The Director-General, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said that the indefinite suspension of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) is to adjust the list ahead of campaign kick-off.
Lalong said that there was a need for more time to expand the list so as to accommodate more stakeholders into the council as well as increase its reach across the country.
The Plateau governor due to the time required to put together another list, the time-table of events including the inauguration of the council will be announced soon.
As gathered, the postponement came after some members of the party including state governors and the National Working Committee (NWC) faulted the list after a council chairman from Lagos, Kolade Alabi, was made chairman of a committee with incumbent and former governors as well as serving lawmakers as members.
Through a statement released on Tuesday, the director-general assured the members that all they were doing was to ensure the party goes to campaign with a formidable house.
According to the statement, “Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to officially kick-off our campaigns for the 2023 Presidential Elections. We had also announced that the members of the Campaign Council report at the Campaign Headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointment.
“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the time-table of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence. Consequently, the activities earlier announced for the 28th of September will no longer hold
“As the ruling and most attractive party in Nigeria, we understand the sacrifices and understanding of our teeming members who are more than willing to volunteer themselves for this great task ahead. It also shows the enormous love that the party members have for our candidates”.