The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that it is planning to postpone its national convention next month.
Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the caretaker secretary, insisted in a statement that the story contained no truth.
The scribe urged the public to ignore what it called “fake news on the issue” spread by some media outlets.
Those behind the news, according to the APC, were out to cause confusion and foment a crisis within the party by spreading false information.
The party stated that dates for meetings, primaries, congresses, and national conventions would be announced in due course through well-known official channels rather than through’sources.’
“As a focus-driven, process-oriented political party, the APC Caretaker Committee, led by Governor Mai Mala Buni, will not be distracted by these sponsors of fake news’ self-serving antics,” it continued.
“The APC Caretaker Committee is already meeting with stakeholders across the country to lay the groundwork for a rancour-free national convention.” The budgeting subcommittee and other substructures will be established in due course.”
“As a result, the party expressed gratitude for the continued support of well-meaning members and leaders as the caretaker committee undertakes the immediate task of addressing contestations within the party, litigations, fallouts from recently-conducted congresses, and generally, reposition the party ahead of the national convention,” the APC added.