Th leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) may have shelved its conciliatory stance towards its aggrieved chieftains who on Wednesday created a parallel group, ReformedAPC, (rAPC).
The aggrieved chieftains made up of members of the new Peoples Democratic Party, (nPDP) the All Nigerian Peoples Party, (ANPP) and the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, (CPC) announced Alhaji Buba Galadima as chairman of the (RAPC).
An indication that the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led national working committee was determined to adopt a belligerent position emerged on Thursday in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi.
The statement claimed that those who floated the group never belonged to the ruling party.
While it expressed doubt over their membership of the APC, the statement, however, warned of impending sanctions against those behind the rAPC.
The statement read in part:” On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, a group of individuals announced itself as ‘Reformed All Progressives Congress (APC)’ at a press conference held in Abuja. By their actions, this group has attempted to create the impression that our Party is factionalised. This is not true.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) wishes to affirm that there is no faction in our Party and declares the action by these individuals as mischievous and ill-advised.
“Having failed to scuttle the National Convention as was their original plan, they now resort to this subterfuge as a way of achieving the pre-determined end of causing confusion.
“As a matter of fact, we doubt that these individuals parading as leaders of the so-called faction are actual members of our Party. We are currently investigating their true membership status within the Party.
“While we shall continue to monitor developments in this respect; we will not hesitate to take lawful actions to defend the unity of our Party and protect the sanctity of its identity. We are currently reviewing the action of this so-called faction in order to determine if any aspect of the Party’s constitution has been breached with the connivance of any of our members.
“For those members who have genuine grievances, we want to assure them of the commitment of the new leadership of the party to address those grievances as quickly as possible in a manner that ensures that justice is done to all.”
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