The All Progressives Congress (APC) has broken its silence over the reported theft of a huge sum of money at its National Secretariat.
An official of the party from Enugu had raised an alarm of being robbed of a whooping$50,000 at the APC headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The theft was announced barely 24 hours after the ruling party began its sale of forms.
Meanwhile, the party had moved the sale of forms exercise from its national secretariat to the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Thursday.
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The APC National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka, said the venue was moved to the ICC in order to reduce heavy human and vehicular traffic around the secretariat.
Morka further explained that the said stolen $50, 000 from APC national secretariat does not belong to the party.
He said, “On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, a sum of $50,000 was reported lost by an individual around the entrance gate of the national secretariat of the party.”
“To be clear, the lost money does not belong to the party. The loss is neither connected with proceeds of sale of forms nor with relocation of the venue for the collection of expression of interest and nomination forms from the secretariat grounds to the ICC, as erroneously reported by the media.
“As widely advertised and reported in major news outlets, all purchase of forms are payable to designated bank accounts of the party. In any event, the fee for the said forms is set and denominated in Naira not US Dollars.
“We urge our party members and the general public to disregard any reports or suggestion to the contrary as false and grossly misleading,” the party said.