The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said only its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are authorised to speak on national issues on behalf of the party.
In a statement personally signed by the party’s national chairman on Friday, the APC said the clarification had become necessary as those it called authorised persons had been “issuing statements” on behalf of the party.
The statement said, “It has come to the attention of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress that unauthorised persons have recently been issuing statements on behalf of the party.
“This is totally wrong and unacceptable as only the National Chairman and the National Publicity Secretary can speak for the party on national issues. Therefore, any member of the National Working Committee or the party generally, who wishes to speak on behalf of the party, should expressly clear such statement with the National Chairman of our great party”.
It, therefore, directed its state publicity secretaries to restrict their statements to issues concerning their various states, urging all the concerned officers to adhere to the directive.