- The APC has dispelled rumours of a cold war between Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
- APC’s deputy national organising secretary, Hon Nze Chidi Duru said there is no iota of truth in the stories making the rounds
- Duru maintained that both the Tinubu team and the party national secretariat have fine-tuned the full list of members of the APC campaign council
FCT, Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has denied any reported frosty relationship between its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu over composition of its 2023 campaign council.
The party clarification is on the heels of a media report that the ruling party has been unable to unveil the full list of members of the presidential campaign council as a result of power tussle between the duo.
Tinubu had recently announced Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong and minister of state, labour and employment Festus Keyamo as director general and spokesman of the presidential campaign council.
A source within the party said the APC NWC was taken into confidence before the formal announcement of the duo.
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Speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening, August 30 in Abuja, the APC deputy national organising secretary, Nze Chidi Duru dismissed insinuation that both Tinubu and Senator Adamu have been working at cross purposes.
Duru who confirmed that the announcement of Governor Lalong and Keyamo enjoyed the buy in of the party national secretariat further maintained that both the Tinubu team and the party national secretariat are working together.
He also said the party would soon unveil the full list of members of the campaign council before the flag-off for campaigns.
“There is no power tussle over positions. None of such has happened and the party and the candidate are working together. But it is important to say that we agreed on DG and spokesman.
“The governors will control the structures at the zones. The party can't be excluded and it won't even exclude anybody. We will have an embracing and all inclusive campaign council.
“There is no discord anywhere. More importantly, the party chairman agreed on the issue of DG and spokesman.
“Before the INEC flag on September 28, all other positions will be unveiled. The chairman is leading the conversation.”
2023: Nigerian youths will set agenda for Tinubu, says Yahaya Bello
Meanwhile, Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has said that the youths in the country will set the agenda for APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu if he is elected as the next president.
Governor Bello said the move is imperative because the youths own the future.
The Kogi state governor who made the assertions at the 2021 Blueprint Annual Public Lectures and Impact Series/Awards held on Tuesday, August 16 in Abuja stressed that Tinubu has the pedigree and capacity to lead the country out of its current socio-economic woes.
2023: APC leader Ginika Tor asks Ndigbo to vote Tinubu
In a related development, president of Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative (OPI), Mrs. Ginika Tor, has assured the people of the southeast that Tinubu would address the marginalisation of Ndigbo if voted into power.
Speaking at ‘Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju’ town hall meeting in Keffi, Nasarawa state, on Monday, August 15, she remarked that the Tinubu-led presidency would run an all-inclusive government.
According to her, it would be in the best interest of Ndigbo to vote for Tinubu to remain in the mainstream politics of the country.