The factional Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which emerged, on Monday, has alleged that some leaders of the party are members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The committee also said they are masquerading as members of the ruling APC are hell-bent on ruining the party.
Daily Trust had reported that the Progressives Youth Movement (PYM) inaugurated a new CECPC in Abuja, on Monday.
But Buni’s committee fired back immediately, saying the youths were not known to the party and as such they were impostors.
Reacting, the Chairman of the new CECPC, Prince Mustapha Audu, said the youths are card-carrying members of the party and sacrificed for it.
“Unfortunately, we’ve read all the reports that Senator John Akpanudoedehe released about PYM and the new caretaker committee. It is quite unfortunate that a leader like that will be assassinating our character.”
“All of us who are members of PYM, these are our APC membership cards. We are all APC members that have been through the entire process. We’ve sacrificed for the party, we’ve given so much but it is quite unfortunate this narrative is coming out.
“This is always what happens when somebody says the truth, when somebody says there is something wrong in our dear party, those who are creating those issues are the ones blackmailing us, and in all honesty, some of these people are PDP members.
“Senator Akpanudoedehe made these allegations against young people that have given so much; we were in the APC long before he came to the party. He was a Senator in the PDP and a Minister of State FCT under the same PDP. Two different PDP administrations.
“So, how can he know the people who are APC members. We’ve worked hard for this party, we’ve sacrificed for this party, we’ve dedicated ourselves! The PDP has done their own convention, therefore we are the laughing stock of the nation. We, the young people, don’t have anywhere else to go.
“All we’re saying is that we want the right things to be done. We want our APC convention done, we want quality leaders, we want youthful inclusion, and we want to be part of the process, what’s wrong with that?”