- The Presidential Campaign Council list of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has continued to generate reactions in the polity and even within major groups in the party
- In the buildup of the 2023 elections, a strong support group of Bola Ahmed Tinubu train has expressed deep concern regarding the list which excluded some prominent figures in the party
- The group, APC Supporters Network Nigeria maintained that if the list is not worked upon by the leadership of the party, the result would be disastrous in 2023
Amid the criticisms trailing the just released Presidential Campaign Council list of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's support group has expressed displeasure over the list.
The APC Supporters Network Nigeria, one of the registered support groups within the party, stated that the list was short of the expectations of the party faithful.
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The APC Supporters Network Nigeria reveal its position
The group, however, noted that it is a recipe for failure if the list stands, Vanguard reported.
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The national coordinator of the group, Abdulhameed Momoh, in a statement, noted:
“There is a need for the party leadership to feel the pulse of the membership to know that the step the composition of the council was not only calamitous but gradually closing the door of victory against the party.”
The group urged the inclusion of loyalists in the decision-making process of the party
The coordinator of the group noted further that the group was speaking for several other groups within the party “who also felt disenchanted by the action of the party.”
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“We are groups of loyalists who want the best, not only for the party and our presidential candidate but also our country. However, that interest and loyalty should also reflect in the decision-making the party is taking.”
Tinubu's campaign list: Mystery still lingering as APC explains how PDP senator's name was added
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained how Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made it to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's presidential campaign council list.
Bayo Onanuga, one of the spokesmen of the council, noted that during the compilation of the said list, Chimaroke's name was mistaken for that of Ken Nnamani since both southeast politicians have the same surnames.
Onanuga said the name that should have been reflected in the list is that of Ken Nnamani, a former Senate president who is a chieftain of the APC.
2023: After Tinubu's meeting with Northern bishops, PFN reveals final position on Muslim-Muslim ticket
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) says it has no affiliation with the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria.
Clergymen belonging to the group met with Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, September 23, in Abuja.
Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, his running mate, are both Muslims — a development that has elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians.