Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Power outage at APC National Secretariat over N1.7m debt.

Following its inability to offset the N1.7 million debt owed Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress, APC, has been thrown into darkness. This is because the management of AEDC had decided to wield the big stick, cutting off electricity supply to the secretariat and worsening its already decrepit state. 

Since the onset of the current economic crisis, party activities had almost ground to a halt due to paucity of funds, as the party had in recent times, relied on the sale of forms to contestants in the last Edo State governorship election and the forthcoming election in Ondo State. 
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. 

An AEDC receipt pasted on the gate of the secretariat showed that the party 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. The AEDC and other distribution companies have continued to urge organizations and government agencies to offset their bills in order to ensure enhanced service delivery. 

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