The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Wednesday distanced the party from Mrs Toyin Saraki’s travails.
Odigie-Oyegun told newsmen in Abuja that Saraki’s invitation to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was not orchestrated by the party or any of its members.
“I want to assure you that the APC has absolutely nothing to do with that case. It could have been triggered, in fact, by the opposition.
“So, we are totally, completely and absolutely innocent of it.”
The chairman said the crisis rocking the party had been “amicably resolved”.
“Thanks to Mr President, who once again, made it clear that everybody had no alternative than to listen to what the party says.
“I think his message resonated very intensely with all the members. He still did not interfere, he insisted that the leadership and members should resolve whatever was militating against the resolution.
“Presidential prestige came into play and that means a lot. He emphasized that if people hadn’t gotten his message before, in this political system, the party is number one.”