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The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Opeyemi Bamidele, said on Friday the ongoing membership revalidation and registration exercise in the All Progressives Congress (APC) would boost the party’s chances in 2023.

Bamidele, who stated this after he revalidated his membership of the APC at Iyin Ekiti Ward B, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State, added that the initiative of the party’s national caretaker committee would also give ordinary Nigerians an opportunity to join the party.

He said: “The issue of registration or revalidation does not call for controversy.

“Some leaders who spoke against it based on certain criteria that bordered on the credibility of the process and cost still participated in the exercise.

“I believe that the ultimate reason for the exercise is to allow new members to come into the APC.

“Some Nigerians just clocked 18. If we are still running a participatory democracy, then they have to be given the right of belonging to a party.

“This is necessary, because not all party members joined us at inception in 2013.

“For me, I believe the exercise is in order.”

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He, however, noted that the main problem confronting the nation was more than revalidation or registration of party membership.

The senators urged Nigerian leaders to address the problems of poverty, youth unemployment, and insecurity in the country.

“To be able to address this menace, we must be able to warm ourselves into the hearts of Nigeria as leaders of APC.

“I believe that we have a better tomorrow if we are all patriotic and do the right thing,” Bamidele added.

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