The All Progressives Congress on Sunday disowned a list of possible ministers being circulated by some online journalists as “mere fiction.”
According to the APC, the party has nothing to do with the list and urged Nigerians to wait for an authentic list of nominees, which would be made public through the “appropriate channels.”
This was the sentiment of the latest a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja.
According to Mohammed, “Nigerians should disregard these lists and await the authentic list which will be communicated through the appropriate channels at the right time.”
The APC also cautioned the media against using statements attributing actions to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, without clarification.
The party said journalists should clarify with authentic party officials and the Buhari Campaign Organisation on any issue having to do with the actions of the President-elect, in order to avoid presenting falsehood as facts.
“The appeal becomes necessary following recent media reports on the actions which the President-elect will purportedly embark upon once he is sworn into office.
“Various people have been quoted in the media on what the President-elect will do or will not do once he assumes office.
“The truth is that these people do not speak for the President-elect, hence the need for the media to clarify such issues with the Chairman of the party, its National Publicity Secretary or the spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation. These officials are always available to clarify issues,” Mr Mohammed concluded.