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2023: ‘Crisis Rocks APC Presidential Campaign Council List’

 

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The composition of the All Progressives Congress‘ presidential national campaign council list has led to a crisis in the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Naija News learnt that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party is not pleased with the role allotted to them in the council.

According to a source that spoke with Daily Sun, major directorate positions in the council are led by loyalists of the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu.

This is coming after Tinubu submitted the presidential campaign council list to the leadership of the party this week.

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The source disclosed that the meeting of the three-man committee of the party with the DG of the council, comprising the National Legal Adviser, the National Organising Secretary and Deputy Women Leader ended in deadlock after realising that the council was populated by Tinubu’s camp.

It was stated that the names of the proposed national officers were given “just inconsequential membership positions” in the council.

The source further stated that the NWC of the party had requested the specific directorate.

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According to the source, the camp of the presidential candidate despite the request insisted on taking charge of the directorate and presenting mere positions to the party’s leadership.

The source noted that the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu had requested the inclusion of the following persons into the council.

The source said, “They are the two Deputy National Chairmen (North and South), National Secretary, National Organizing Secretary, Deputy National Organising Secretary, National Publicity Secretary, National Woman Leader, National Youth Leader, and the National Leader on People with Disabilities.”

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The source said the NWC were, however, surprised when they went for the meeting and discovered the list was dominated by Tinubu’s camp.

Meanwhile, the three-man harmonisation committee of the party is expected to meet the DG of the council again on Monday.