The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has announced that the party now has 15.6million members nationwide.
Oshiomhole disclosed this on Wednesday, when he presented President Muhammadu Buhari with a new party membership card.
The immediate past governor of Edo state, told President Buhari that the APC under his leadership, took advantage of modern technology to come up with a new membership data base, saying that the party currently has 15.6 million registered members.
“Today to talk about the size of our party, the largest party in the world and in Africa, we need to have evidence that can be verified by a third party or by members.
“We have taken advantage of technology to produce what I believed is the best or the first in Nigeria.
“We now have as at last week when they started printing of membership register, about 15.6 million registered APC members across the country,” he said.
The APC national chairman added that the party membership data base, is designed to ensure that the membership status of any member could easily be verified at the touch of a button.
Oshiomhole boasted that with this development, the party had credible and verifiable persons to conduct direct primaries on the basis of its membership register.
He was however quick to add that the party would not in any way nullify or change the decisions of its National Executive Committee (NEC), at its sixth meeting, which allowed for indirect primaries, for logistics reasons.
He said the APC will strive to give practical expression to its decision as transparently as possible.
This, he added, would ensure that the APC would not only be the largest, but the smartest, most democratic and most cohesive party in the country.