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APC disowns member over anti-Buni comments



The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has given one of its members, Okpoku Ogenyi , 24 hours to withdraw allegations made against the Mai Mala Buni – led Caretaker / Extra – Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee or face sanctions .
State Chairman of the party , Abba Yaro , issued the ultimatum on Saturday.
He also disowned threats issued by Ogenyi , and other concerned APC members, to drag the party to court should it fail to hold a National Convention by December 2020 .
Ogenyi had at a media briefing , in Abuja on Friday rejected the planned membership registration while accusing the Caretaker Committee of lacking legitimacy .
He also demanded that the Buni – led Committee be replaced saying , “ The most senior member of the sacked ( Adams ) Oshiohmole – led NWC should be returned as chairman because that is what our party constitution says . We call on state chairmen of the party not to join the illegal registration because it is tailored for their removal from office in the long run. ”
However , Yaro , who is the APC Chairman of Ogenyi ’ s home state of Benue, in a statement titled : “ Okpoku Ogenyi and His Many Tales , Sponsored Allegations on APC Caretaker Committee, ” said the aggrieved member ’ s view ’ s should be ignored .
Yaro said , “ From the APC membership registration , update , revalidation exercise to the successful and ongoing reconciliation efforts , among other ongoing activities of the CECPC , all identified stakeholders led by our President , Muhammadu Buhari as leader of our party , the Progressives Governors Forum , state chapters, National Assembly leadership are regularly consulted and carried along on all decisions by the CECPC .
“ Okpoku Ogenyi is strongly advised to withdraw within 24 hours his baseless allegations which he made in a television interview on Friday or face disciplinary actions .He should tender an apology to the Caretaker Committee over his tactless and ill – motivated attempt to bring the party to disrepute .
“ We urge our teeming members and supporters to disregard Okpoku Ogenyi and his comments .
“ He is an impostor and a hired fifth -columnist . Okpoku Ogenyi did not purchase the Benue State Governorship aspirant form as wrongly addressed as an aspirant in the television interview . ”
In response , Spokesperson for the Concerned APC members , Abdullahi Dauda , said , Ogenyi as a bonafide member of the APC, addressed the media on behalf of members of the group .
He said , “ Ogenyi spoke based on our agreement on how the party can move forward . We have made our feelings known and we await appropriate action . ”


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