The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted reports that the February national convention of the party has been suspended and shifted to June, saying it is fake news.
The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee in a statement by the CECPC National Secretary, John James Akpanudoedehe, insisted that the information on postponing the convention is fake news and should be completely disregarded by the public.
The statement maintained that the dates of the party’s activities, including meetings, Primaries, Congresses, National Conventions are usually communicated to party members and stakeholders through well-known official channels, not through sources.
The Committee decried that the faceless authors and sponsors of fake news on APC activities, deploying the planned National Convention, are desperate to cause confusion, foment crisis through misinformation and destabilize the party. The Committee declared: “We should not enable them.”
Akpanudoedehe insisted that the Committee will not be distracted by sponsors and perpetrators of fake news in the party.
According to the National Secretary, Akpanudoedehe, “As a focus-driven, process-oriented political party, the APC Caretaker Committee under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni will not be distracted by self-serving antics of these sponsors of fake news.
“The APC Caretaker Committee is already embarking on nationwide consultations with Party stakeholders to prepare the ground for a rancour-free National Convention. To this end, the sub-committee on budgeting and other substructures will be set up in due course”.
The Caretaker Committee commended the continued support of well-meaning party members and leaders, adding that the APC Caretaker Committee is working to resolve internal party disputes, litigation, and the fallout from recent Congresses, as well as reposition the party for the National Convention.