29th November, 2021
By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned Progressive Youth Movement, a group that claimed it has taken over the leadership of the party on Monday.
The group had claimed that it has taken over the leadership of the APC by sacking Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said in a statement on Monday that the group is alien to the ruling party.
“We have received several enquiries from the media and concerned APC members on the felonious activities of a purported group parading itself as Progressive Youth Movement.
“The purported group and membership are unknown to the party, its structure or as a registered support group.
“Hence, we completely disown them and cannot account for their activities or join issues with them,” the APC scribe said.
According to him, it is a laughable attempt by the group to usurp the leadership of the APC by claiming to have dissolved the Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led CECPC.
Akpanudoedehe stressed that relevant security bodies must check and address the unscrupulous activities of the group, adding that the attention the purported group sought, would not be given to it by the party.
Meanwhile, he advised the general public to disregard the group, saying that its members were not registered members of the APC.
“As widely reported, the successful meeting between the APC leadership, Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and President Muhammadu Buhari produced February 2022 as the time frame for the party’s National Convention. Our focus now is preparing the ground for a rancour-free exercise,“ he added.