President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will be present at subsequent presidential campaign rallies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential flag-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. in support of
The President is scheduled to join the Campaign Train in at least ten States, according to a statement from the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council that was signed by Mr Festus Keyamo, Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson.
Empire had reported that the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, over the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from his campaigns.
The campaign organisation noted in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan that the president had stayed away from the campaign because of an alleged lack of confidence in the ability of the party’s candidacy.
Recall that after the flag-off of the Presidential Campaign in Jos on the 15th of November, 2022, the President had not been seen at other campaigns after graciously accepting to be the Chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council of the party.
Read Festus Keyamo’s full statement below.
PRESS RELEASE BY THE APC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL:
IN THE REVISED CAMPAIGN TIME-TABLE OF THE APC, PRESIDENT BUHARI SHOWS FURTHER PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO THE CAMPAIGN OF ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU
The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress announces that in its revised Campaign Timetable just released, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has shown further personal commitment to the cause of the All Progressives Congress and its Presidential flag-bearer, ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential election, by indicating his readiness to be physically present at some of our forthcoming presidential campaign rallies.
Recall that Mr President, out of his very busy schedule, had earlier attended the flag-off of the Presidential Campaign in Jos on the 15th of November, 2022. This was also after graciously accepting to be the Chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling party.
In the latest Campaign Time Table released yesterday (5th January 2023) the President is billed to join the Campaign Train in at least ten States. The States are Adamawa State on the 9th of January; Yobe State on the 10th of January; Sokoto State on the 16th of January; Kwara State on the 17th of January; Ogun State on the 25th of January; Cross Rivers State on the 30th of January; Nassarawa State on the 4th of February; Katsina State on the 6th of February; Imo State on the 14th of February and the Grand Finale in Lagos State on the 18th of February.
The PCC expresses its profound gratitude to President Buhari, the leader of our great Party, for his sterling and inspirational leadership at this time and for galvanising our teeming members and supporters across the country.
We urge our party faithful and supporters to turn out en masse, as usual, in the forthcoming campaign rallies. The zero hours is nigh; our spirits must be high; we must not relent in this collective march to our victory that is divinely ordained.
FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN, FCIArb(UK)
Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Federal Republic of Nigeria. SAN, FCIArb(UK)