Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned a chieftain of the party in the state, Damian Igbokwe, for allegedly disseminating false information about the APC leadership through some online media platforms.
The party alerted the general public to the existence of fake platforms in the name of the party (APC), aiming to misinform and undermine the leadership of the party in the state.
This was contained in statement by the publicity secretary of APC in Abia, Comrade Benedict Godson, obtained by DAILY POST Post Saturday evening, in Umuahia.
It warned the particular die-hard ally of the APC gubernatorial flag bearer, Igbokwe, said to be the operator of a WhatsApp Group with the title: Apc Abia & Naional”, where party related issues were being discussed.
Godson urged the APC stalwart to pull the platform down within 24hrs or change the name to indicate that it was his personal platform.
He explained that it was not against any member who owns social media platform of his choice, but that such should not be created in the party’s name to avoid anyone taking it to be official information outfits of the Abia chapter of APC.
It reads, “We are not against anyone using social media. We all make use of it, but we advice the Admin of that WhatsApp Group called Apc Abia & Natl to within 24hrs take it down or hell hear from the party.
Hes free to own his platform and give it any name of his choice thats not our business, but creating a platform with our name and making everyone think its official from the party is not acceptable.
We have many things to handle and the last thing we want now is unnecessary rumours and fake news among us. We dont need it and such platforms created in our names and anything that comes out from it will always be attributed to us.
I reiterate, let him take it down or simply change the name and continue other things. Whats important to us is our name APC Abia and nothing else.
When contacted on phone to respond, Mr. Damian Igbokwe, who is a member of the Uche Ogah 2019 Governorship Campaign Media directorates, declined to speak with reporters.
“But, it is very insignificant. The members know what is happening in the state,” he said.
Author: Chijindu Emeruwa