[APC National Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun] Nigeria’s ruling party,
the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a Press Statement ordering State Publicity Secretaries of the party to restrict their statements to issues concerning their various states.
In a statement made available to Elombah.com today and signed by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman, of the party, APC decried a situation where state Publicity Secretaries have recently been issuing statements on behalf of the party.
Chief Oyegun said only the National Chairman and the National Publicity Secretary can speak for the party on national issues.
Elombah.com had reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara State Chapter, this week described a statement credited to Joe Igbokwe, the spokesman of the party in Lagos State, as “a clear act of impersonation”.
In the statement issued Tuesday by Sulyman Buhari, the publicity secretary of the party in Kwara State, alleged that Igbokwe was “an impersonator” on a mission to cause confusion within the APC family in the country.
The Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the party, Joe Igbokwe had in recent statement claimed that ‘APC does not want Bukola Saraki as the Senate President’.
But the Kwara official pooh-poohed that claim and others as a “litany of disjointed and false views and other unacceptable comments that are too awful to be quoted”.
“We wish to strongly condemn the statement as unacceptable and a clear act of impersonation. It should also be noted that Igbokwe’s statement does not represent the views of members of our party across the country”, Sulyman Buhari stated, adding that “What Igbokwe has exhibited is a clear act of impersonation. Is he the Chairman or National Publicity Secretary of our party?”
Below is the statement issued today by the National chairman of the party.
All Progressives Congress |Official APC Press Releases
It has come to the attention of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that unauthorized persons have recently been issuing statements on behalf of the party.
This is totally wrong and unacceptable as only the National Chairman and the National Publicity Secretary can speak for the party on national issues.
Therefore, any member of the National Working Committee (NWC) or the party generally who wishes to speak on behalf of the party should expressly clear such statement with the National Chairman of our great party.
Also, State Publicity Secretaries of our party should restrict their statements to issues concerning their various states.
It is expected that all concerned will adhere strictly to this guideline.
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Abuja, Sept. 25th 2015