The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given its nod for the restarting of the online system for registration of party members across the country, beginning with the Edo state chapter.
The party in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh said Edo state would be used as a pilot for the project.
It said the earlier scheduled congresses in Edo state has been deferred to a date to be announces later.
The party said the decision to resuscitate the e-registration project is part of the reengineering efforts to rebuild the party.
“The National Working Committee (NWC), after very wide consultations with critical stakeholders, and in line with the wishes and aspirations of our teeming supporters across the country, has approved the resuscitation of the e-registration project.
“This project, which was initially presented in the 52nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of our great party on August 12, 2010, is aimed, among other things, at harmonizing our membership data, returning ownership of the party to the people and strengthening our various structures at all levels across the country.
“The NWC believes that the e-registration is indeed a decisive step towards enthroning internal democracy and giving every member a voice in the party.”