The Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied receiving any court order with respect to a purported court order stopping the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, as spokesman.
National Legal Adviser of the APC, Babatunde Ogala Esq, made this known in a two-paragraph statement sent to The DEFENDER on Friday from the National Secretariat.
Ogala said: “The attention of the legal department of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a widely-reported tement on a purported court order restraining the National Publicity Secretary of our party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu from performing his duty as our party’s spokesman.
“The Party’s Legal Department has not received the purported court order the media is referring to in their reports. If indeed, there is a court order, the party ought to have been notified.
“To this effect, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu remains the National Publicity Secretary of the Party. We call on the public, media, and members of the Party to disregard the statement and its claims.”
On another occasion, the National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has tested negative to coronavirus.
“Following fears he could have physically interacted with person[s] who tested positive to the coronavirus, Oshiomhole presented himself for a test on Thursday and it has just been confirmed that the result returned negative,” Issa-Onilu said.