Tinubu Takes Charge of APC Presidential Campaign

To enable him concentrate on governance, President Muhammadu Buhari has handed his re-election campaign activities to former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu, who is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), according to Buhari, would take charge of the presidential campaign as co-chairman. The president said that despite the commencement of political campaign for his second term bid, he would not sacrifice state affairs for his re-election bid. Buhari spoke yesterday at the inauguration of the APC presidential campaign council at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. He said: “Even though we have only 40 days, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country.”

Apparently to avoid friction, Buhari defined the job of the director-general of the Presidential Campaign Council, Rotimi Amaechi, as having overall responsibility for all aspects of the campaign, including field operations while the secretary would take charge of administrative and treasury-related activities of the council. He therefore admonished the leadership and members of APC “to resist being provoked, remain focused and civil in your campaigns.” Buhari continued: “Let us engage our citizens on issues and ask for reflection on the comparative difference between 2015 and 2019 on security, economy and corruption and abuse by those entrusted with leadership in Nigeria.

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