The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced the training of its officials to ensure seamless electronic registration exercise of new and old party members ahead of the launch of the exercise across the state.
Chief of Staff to Edo State Governor, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, who addressed the officials during the training at Imaguero College, Benin City, said officials being trained include party delegates and prospective appointees.
He said the exercise is aimed at creating an electronic register of all party members to digitize and secure the party’s membership data, adding, “The exercise is aimed at generating a unique membership identification number for each member. This will be used to track the activities of every member within the party.”
Iyoha noted: “We are not going to pick Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs) outside those that were nominated from their wards and local government areas. This is not the usual government that most of you have been part of. We don’t expect that you will go and sleep without working. In this government, you are going to earn your salary.
“The governor has deemed it necessary that people that are going to work with him should be given the chance to be part of the process. We are not going to get people from outside. This is your first assignment. You have to work for this great party, the PDP.”
Addressing the participants, the State Chairman of the e-registration committee, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, said the party intends to carry its members along throughout the process of registration, noting that those who will take part in the process will bring more people into the party.