Secretary of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator John Akpanudoedehe said on Monday that the party’s membership figure has hit over 40 million.

He stated this when the chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, hosted some non-career ambassadors at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

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Akpanudoedehe said before the caretaker committee began the just concluded party membership registration, revalidation and update exercise, the membership strength was about 12 million.

According to him, the party now has over 40 million members.

Addressing the new diplomats, Akpanudoedehe said: “We are blessed to have a focused and gentle party chairman. When he came on board, we lost ground. Under his leadership we have regained what we lost and gained more. We had membership strength of 12 million. I want to inform your excellencies, under his (Buni) leadership, the APC has moved to over 40 million today.”

Governor Buni urged the ambassadors to project the country positively wherever they are posted.

The diplomats visited the governor ahead of resumption in their respective countries of assignment. He also said Nigeria was determined to sustain warm relationship with other nations.

The leader of the team, High Commissioner-designate to Republic of Zambia, Ambassador Nwanne Ominyi, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the party leadership for their appointment.

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