President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has distanced himself from a political party, APP, formed by his former Special Assistant on Youth Affairs, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere.
A statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media to the President of the Senate, said:
“Our attention has been drawn to reports by some news platforms that described Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, the Chairman of a political party known as “APP” as an aide to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
“Please note, that in a letter of resignation addressed to President of the Senate, and dated October 3, 2017, Ugochinyere, who was then President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, said he had formed a political party and would be resigning his position as Special Assistant on Youth Affairs.
“In this regard, we ask that all platforms be guided in their reporting of the activities of Mr. Ugochinyere and his party, and refrain from including “Dr. Saraki’s” name in any such related stories.”