Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed frontline human rights and social crusader, Comrade Austin Usman Okai into the strategic team to work with the party’s committee on electronic registration.
The team, under the chairmanship of Godwin Obaseki, executive governor of Edo, was inaugurated at the Wadata Plaza PDP’s headquarters in Abuja.
Lere Olayinka, former Special Assistant to the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and PDP stalwart, Anthony Ehilebo, among others were also appointed into the strategic team.
The elite team is saddled with the responsibility of standardizing the technical aspect of the e-registration exercise, ensuring its usability and galvanizing the youths and young professionals to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
They are to integrate influencers on social media to get more youths and young persons in board the exercise.
In a formal letter of appointment dated July 12, 2021, the National Working Committee (NEC) of the party urged the appointed members to ensure the spread of the information through blogs, social media platforms and conventional means of information.
The team was urged to hit the ground running as soon as possible.