Breaking: Why We Chose Jos for Inauguration of APC Presidential Candidate, Governor Lalong Reveals

Breaking: Why We Chose Jos for Inauguration of APC Presidential Candidate, Governor Lalong Reveals

  • In the buildup of the 2023 general elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) is working to ensure the party retains power
  • In fact, the APC at the official flag-off of its campaign in Jos on Tuesday declared that the PDP will not return back to power while noting it is a dead party
  • Interestingly, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who is the campaign DG of the APC has assured Tinubu and the leadership of the party that his team are prepared to work and ensure Tinubu emerged president in 2023

The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateaus state Simon Lalong has revealed the real reason why the leadership of the party chose the state for its official flag-off of the Bola Tinubu campaign.

At the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, Plateau State venue of the Presidential campaign flag-off, Lalong noted that Jos was picked for Tinubu's first rally despite being a Christian state because was the state where President Muhammadu Buhari was voted into power.

Kashim Shettim, Governor Simon Lalong, APC Jos rally, 2023 elections, PDP, Labour Party, Bola Tinubu
Governor Lalong at the APC rally in Jos assured Tinubu of victory in 2023. Photo credit: @officialABAT
Source: Twitter

Lalong said:

"Jos is symbolic. It is here in Jos that late MKO Abiola from the southwest became the presidential candidate of the SDP with a running mate from the northeast, particularly a Kanuri man from Borno state.

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"After 30 years, a man from the southwest chose a running mate from the northeast and a Knauri man, this means history is going to repeat itself that is why we are starting our campaign in Jos.
"We are in hurry to have Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as our next president. We will have more than 2/3 of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives."

Heavy security as Buhari, others storm Jos for Tinubu/Shettima campaign kick-off

On Tuesday, November 15, the All Progressives Congress presidential campaigns begin in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

There was a heavy presence of security at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, the venue of the rally for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima.

The combined security team of soldiers, policemen, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Road Safety Corps, were seen securing major routes leading into the venue.

'He's not a greedy person who is out to accumulate wealth,' top APC chieftain eulogises Tinubu

Bola Tinubu had earlier been described as someone who is not interested in looting Nigeria's public funds if elected as president in 2023.

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara state said that Tinubu has acquired wealth in his life and that public funds would mean nothing to him.

Yusuf Idris noted that the former Lagos state governor will do well by continuing to deliver on the leadership attributes shown by Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari.


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