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General News of Friday, 29 April 2022

Source: www.thisdaylive.com

Stolen $50,000 not ours - APC

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed the theft of the sum of $50,000 at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja but insisted that the money does not belong to the party.

National Publicity Secretary, APC, Mr Felix Morka stated this in a statement issued yesterday, adding that the stolen money was not connected with proceeds of the sale of forms.

He clarified that the party’s decision to relocate the venue for collection of forms to the International Conference Centre (ICC) was to ease heavy human and vehicular traffic around the Secretariat with teeming aspirants and their supporters thronging the secretariat to collect forms.

Morka said: “Our attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the media regarding lost US Dollars at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress.” “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 the sale of forms nor with the relocation of the venue for the collection of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the secretariat grounds to the International Conference Centre (ICC), as erroneously reported by the media."

The party’s spokesman stressed that as widely advertised and reported in major news outlets, all purchases of forms are payable to designated bank accounts of the party.

Morka said in any event, the fee for the said forms was set and denominated in Naira, not US Dollars.

The party, therefore, urged party members and the general public to disregard any reports or suggestions to the contrary as false and grossly misleading.

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