- The election campaign of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will not be held as scheduled
- The party made this decision after it has initially rolled out dates to kick off campaigns
- Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state who made the announcement says it was for the sake of accommodating new stakeholders into the party.
This was made known on Tuesday, September 27, by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state who also doubles as the director-general of the APC presidential campaign council.
As gathered by Legit.ng, the decision was made on the premise that the party activities needed some adjustment to the timetable.
Governor Lalong says the adjustment was made necessary so as to create space for prospective stakeholders who are willing to join the ranks of the ruling party, APC.
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The APC was billed to kick off its campaign on Wednesday, September 28 with a peace walk for the presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
As contained in the statement, members of the campaign council were initially told to collect their members to collect their appointment letters at the headquarters of the campaign council.
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Governor Lalang said:
“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the timetable of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence.”
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He, however, said a new schedule will be released soon and the date for the kick-off of the campaign will get a new date which will be announced later.
Governor Lalong loads of supporters and stakeholders have pledged to volunteer for the party and that the party is willing to bring them into the fold to strengthen their ranks further ahead of the 2023 general election.
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Similarly, the presidential campaign council of the APC will not be inaugurated as planned by the party.
In a recent statement issued by the APC, the party will instead hold a peace walk and a special prayer.
Meanwhile, the inauguration is until Wednesday, 28 September, the same day as the commencement of the rally.