Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other governors who are The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate for the 2023 election are currently meeting at the Transcorps Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council’s upper echelons are present for the conference.
During the meeting, the issue makeup of the party’s inaugural Campaign Council and the date on which the party would formally begin its campaigns will be discussed, sources said our correspondent.
According to our correspondent, the dispute inside the APC over the make-up of the presidential campaign team has caused a delay in the start of the party’s campaign, which has been the subject of numerous meetings among stakeholders.
Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the party, said that the party would lose the 2023 election without the support of its governors during one of the sessions that some APC governors, the National Working Committee (NWC), and other stakeholders attended.
James Faleke, the secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, published a list of the council’s 422 members prior to INEC launching the start of campaigns.
The National Working Committee (NWC) and party-affiliated governors, among others, complained they were not treated fairly in light of the development, which led to a crisis among party stakeholders.
Some governors allegedly felt betrayed since their nominees were left out of the campaign council.
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In response to the controversy surrounding the list, Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau State and director general of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, announced the postponing of their inauguration to make room for the inclusion of other party stakeholders.
Festus Keyamo (SAN), the minister of state for labor and employment and spokesman for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, revealed to our correspondent yesterday that the final list would be released this week, followed by the announcement of a date for the official start of the campaign.