The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Chairman and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, claimed that the governing party is now the largest political party in the whole of with 41 million registered members across the country.
The APC is claiming it now has 41 million registered members following its recent membership registration and revalidation exercise as well records obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Buni, who spoke when he played host to top party members in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, noted that “the APC conducted a very successful membership registration and revalidation exercise.”
He said, “We now have over 41 million registered members across the country, with full details of every member.
“APC remains Africa’s largest political party and Nigeria’s ruling party with a population that will always win elections.”
While he admitted that the APC is yet to fulfill its promise to end activities of terrorists and other criminals, Buni, however, blamed past administrations for the insecurity situation in Nigeria.
“Sadly, the country is facing serious security challenges because the nation’s security forces were left ill-equipped by successive administrations, while poverty and illiteracy bred a population ready for recruitment into criminal activities,” he said.
It is important, however, to note that the number of registered voters in Nigeria, according to INEC, is 84 million.