The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disassociated itself from purported national campaign council lists for November 11, 2023, governorship elections for Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo States in circulation in sections of the media.
NewsWireNGR reports both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) named Nyesom Wike as a member of their campaign councils for the South-South state in the purported lists.
Wike, a former Rivers State Governor, fell out with the PDP just before of the presidential election but President Bola Tinubu of the APC later appointed him as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
While he has yet to resign as a member of the PDP, the minister was named as a member of the APC campaign council for the Bayelsa governorship election.
“The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), H. E. Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, CON, in consultation with the National Working Committee (NWC), has approved the composition of the Bayelsa State National Gubernatorial Campaign Council with the primary purpose of leading the Gubernatorial Campaign in Bayelsa State and ensuring the triumph of our great Party at the November 11, 2023 Governorship election,” the purported statement by party announcing the council read.
However, elix Morka, the APC’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the lists being circulated did not originate from the party and should, therefore, be disregarded.
“The attention of the APC has been drawn to a national campaign council lists for the November 11, governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo States in circulation in sections of the media.
“The lists are not official documents of the party and should be disregarded,” Morka said.