APC Gives Reason For Absence Of Yemi Osinbajo’s Name From Presidential Campaign Council List


The Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has explained the reason for the absence of the name of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo from the list of party members saddled with the responsibility of campaigning for the victory of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.

In a press release dated September 24, 2022, signed by the Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson of the Council, Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Council stated that the absence of Osinbajo from the list was to allow him to concentrate on governance since the president, Muhammadu Buhari would be busy with the campaigns.

The press release reads:

“Our attention has been drawn to some stories making the rounds that there may be something amiss within the family of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the name of our own revered and respected Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, is not included in the list of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.

“Nothing can be farther from the facts. 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.”


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