The APC youth parliament in Bauchi state has said that the recent attack on the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state was not carried on by members of the youth wing of the party.
Some thugs stormed the secretariat on Thursday morning where they disrupted a press conference being addressed by some factional chieftains of the party and in the process injured two journalists.
According to the secretary of the APC youth parliament in a press release said: “We wish to condemn in strong terms and by the same token dissociate ourselves from the said disruption of the press conference purported to have happened at the NUJ secretariat Bauchi.
“As featured in the reportage of some media outlets, the disruption was said to be the same party affair where a faction within the APC advocating the dissolution of state Exco were attacked, but this is a mere fabrication by unscrupulous people who masquerade as party members to discredit the hard-earned reputation of the party faithful.
“The youths parliament gathered reliably that, it was a fight between some disgruntled elements within the party trying to share the money given to them to cause rancour within the party.
“In their attempt to collect part of the proceeds, the fight erupted. We the indefatigable APC youth parliament across the state are law-abiding, by antecedent we have never been found in such shameful act and will never be part of our character.
“It is in the light of the above that we wish to reiterate our firm and unreserved support to the Bauchi state APC leadership under the able chairmanship of our undeterred leader, Hon. Alh. Uba Ahmad Nana (Garkuwan Ningi).
“We, therefore, call on the APC members across the state to maintain the tempo as law-abiding citizens and remain committed to the ideals of the party for the overall development of the state”.