- President Buhari is set to constitute his campaign council
- The president sai this will be done after the APC convention
- He expressed optimism that the party will coast to victory in 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will soon constitute Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) to victory in the February 2019 general elections.
The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, October 3.
Buhari expressed the hope that the Council, when constituted, would bring all speculations regarding its formation to an end.
The president said he was aware of the yearning by Nigerians for the formation of a full Presidential Campaign Council towards the APC’s victory in the presidential elections. He added that he appreciated the growing interest that Nigerians had shown on this issue, and he was conscious of their keen expectation.
However, President Buhari implored members of the party and the public to exercise some patience regarding the constitution of the PCC. The president revealed that the party executives were focused on the APC convention scheduled for October 6.
“The Presidential Campaign Council will be put in place after the convention. We are the party that will free Nigeria from corruption and poor governance. We are the party of change. We will not let the country down,” President Buhari assured.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari held an important closed-door meeting with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and his Ondo counterpart, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The Punch reports that the two governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress met with the president on Wednesday, October 3.
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Details of the meeting have not been made public yet but it may not be unconnected to the controversy surrounding the party's primary election in several states.
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