APC: Abuja Closed Door Meeting To Decide Fate Of Presidential Campaign List

A meeting between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Governors of the party, members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) aimed at putting all the controversy surrounding the campaign list of the party is currently underway in Abuja.

The meeting which has been on for a few hours is taking place behind closed doors. Naija News reports that the 422-member campaign list initially released created bad blood within the party. In attendance are the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; vice presidential candidate, Senator Kassim Shetimma; members of the NWC led by Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Abubakar Kyari; governors of Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Kebbi, Kano, Jigawa, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Plateau, Borno, Ebonyi; Comrade Adams Oshiomole; Deputy Director General (Operations) Hajiya Usman; Deputy Director Geberal (Admin) and Secretary, Hon. James Faleke. Today’s meeting was a follow-up to last week’s tripartite committee meeting aimed at harmonising the party’s campaign council list. In a Punch Newspaper report, a source who pleaded anonymity said the meeting was expected to hold for two hours but added that it was likely to extend to four hours, adding that the final council list would be concluded. Although the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, the sources said the candidate has decided to take the bull by the horn by inviting all stakeholders of his campaign including those who were aggrieved over the exclusion of their nominees from the initial 422-man list of the council to a political roundtable. The source said, “Although the meeting was supposed to take two hours from the look of things, it may extend to four. But in the end, some things are certain. They will conclude on the composition of the final council list as well as a date for the campaign kick-off.” When contacted, both the Chief Spokesman of the PCC, Festus Keyamo and the Director of Media and Communications, Bayo Onanuga, confirmed the meeting but declined to comment on the agenda. “I really can’t say anything now until the end of the meeting,” Keyamo said. Details later…

This article was originally published on Naija News


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