In a communique signed after a zonal meeting in Benin, Edo State, APC noted:
“The Zone notes the upsurge of the renewed militancy in the area, in the name of ‘The Avengers’ and condemns its activities in its entirety. The Zone does not believe that their nefarious activities are driven by any patriotic fervor, rather we have cause to believe that they are instigated by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to derail President Buhari’s government in order to avoid the long arm of the law on their criminal activities while in government.”
“The Zone notes the present agitation for the State of Biafra and the inclusion of the Niger Delta in the map of the constituency representing the Biafra State.
“The Zone states unequivocally that Niger Delta is not, cannot, will never be and can never be part of Biafra” saying the “Niger Delta is not, cannot, and will never be part of Biafra.”