The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken against an outlawed group, APC International Secretariat.
This was contained in a press release on Monday April 11, by Professor Francis Onukwuli, National Publicity Secretary, APC-USA.
The statement says that the outlawed group is circulating flyers and is planning to host an unapproved convention.
”˜Our attention has again been drawn to another flyer being circulated by a disclaimed and outlawed group called APC International Secretariat operating out of Kansas City. This group is purporting to hold the 1st APC Diaspora Mega Convention at Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown, 1301 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, USA fromÂ May 12 to 14, 2016,’ he said.
He warned members of the public from having anything to do with APC International Secretariat, its promoter, Francis John, and his co-fraudsters.
”˜Members of the public are again informed that the APC National Headquarters in Abuja has outlawed APC International Secretariat which is being promoted by one Francis John and his co-fraudsters. APC International Secretariat is an illegal organization. The APC National Headquarters in Abuja and the APC-USA have not authorized the so-called 1st APC Diaspora Mega Convention in Kansas City. This convention has no place in APC and is unknown to the party.’
He reiterated that the APC International Secretariat is not the USA Chapter of APC and has been disclaimed by both the National Chairman of APC, His Excellency Chief John Oyegun and the APC-USA Chapter chaired by Mr. Tony Isama.
Speaking further Onukwuli said that the group is currently soliciting funds for the illegal convention urging members of the public not to part with their hard-earned money. He also said that the group had no authorization to use the name and logo of the APC.
”˜The outlawed APC International Secretariat, as shown in the attached flyer, is currently soliciting for registration and/or sponsorship of this illegal convention with various amounts of money which if not immediately disclaimed, unsuspecting members of the public may fall prey to this fraud and part away with their hard-earned money.
”˜APC International Secretariat and its promoters are not authorized to use the name and the logo of APC. It is shameful and an act of recklessness on the part of this illegal group to continue using the name of APC to extort or fraudulently obtain money from members of the public especially Nigerians in the Diaspora despite having been disclaimed last year.
”˜Members of the public are again warned not to attend the illegal convention or associate and/or have any dealings with APC International Secretariat or any of its promoters as they are impostors. Please be warned that attending this illegal convention and paying these fraudstersÂ will not fetch anything for any individual or anyone aspiring to invest in Nigeria.’