The All Progressive Congress, APC, has debunked rumours making the round that the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, are in a rift.
The disclaimer was made on Tuesday, 1, April 2019, by the party’s spokesperson, Lanre Isa-Onilu, in a statement, according to Nigerian Tribune.
As you may know, there have been rumours that Adams Oshiomhole is not in support of the adoption of AAC’s governorship candidate in Rivers State by the Transportation Minister, who is also leader of the party in the state.
Lanre said that a section of the media is responsible of the insinuations. He also claimed that Oshiomhole’s remarks was twisted to “suit a jaundiced narrative.”
The ruling party in the statement further said that the two politicians“enjoy cordial relationship and do share mutual respect.”
Read the statement below:
”Our attention has been drawn to some reports in the media purporting a disagreement between the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over the alignment of the Rivers State APC with the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Awara Biokpomabo.
”It is regrettable that the APC national chairman’s statement is being twisted to suit a jaundiced narrative. This narrative is at best, mischievous, pedestrian and should be disregarded.
”The APC chairman’s statement is unambiguous as to the effect that the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) does not have any formal alliance with AAC. This is without prejudice to any local arrangement that may exist.”