Apc Denies Begging Buhari For Funds
SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied news reports centred on the poor financial status of the party.
In a short message obtained from Edegbe Odemwingie, Assistant Director Publicity, APC, Oyegun declared that the party does not divert government funds to fund its activities.
“The operations of the APC National Secretariat is in strict adherence to the Change Agenda of the party,” he said.
“The APC does not indulge in the practice of obtaining funds from state governments or diverting security votes to fund party activities.”
News reports suggested that the leadership of the ruling party met with President Muhammadu Buhari last Monday to brief him on the state of affairs of the party with part of the discussion centred on the critical state of the party finances and how the President and other elected members can assist in funding the operations of the party.
However, the party did not succeed as Buhari declined to make any commitment, but rather advised the party's leadership to go back and look inwards on how to mobilise funds internally through regular fees/donations from members reminding them of how the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) messed themselves up by dipping their hands into public funds.
Those who were at the meeting, according to the reports were the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun; National Secretary, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni; Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawan Shuaibu, and Deputy National Chairman, Chief Segun Oni.
Story by David Oputah