The All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed that a parcel containing a sum of money in US dollars was stolen at its national secretariat in Abuja.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka who gave the confirmation in a statement on Thursday put the figure of the missing money at $50,000.
He however clarified that the money does not belong to the party neither is it connected to the proceeds from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that there was serious drama on Wednesday at the headquarters of the APC after the parcel containing the cash was stolen.
According to reports, the cash was stolen while members of the party were struggling to gain access to the secretariat of the party for the purchase of their Nomination and Expression of Interest forms.
Reacting to the report, Morka in a statement on Thursday titled ‘Re: Lost money at APC national secretariat’ said the lost money has no connection to the party.
He explained that all money meant for the forms were paid directly to designated banks.
He said the money in question was reported lost by an individual at the entrance to the party secretariat.
“On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, a sum of $50,000 was reported lost by an individual around the entrance gate of the National Secretariat of the party,” the statement reads.
“To be clear, the lost money does not belong to the Party. In any event, the fee for the said forms is set and denominated in Naira not US Dollars.
“The loss is neither connected with proceeds of sale of forms nor with relocation of the venue for the collection of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the secretariat grounds to the International Conference Centre.”
“As widely advertised and reported in major news outlets, all purchases of forms are payable to designated bank accounts of the party,” the statement added.
On why the party also shifted the venue for the collection of forms to the International Convention Centre (ICC), Morka explained that it was to ease the heavy human and vehicular traffic around the secretariat caused by those who had thronged the place for their forms.