Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed insinuations of disagreement between the ruling party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on the alliance between the party and the African Action Congress (AAC) for the Rivers State governorship poll.
In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the ruling party noted that the deliberate misinterpretation of issues and statements from the party or between the two of them would continue to fail.
Tagged: “Re-futile attempt to twist APC national chairman’s statement on Rivers election,” the statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to some reports in the media purporting a disagreement between Oshiomhole and Amaechi, over the alignment of the Rivers State APC with the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Awara Biokpomabo.
“It is regrettable the APC national chairman’s statement is being twisted to suit a jaundiced narrative.
“This narrative is, at best, mischievous, pedestrian and should be disregarded.
“The APC chairman’s statement is unambiguous as to the effect that the party’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, Oshiomhole and 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.”