The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has ‘indefinitely’ postponed the kick-off of its campaigns earlier slated for Wednesday.
APC Postpone Campaign Activities, Expand List
The development comes a few days after the ruling party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, departed Nigeria for London, UK.
KanyiDaily had reported that Tinubu and Shettima left the country on Saturday “to take a break and prepare themselves for campaigns” which is slated to begin on September 28.
On Tuesday, the campaign council announced that there would be a peace walk and prayers on Wednesday and a collection of letters of appointment by members of the campaign.
But in a statement on Tuesday, the Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong said a new date would be announced for the commencement of the campaigns.
Lalong said the exercise was postponed indefinitely to allow the expansion of the campaign list to “accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family”.
The statement reads, “Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to officially kick off our campaigns for the 2023 Presidential Elections.
“We had also announced that the members of the Campaign Council report to the Campaign Headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointment.
“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the timetable of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence. Consequently, the activities earlier announced for the 28th of September will no longer hold
“As the ruling and most attractive party in Nigeria, we understand the sacrifices and understanding of our teeming members who are more than willing to volunteer themselves for this great task ahead.
“It also shows the enormous love that the party members have for our candidates. A new date and timetable of events will be announced soon.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the spokesman for the APC presidential council, Festus Keyamo revealed that Buhari directed that Osinbajo should be left out of Tinubu’s campaign council list.