– The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has disassociated himself from one Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere
– Ugochinyere was once Saraki’s special assistant on youth affairs
– The Senate President however frowns at media reports linking him up to his former aide, who has since resigned
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has disassociated himself from Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere, who is the chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP).
Ugochinyere who was once Saraki’s special assistant on youth affairs, has since resigned from his position.
The Senate President however frowns at media reports linking him up to his former aide.
A statement by the special adviser on media to Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, advised media houses to refrain from linking Ugochinyere to the Senate President.
“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,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, youths under the aegis of Younger Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (YSAPC) have called on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to constitute a formidable team that will include them to help his reconciliation assignment in the ruling party.
They made the demand during a press briefing on Tuesday, March 13, in Abuja through one of the leaders, Dominic Alancha, on the outcome of their meeting.
Alancha, who said the youths welcomed the Tinubu reconciliation team, however, urged party members not to undermine the effort of the committee.
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