The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has described a statement credited to a former National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, on the plans by the Federal Government, to relocate the Headquarter of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to Lagos.
Bayelsa APC in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo on Sunday, January 28, 2024, said Nabena spoke for himself and insisted that “he is on his own.”
According to Buokoribo, Nabena neither consulted the party nor any state leader of the APC before making his statement, adding that his position was in disagreement with the policy thrust of President Bola Tinubu.
The party scribe further assured that the APC in Bayelsa remained in full support of President Tinubu’s policy directions, especially the plan to decongest Abuja.
He however warned against attempts to politicise the president’s sincere efforts to reset the country.
Buokoribo said: “The Bayelsa State APC dissociates itself from political statements issued by a former National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Yekini Nabena.
“The state chapter has for some time taken note of Nabena’s recent remarks that curiously seem to be at odds with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s policy directions.
“The state chapter affirms that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s time in office so far has yielded the expected results, which are nothing short of excellent and thus his Presidency is one which we boast of as the true ideals of our party are gloriously exhibited.
“As a party, we fully support the President’s policy directions as they are designed to reset the country for economic prosperity. We warn against any attempts to politicise the sincere efforts of the Federal Government to reset the country.
“We wish to inform the general public that Nabena’s utterances represent only himself, not our party in Bayelsa and our leaders.”