The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has declared that the early campaigns of the Labour Party does not automatically guarantee victory for the party in the 2023 polls.
This is as he boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will overtake the LP when the ruling party commences its rallies and mobilisation nationwide.
Naija News reports Umahi, who is the South-East Chairman for the APC presidential campaign council made the submission on Monday during a guest appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.
He stated this when he was asked about the seeming delay in the commencement of the APC presidential campaigns while the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have rolled out some programmes including rallies in major cities.
Defending the delay from APC, Umahi said it is nothing to worry about and there is still enough time to run credible campaigns.
He said: “We have many months to elections and we have many months to campaign. The first to start does not translate to the first to finish. So, the APC is a bank and they are coming up with programmes. It will soon happen.”
He added that the APC holds the edge over other parties in terms of “mass mobilisation, in terms of acceptability”.
2023: APC Campaign Council Fixes Date To Hold Inaugural Meeting
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has fixed a date for its inaugural meeting.
Naija News gathered that the inaugural meeting would take place on Tuesday, October 4 at the PPC Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
A source told This Day that the meeting would involve all Directors and PCC leaders in all the states of the Federation.
Recall that the ruling party had on September 28 scheduled a peace walk and prayers to officially kick off campaigns for the 2023 presidential election, but was suspended indefinitely.
Thereafter, the ruling party released the list of the 422-member campaign council, which caused a disagreement between members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.