The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) yesterday began its nationwide membership registration with a promise to ensure level playing ground to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion.
The party had launched its Online Membership Registration on September 15, 2013, barely a month after it was registered by INEC.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar, had said in a statement on Saturday that the party had scheduled March 17 to March 23 for its nationwide membership registration.
PDM Interim Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Emmanuel Bassa, said the registration had fully commenced in the 12 wards across AMAC.
Bassa, who expressed determination of the party to satisfy the yearnings and aspirations of all Nigerians, said that the party was targeting to register at least 5000 members in each ward in the FCT.
â€œWe have started the PDM membership registration today which we are hoping to register at least 5000 members in each ward in FCT.
â€œWe are satisfied with the level of turnout of our teeming supporters, who are driven by the passion to change the fortune of our great country to an enviable height,â€ he said.
According to him, the membership of the party is free and open to all Nigerians, especially the youth who constitute the most important segment of every nation.
Bassa said the exercise was designed in such a way that it would be difficult for any member or vested group to hijack the exercise.
He added that the AMAC chapter of the party had directed all its ward leaders to enlighten and educate the people on the ongoing membership registration.
â€œ We have also used both social and online media to sensitise, inform and educate our supporters about the membership registration,â€ he said.
Also speaking with journalists, the partyâ€™s registration officer at the City Centre ward in AMAC, Malam Inuwa Musa, said he had registered 30 members and more people were still turning out for the exercise.