- The APC has warned Nigerians against making use of an online membership registration website registered with its name
- The party says the website - apcregistration.com - is unauthorised and a scam
- It says the website was sponsored by one of the main opposition political parties in its desperate plot to harvest APC members ahead of the forthcoming general elections
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from an online membership registration website - apcregistration.com.
Punch reports that in a statement signed in Abuja on Sunday, August 26, by the party's acting national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said its ongoing membership registration exercise had nothing to do with the website.
Legit.ng notes that the statement read in part: “We alert our supporters, members and indeed the general public to a purported membership registration website of the All Progressives Congress (APC) - apcregistration.com. The website which is trending on social media is unauthorised and a scam.
“Our internal investigation has revealed that the fake website is sponsored by one of the main opposition political parties in its desperate and criminal plot to harvest APC members ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“We have deliberately not named the political party and hereby call on relevant security agencies to urgently investigate the website and its sponsors.”
Supporters and members of APC were urged by the acting spokesperson to take advantage of the ongoing continuous nationwide membership registration exercise in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and regularise their membership so as to be issued permanent membership cards.
Meanwhile, in a previous report by Legit.ng, the Akwa Ibom state APC chairman, Ini Okopido, blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the attempted attack on the former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, in his country home at Essien Udim local government area of the state.
The APC national youth caucus chairman, Iniobong John, also blamed the opposition party for the attempted attack on Akpabio.
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