Ahead of the membership revalidation and registration of the All Progressive Congress, the chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has cautioned against begging new members to join the party.
Akeredolu said this during the party’s stakeholders meeting in Akure ahead of the membership revalidation and registration.
” I pray this registration of new members and revalidation of old members that are starting on Tuesday, February 2 is done thoroughly.
” l have said it before that if any member of our party is not ready to commit his or her money to the party such a person has no business being a party member.
” Our part should not be an all-comers party. We need people who are ready to be committed financially.
“There’s no basis to register people who will not be committed to the party through financial contributions.
“If you cannot pay dues to the party don’t join our party. If you’re a financial member of the party, you’ll have the same rights with those who pay their dues.
“A time will come when you’ll not be able to run the party if you refuse to pay membership dues
” We should be a concern during this new exercise to go for quality people, not quantity. We should lure people who can contribute meaningfully into the party and go after people with APC’s interest.
” We should not force anybody to join our party this time around, those that would join should be allowed to do such willingly. I pray that we do this one better. Maybe after this physical registration, we can now register online”