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2023 poll: Tinubu explains decision to drop Osinbajo from campaign council

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
24 September 2022   |   8:40 pm
The Presidential candidate of the ruling All progressive congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has offered an insight as to why Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo was left out of the 422-member campaign council.

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The Presidential candidate of the ruling All progressive congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has offered an insight as to why Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo was left out of the 422-member campaign council.

Chief Spokesperson of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign council, Mr Festus Keyamo in a statement yesterday faulted the stories making the rounds that something must be amiss within the family of the APC over the decision.

He explained that the decision was at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari who ordered that the entire functionaries of government, including Osinbajo, should not abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.

It noted: ” For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr President has specifically directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government.

“As a responsible Party and Government, all the key functionaries of government cannot abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.

“The APC has the mandate of the Nigerian people to administer the country on their behalf at least till May 29, 2023, and this we intend to do with all sense of responsibility.

“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs.”