The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has raised the alarm over the alleged move to shut down the national secretariat in Abuja.
The party’s National Director of Communications and Programs, Barr. Ifenla Oligbinde announced this in a statement over the weekend.
Oligbinde said political parties uneasy about the ADC’s rising profile tried to incite Federal Capital Development Control (FCDA) officials, with the ultimate goal of destabilizing the party ahead of the next general election.
The statement warned such “paid agents” to stop the embarrassing act, adding that ADC is not a commercial or business venture and that there is no area designated by the FCT of Development Control where political parties can locate their offices.
“Following the ADC National Executive Council (NEC) resolution to extend the term of office of the party’s national officials at the NEC special meeting held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, ADC has reported that the steady progress of the party towards the general election has begun to ruffle several feathers.
“Some cunning agents from other political parties have started using unscrupulous ways to intimidate or blackmail our party.
“Some unscrupulous individuals have agreed to lock down ADC’s premises under the pretense that the ADC office is located in an area designated by FCDA as a non-commercial area.
“ADC is not a commercial or business venture and there is no area designated by the FCT or Development Control where political parties can locate their offices, as has been done for embassies. The ADC Global Campus and Transformation Center, which serves as the party’s office, like many other political party offices, is located in a more public place than most APC/PDP offices.”
While warning that such harassment will never succeed, the ADC said it has “already sent a special letter to Mr. President, the Inter Party Advisory Commission and Secretary of the FCT to take steps to stop such witch hunts and the most repressible actions by agents.” to tackle the darkness. .”