By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned party members, supporters and the general public on the fake news being spread in the social media on the upcoming Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.
“We had initially ignored the fake statements but it has become necessary to debunk the several fake quotes, which are increasingly gaining traction, particularly many of such statements being ascribed to the Party and the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“It should be noted that neither the party nor the National Chairman has made any statement at any forum regarding these elections. The numerous quotes being ascribed to the party and the National Chairman are mere fabrications intended for mischief,” it said.
APC said that it has demonstrated absolute fidelity to the best democratic practices in the manners the party has conducted its affairs so far.
“As a progressive party, we are focused on even doing better as we look forward to the commencement of a new 4-year tenure.
“In line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for our country and APC’s continued effort towards deepening participatory democracy, the National Working Committee (NWC) will abide by the rules at every stage of the process of primary elections. Consequently, the party will provide a level playing field to all aspirants,” the party assured.
It further said that relevant information and the official party guidelines for the respective elections will be released by the party through official channels in due course.
“Hence, the party strongly advises that the fake news and quotes be ignored,” it stressed.