Rivers for two additional weeks.