"We should not be dragged into a private transaction involving entities we have no business with," APC stated.
Following the refusal of the Federal Capital Territory to grant the Kwankwaso Campaign Organisation access to the Eagle Square, despite the fact that the organisation had already paid for the venue, the All Progressives Congress has distanced itself from blame in the matter.
Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso was denied access to the Eagle Square, which had been scheduled as the venue for his declaration to run for president in the 2019 elections. He, however, moved the venue to Achida Hotel, where he made his declaration on Wednesday.
Speaing on attempts to blame it for the development, APC said the matter was a "private transaction between entities" and as such, they should not be "dragged" into it.
APC also alluded to the attempt to blame it for the refusal as "cheap campaign ground antics", noting that 2019 elections would be won by "actual votes from the electorate who are wise and know who is working in their interest".
A series of tweets via the official handle of the party on Wednesday, read: "We frown at mischievous attempts in some quarters to blame @OfficialAPCNg for the inability of a @OfficialPDPNig presidential contestant to secure the Eagles Square for his declaration.
"We read in the media reasons given by facility managers of the Abuja International Conference Centre and Eagles Square not to allow campaigns in its facility on Wednesday to avoid disruption of work flow at the federal secretariat, the main hub of civil servants in Abuja.
"Hence the allegation is unnecessary and misplaced. We should not be dragged into a private transaction involving entities we have no business with.
"The #2019Elections will not be won by cheap campaign ground antics but actual votes from the electorate who are wise and know who is working in their interest. Never again will we return governance to the hands of those that selfishly have held us back for years."