Nigeria’s ruling party has spoken on purported disagreement between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over the alignment of the Rivers State APC with the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Awara Biokpomabo.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, stated the party’s position in a statement Monday night.
He said it was regrettable that the APC National Chairman’s statement was being twisted to suit a jaundiced narrative.
“This narrative is at best, mischievous, pedestrian and should be disregarded”, he noted.
“The APC Chairman’s statement is unambiguous as to the effect that the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) does not have any formal alliance with AAC. This is without prejudice to any local arrangement that may exist.
“Both Oshiomhole and Ameachi are above the petty insinuations being orchestrated by a section of the media.
“Like many leaders of the party, APC National Chairman, Comrade Oshiomhole and the Minister of Transport, Hon. Amaechi enjoy cordial relationship and do share mutual respect; therefore, deliberate misinterpretation of issues and statements from the party or between the two of them would continue to fail”.