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Tinubu, APC stakeholders meet to finalise campaign issues

Governors who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party's presidential candidate for the 2023 poll, Bola Ahmed Tinubu are currently…

Governors who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 poll, Bola Ahmed Tinubu are currently meeting at the Transcorps Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

The top echelon of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council are part of the meeting.

Sources told our correspondent that the issue composition of the party’s Campaign Council inauguration and when the party would formally kick-off its campaigns would be discussed at the meeting.

Our correspondent reports that the delay in the commencement of the APC campaign is as a result of the crisis within its fold over the composition of the presidential campaign team as stakeholders have been holding various meetings.

In one of the meetings attended by some APC governors, the National Working Committee (NWC) and other stakeholders, the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, said the party would lose the 2023 poll without the input of its governors.

Prior to the opening of campaigns by INEC, the secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, James Faleke, had released a 422-member list of the council.

But the development triggered a crisis among party stakeholders, including the National Working Committee (NWC), and governors who are members of the party, as they claimed they were not carried along in the scheme of things.

Some governors were said to be aggrieved on the grounds that their nominees were not included in the campaign council.

Sequel to the acrimony that greeted the list, the director general of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, announced the postponement of their inauguration to pave way for the inclusion of more party stakeholders.

But the spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), told our correspondent yesterday that the final list would be released this week, after which a date for the formal commencement of campaign would be announced.

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