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Cash-strapped, the People's Democratic Party, PDP, is planning to monetize its operation by launching paid membership plans.

This is the outcome of the deliberation of a highly powered 201-man committee led by former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, Punch reports.

The membership categories are: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Standard and Students in Tertiary Institutions.

Male members of the party who desire to be Platinum members are to pay N500,000 a year or N50,000 monthly instalments while women are to pay half the amount.

The benefits accruing to those in this category include “opportunities to attend the expanded national caucus meetings of the party, be invited to social and political events of the party with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the national chairman of the party.”

Members in this category are also to contribute and participate in the formulation of key policy decisions for the next general election and would be eligible for juicy political appointments.

Those in the diamond category, they are expected to pay N250,000 (men) or N200,000 (women) annually

Gold card members will be expected to pay N200,000 (men) or N100,000 (women) minimum a year.

Holders of Silver cards in the party, according to the document, are expected to contribute N100,000 (men) or N50,000 (women) per annum to the party.

Members who cannot afford to part with the sums quoted above will be asked to cough out N3,000 (men) and N2,000 (women) annually.

Student membership is free, as long as the member's university has been approved by the government.

Copies of the report are being circulated all around the country, and former President Goodluck Jonathan; a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih; and a former National Security Adviser; Gen. Mohammed Gusau (retd.) Some other members of the BoT and the national caretaker committee are believed to have received copies of the document.
 

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