By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed outrage over the deliberate leaking of letters addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekii Nabena, made available on Friday.
“Our attention has been drawn to a leaked letter the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole wrote to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu informing the Commission of the schedule of the Congresses and Primaries to elect Party candidates for the 2019 General Elections.
“These leaks of our sensitive and confidential correspondence to INEC is becoming commonplace and totally unacceptable. We strongly request that INEC looks into its internal handling of official correspondence and put a stop to these leaks.
“While the leaked formal notification to INEC has been done by the APC pursuant to the provisions of Section 85 of the 2010 Electoral Act (as amended), we advise the general public particularly the media to wait for an official announcement from the Party as the leaked dates are subject to changes, if necessary,” it stated.