APC National Secretariat Thrown Into Total Darkness

November 1, 2016

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By Ebitonye Akpodigha

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disconnected power supply to the National headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This followed the ruling party’s inability to offset the N1.7 million debt it owes the power company.

It was learnt that since the country went into recession, the party’s secretariat has been finding it hard to offset some of its bills, including for electricity.

The management of AEDC had earlier threatened to disconnect the party’s power supply if it fails to pay up, but when no money was paid into its account, the company wielded the big stick.

An AEDC receipt pasted on the gate of the secretariat showed that the APC had only recently paid N500,000 of the debt.

While party officials said the President had declined funding the party, they also said most of the state Governors had refused to save the party from the embarrassing situation.

The AEDC Headquarters located at Wuse Zone 4, is a few metres away from APC secretariat.

It was, however, gathered that the APC national secretariat may have generated over N100 million this year from the sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for Edo and Ondo States governorship primaries.

While journalists now find it difficult to make use of the media centre due to the development, some staff of the secretariat are said to have contributed some money to power the electricity generator at the premises.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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