The ruling All Progressives Congress has urged members of the public to dispel as fakes news a report that the party has suspended its planned National Convention till June.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement titled “Update On APC National Convention” issued and signed by the National APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) John James Akpanudodehe, on Wednesday.
The party advised the members of the public to disregard as it pointed out that dates for Party activities such as meetings, Primaries, Congresses, National Conventions would be communicated through well-known official channels and not through ‘sources’.
According to the statement, “The faceless authors and sponsors of fake news on APC activities, in this case the planned National Convention are simply bent on causing confusion and formenting crisis through misinformation. We should not enable them.
“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.
“Finally, the party notes and appreciates the continued support of well-meaning members and leaders as the APC Caretaker Committee undertakes the immediate task of addressing contestations within the party, litigations, fallouts of recently-conducted congresses and generally reposition the party ahead of the National Convention.”