Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has denied any link with a newly registered political party, Action Peoples Party (APP).
Saraki in statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he also has nothing to do with partyâ€™s Chairman, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere.
He said when Ugochinyere resigned as his Special Assistant on Youth Affairs on October 3, 2017, he had stated in his resignation letter that he had formed a political party and he would want to nurture it.
The statement read: â€œOur attention has been drawn to reports by some news platforms that described Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, the Chairman of a political party known as â€œAPPâ€ as an aide to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
â€œPlease note, that in a letter of resignation addressed to President of the Senate, and dated October 3, 2017, Ugochinyere, who was then President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, said he had formed a political party and would be resigning his position as Special Assistant on Youth Affairs.
â€œIn this regard, we ask that all platforms be guided in their reporting of the activities of Ugochinyere and his party, and refrain from including â€˜Sarakiâ€™sâ€™ name in any of such related stories.â€