The All Progressive Congress, Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has disowned the statement made by one of its members Okpoku Ogenyi.
Ogeniyi had launched verbal attack against Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/ Extraordinary National Convention, vowing to take a legal action against the Caretaker committee if it fails to organize convention by December.
Responding to Ogeniyi’s threat, the state chairman of APC, Abba Yaro, issued 24 hours ultimatum to Ogeniyi to retract the statement or face sanction.
Yaro, in a statement titled: ‘Okpoku Ogenyi and His Many Tales, Sponsored Allegations on APC Caretaker Committee,’ said the aggrieved member’s views should be ignored.
Yaro said, “From the APC membership registration, update, revalidation exercise to the successful and ongoing reconciliation efforts, among other ongoing activities of the CECPC, all identified stakeholders led by our President, Muhammadu Buhari, as the leader of our party, the Progressives Governors’ Forum, state chapters, National Assembly leadership are regularly consulted and carried along on all decisions by the CECPC.
“Okpoku Ogenyi is strongly advised to withdraw within 24 hours his baseless allegations which he made in a television interview on Friday or face disciplinary actions.
“He should tender an apology to the caretaker committee over his tactless and ill-motivated attempt to bring the party to disrepute.
“We urge our teeming members and supporters to disregard Okpoku Ogenyi and his comments.
“He is an impostor and a hired fifth columnist. Okpoku Ogenyi did not purchase the Benue State Governorship aspirant form as wrongly addressed as an aspirant in the television interview