The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as false, the allegations by Mr. Reno Omokri, that the APC was secretly reaching out to him for friendship.
The allegation was contained in an April 5, 2018 report published on the website of Vanguard Newspapers, titled: ‘APC secretly reaching out to me for friendship – Reno’.
In a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Publicity, Edegbe Odemwingie, the APC said the report showed that Mr. Omokri’s allegation was based on interactions he had on twitter with one Philip Obin who manages a twitter handle, “@APCNigeria”.
The party added, “Recall that the Party had on several occasions distanced itself from the now notorious twitter handle, “@APCNigeria” following unauthorized tweets and subsequent false reports credited to the Party on the outcome of the Benue South Senatorial rerun election (February 21, 2016) and an “Assessment Poll” on President Muhammadu Buhari Administration (May 31, 2017), among others.
“Despite our rebuttals, Mr. Obin has continued to impersonate the Party through the twitter handle, “@APCNigeria”.
“For the avoidance of doubts, we wish to state that Philip Obin was one of the numerous youth volunteers for our party during the 2015 elections. He administered the Twitter handle at the time. But despite numerous appeals to him by various well meaning party representatives, to hand over the handle, Mr. Obin has refused and in defiance continues to use it to misrepresent the Party.
“In essence, therefore, Obin’s interactions with Omokri are in his personal capacity and do not involve Party in any way.
“Giving this latest incident, the Party is now left with no option (but)to take other lawful actions to restrain Obin from further embarrassing the Party. The general public is yet again reminded that the Twitter handle @APCNigeria is not a Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress.”