The National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has dismissed speculations that he has resigned his membership of the party.
Abdullahi told newsmen at the APC secretariat in Abuja Tuesday that trending media report of his resignation from the ruling party is false.
Speculations about the APC’s spokesperson’s quitting the party became rife following the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s announcement of his exit from the APC on Tuesday evening.
With the Governor of Kwara State, Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed following Saraki out of APC, the rumour mills took over that Bolaji will be next on line given his obvious closeness to the Senate President and the Kwara political family
However, the APC image maker told the stunned reporters that; “there is no iota of truth in the report.”
The absence of the former Minister of Sports during the regular Monday meeting of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) fueled the speculations that he may have concluded arrangements to leave the party.
In his reaction to Saraki’s exit from the party, Abdullahi, however, said he was not considering leaving the party, stressing that “I came through the front door and will not go through the back door.”
Defending his absence at the NWC meeting, the APC spokesman said he actually notified the party’s national leadership of his absence from the meeting.
He said “it is not true that I have resigned and let me emphasis that there is no iota of truth in that report. I can understand where the speculation is coming from, perhaps because I was absent during the NWC meeting on Monday.
“However, the speculators didn’t know that I told my colleagues that I was away in Kwara State.
“I want to put it on record that I came through the front door and if I want to leave, I will leave through the front door.” – NAN