The Secretary of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said its membership drive has hit over 40 million.
He disclosed this when the chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, played host to some designated non-career ambassadors at the party Secretariat, in Abuja.
Akpanudoedehe said before the committee commenced the just- concluded membership registration, revalidation and update exercise, the membership strength was about 12 million.
It said it has now risen to over 40 million members.
Addressing the new diplomats, Akpanudoedehe said: “We are blessed to have a focused and gentle Chairman. When he came on board, we lost ground. Under his leadership, we have regained what we lost and gained more.
“We had membership strength of 12 million. I want to inform Your Excellencies, under his (Buni) leadership the APC has moved to over 40 million today.”
Gov. Buni urged the newly designated non-career ambassadors to project the country positively wherever they are posted.
The Yobe Governor approved the creation of a desk for non-career ambassadors at the party’s national secretariat.
He also promised to invite them to partake in the forthcoming national convention of the party as observers.
Leader of the team, High Commissioner-designate to Zambia, Ambassador Nwanne Ominyi, said: “We are ready to discharge our duty to the nation and the party. We shall remain committed to the party so that in 2023, our victory will be easy. We shall build a strong bond between Nigeria and our hosts.
“Our appointment is a call to service and we are aware that the party interest supersedes our individual interests.”