All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary Barrister Felix Morka on Thursday distanced the party from a letter accusing Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, of breaking the agreement about the composition of campaign council members.
APC National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu allegedly accused Tinubu of naming members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council without the National Working Committee’s consent in a letter claimed to have been leaked early on Thursday.
Adamu ordered that the presidential campaign council list be immediately withdrawn, stating that any indication of discord inside the party would be detrimental to the campaign’s spirit and cause unwarranted worry among party supporters nationwide.
However, the letter did not come from Adamu, the APC spokesman claimed in a statement, and he added that the party would not be sidetracked by what he called its critics.
“To be clear, the “DRAFT” letter did not emanate from the Party. An UNSIGNED letter that marks itself as a ‘DRAFT’ cannot and should not be attributed to its purported author,” Morka said.
“The National Chairman of our Party and our Presidential Candidate maintain cordial and effective communication channels and enjoy full liberty of open and frank conversations on matters of interest to the Party and our Presidential Campaign. As such, an unsigned “DRAFT” letter of the kind in circulation is patently unnecessary and of no qualitative value to engagement between the Party and the PCC.
“We will not be distracted by the wishes and actions of detractors that wait gleefully but in vain for some kind of crisis to erupt between the Party and the PCC.
“We stand united, as a Party, in our resolve and commitment to execute a focused and issue-driven campaign to persuade Nigerians to renew our mandate in next year’s general election.”