Why Aggrieved APC Govs May Snub Tinubu’s Campaign-Sources

By Bukola Kayode

Aggrieved governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may work against their party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, in their respective states.

Specifically, these governors are angry over the refusal of the Tinubu presidential campaign team to stick the nominations sent by them.

he campaign council chaired by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has Tinubu and the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, as co-deputy chairmen.

Also on the PCC are APC governors, ministers, lawmakers, ambassadors as well as serving and past public office holders.

Zonal and state coordinators, advisers, campaign patrons, directors, deputy directors and secretaries of directorates were also named.

The sub-committees include media and publicity; support group coordination; national youth mobilisation; parliamentarian; trade and economic; agriculturists/commodities; campaign planning; civil societies; Diaspora directorate; election planning and monitoring; finance; fund raising; and humanitarian/social.

Others are ICT/data management; intelligence and security; labour; logistics and support service; medicals; policy research and strategy; protocol and events, and others.

But the aggrieved governors according to a PREMIUM TIMES reports have registered their disappointment with Progressive Governors Forum chairman and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu; the APC chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and the Director-General of the PGF secretariat.

The newspaper quotes anonymous officials of APC as saying Cross River Governor has Ben Ayade has he will be part of the presidential campaign, while the governor of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, has complained that only one out of the five names he sent made it into the list. Worst still, Rotimi Akeredelu of Ondo State, who was appointed the South-west campaign coordinator, is also not happy that his nominees didn’t make the list.

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