Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula has denied ever saying the party has preferred gubernatorial aspirants.
Ogbobula said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt that reports quoting him as saying that Dakuku Peterside, Biokpo Awara and Tonye Cole are preferred aspirants were false.
“My attention has been drawn to reports that I said APC has preferred aspirants. I said no such thing.
“My dear party leaders and members, please ignore the fake report. it is the handiwork of 5th Columnists bent on setting confusion in our midst. We must expect more of these acts of mischief and blackmail as the 2023 countdown kickstarts.
“Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Engr. Awara and Architect Tonye Cole are great and wonderful party leaders and we love them dearly.
“But we must not allow anyone to ascribe to any party functionary, an act which he or she did not undertake. Kindly ignore the circulation of fake news”, he said.
He appealed to those busy spreading propaganda to take it easy, saying the deliberate misinformation of the public adds nothing of substance to the promotion of heathy relations within political parties.
“I want to urge the public, particularly members of our party to shun the publication. There are people who want to destabilise our party. By the grace of God they will fail.”
Recall that last week, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula also assured that the party will participate in the forthcoming Local Government Congress slated to hold in September 4, 2021, the State Congress as well as the National Convention.
The comment of the Rivers State APC Chairman comes just as the national executives of the party, through its Secretary; John Akpanudoedehe released a statement, stating that the party has fixed the LGA Congress on September 4.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on the latest timetable for the LGA Congress, Ogbobula said the party in the state would participate in the forthcoming Congress.
He said nothing is inhibiting the party in the state from participating in all activities ordered by the National Secretariat.