By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the news making the rounds that the party is factionalized, saying the nature of crisis as being reported in the media is above the reality on ground.
A statement made available to journalists by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, it said in a political organisation such as the APC, contestations are not unusual and are not necessarily intractable.
“The issues being alluded to in the media reports are matters before the courts and should be allowed to run their normal and legal course. The exaggerated story foreboding Armageddon is far-fetched.
“We call on members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the Party’s secretariat staff to resume at their offices and continue carrying out their scheduled roles and responsibilities without any fear”, the statement said in part.
The party, therefore thanked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, personnel of the Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and other Security Services for their professionalism.
It said this professionalism manifested in the process of maintaining the peace and preventing hoodlums from fomenting trouble at the APC National Secretariat.
To this end, it the party assured all of its members in Nigeria and across the world that its leaders are capable of resolving any contestations that may arise, bearing in mind the best interests of the party and in the pursuit of progress and development of Nigeria.