- Presidential aspirants are not in unity over campaign posters at the ongoing APC primary at Eagle Square, Abuja
- Different sizes of posters, inflated balloons and banners were spotted at the venue as presidential aspirants seek acceptance to emerge as the candidate of the ruling party
- The posters of presidential aspirants spotted at the venue of the presidential primary include those of VP Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, the national leader of the party and aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and others
As the Nigerian flag and that of the All Progressive Congress (APC) waver on their fastened polls at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the venue of the APC presidential primary, campaign posters of aspirants are at all nooks and crannies of the venue, Daily Trust reports.
From the paper size posters to inflated balloons, hung to sit well on the middle of the road as well as others left to fly on a predetermined trajectory and all sought to announce to the world the intention of each aspirant to be the flag bearer of the party come 2023.
The presidential primary
As Nigerians await the final decisions of the delegates or presidency on who to represent the party during the next presidential election, the towering posters compete to drag the attention of passers-by even though they are not the ones that would decide their fate.
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The efficacy of the posters can be felt as passers-by take long gazes at them as if to decipher any cryptic message while those who hurriedly walk to their place of work take a peek at the contestants while mindful of their pace so as not to miss their steps and get injured.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo taking the lead
But as the poster war currently stands, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is winning as his face adorned the skyline with the inflated balloons used to pronounce his candidacy at the domineering federal secretariat buildings in Abuja.
While the national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu trails behind with one showing him giving a knock ut punch to a smiling PDP’s Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar.
APC primary: Breakdown of delegates by states, zones emerge
The fate of presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be decided by 2,340 delegates at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday, June 6.
The delegates are coming from all the states and geopolitical zones in Nigeria in different numbers.
Legit.ng reported the breakdown of the delegates by states and zone as released by Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the ruling party.
Ignore fraudulent delegates’ list from C’River, stakeholders tell Adamu’s NWC
Meanwhile, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling APC had been asked to ignore a purported 'fraudulent' list of the national delegates sent by the Cross Rivers State Working Committee to the national leadership.
The APC stakeholders and the authentic national delegates elected on the 17th May 2022 also asked the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led NWC to follow its constitution and guidelines as it related to the National delegate lists submitted to the party.
In a statement signed by Chief Francis Ekpenyong, on behalf of Cross Rivers Authentic Adhoc National Delegates, made available to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja, said they were the original people who paid for nomination forms, participated in the process and emerged as National delegates of their respective Local Government Areas of the state.