According to Akpanudoedehe, the decision was taken by the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
Senator Akpanudoedehe said the exercise scheduled to commence this weekend has been postponed till the second week of January 2021.
He said the decision to shelve weekend commencement of the programme by the APC was taken in view of the Christmas season and to ensure maximum participation by all party faithful.
He said: “As you are all aware, the membership registration, update and revalidation exercise of our great party, was supposed to commence on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
“On account of several factors, however, including the fast-approaching Christmas and End of Year celebrations; as well as the interest of our Christian members; and the objective of ensuring maximum participation, the APC CECPC has decided to shift the date of the exercise to the second week of January 2021.
“The CECPC sincerely regrets any inconveniences that may arise out of the change in date; but appeals for the understanding of our teeming members and the general public, in the interest of preparing a solid foundation for a successful Exercise.
“The party wishes you all; as well as members of the public, a peaceful and rewarding Yuletide, and End of Year celebration.”