The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) on Wednesday distant self from a statement that purportedly claimed that the chapter promised to pay for the nomination form of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
The statement signed by Dr Philip Idaewor, Chairman APC UK, also declared that the chapter does not recognise the originator of the press statement, Jacob Ogunseye, who circulated the document, stating in clear terms that Ogunseye is neither a member of the party’s chapter nor the party’s spokesperson.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the above press statement purportedly made on behalf of our party’s chapter in the UK (APC UK Chapter). We categorically state that at no time did APC UK chapter or her leaders authorize such a statement to be made on our behalf.
“We also make known to the public that the author of the said statement, Mr Jacob Ogunseye, has never applied for membership and is not a member of our party in the UK. He is therefore not and cannot be the spokesman of A PC UK.
“Mr Ogunseye and his group do not have the authority of the UK chapter of the APC to speak for or represent the party at any level or through any traditional or social media platforms.
“As a duly recognised chapter of our party, the APC, we will follow and actively support the programme(s) set out by our party leaders. We fully understand the concept and process of party operations and will never patronise our leaders, neither will we contemplate grandstanding in the name of our President to gain public visibility.
“As members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), we are happy that President has indicated interest in seeking the nomination of the party for a second term as a Democrat and we will work with our leaders to promote his candidature