The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has postponed the start of its campaigns earlier slated for Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
The Director-General, of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council and Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
“Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday; to officially kick-off our campaigns for the 2023 Presidential Elections.
“We had also announced that the members of the campaign council report at the APC campaign headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointments.
“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family; we have decided to adjust the time-table of these activities,” he said.
He explained that this was to ensure that everyone was on board before activities officially commenced; adding that the activities earlier announced for the September 28, would no longer hold.
Lalong said as the ruling and most attractive party in Nigeria; the APC council understood the sacrifices and understanding of its teeming members; many of who were willing to volunteer themselves for this great task ahead.
He said this showed the enormous love that the party members had for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, its 2023 presidential candidates.
However, she aid that a new date and time-table of events would be announced soon.
Meanwhile, Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday, September 26, 2022 restated support for the presidential ambition of Labour Party’s Peter Obi; saying it won’t compromise its cherished principles of justice, equity, and inclusiveness.
Afenifere’s leader, Ayo Adebanjo, stated this at a press conference held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi.
Specifically, 94-year-old Adebanjo said to keep Nigeria one in 2023, every Nigeria should be “Obi-Datti compliant”.
Peter Obi is running for Aso Rock’s top job alongside Datti Baba-Ahmed.
“The South-West has produced a president and currently sits as vice-president. The South-South has spent a total of six years in the presidency. But the Igbo people of the South-East have never tasted presidency in Nigeria…Now that the power is due back in the South, equity demands that it be ceded to the Igbo.
“We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria, while we at the same time continue to brutally marginalize and exclude them from the power dynamic.
“Peter Obi is the person of Igbo extraction that Afenifere has decided to support and back, he is the man we trust to restructure the country back to federalism on the assumption of office.
“We will not compromise this principle of justice, equity, and inclusiveness because one of our own Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a frontline candidate,” he said.