APC clears air on Buhari campaign chairmanship role

The Presidential campaign council of the All Progressive Congress has asked the public to ignore lists of council members published on some online news platforms. Bayo Onanuga, director of media and public relations for the campaign, said the listing was unauthorized and unofficial.

Some online media reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed chairman of the presidential campaign council.

Onanuga noted that the APC leadership and presidential candidate Bola Tinub will formally announce a campaign council soon.

The platform claimed this was a decision made at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday between the party’s platform-elected governors and the party’s presidential candidate.

Tinubu was said to have also been appointed as the Deputy Chairman (1), while the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, was said to have been appointed Deputy Chairman (2).

The Kebbi State Governor and Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum, Atiku Bagudu, and Senator Godswill Akpabio were appointed vice chairmen.

APC vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the only female presidential aspirant of the party during the June 2022 special national convention, Uju Kennedy are others said to have been appointed as vice chairmen.

Former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, was also said to have been made Deputy Director-General, Operations, Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed Deputy Director-General, Admin; James Faleke (Secretary), while Christopher Takar was appointed Deputy Secretary.

“The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, would serve as coordinator for North Central; Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya (North-East); the Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawale (North-west); Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade (South-South); and Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, South-East,” part of the report stated.

In a statement sent to Saturday PUNCH titled, ‘Disregard the list of APC presidential campaign council members in circulation’, Onanuga stated that the party understood public interest in the APC and did not endorse that list.

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