APC Crisis: ‘Differences Surrounding Campaign Council List Not Yet Sorted, PCC Inauguration On Hold’
The possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) inaugurating its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and kick-starting campaign next week has been ruled out because some issues with the PCC list is yet to be resolved.
Naija News reports that with the return of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, from the United Kingdom, speculations had emerged that the two functions will be conducted nextweek.
But a member of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) told Daily Sun that it was a remote possibility for the party’s campaign to formally kick off next week.
He stated that the party’s leadership and the PCC have been unable to sort out grey areas concerning the controversial campaign council list.
The source said: “Yes, unofficially, the campaign has started, but we all know that the differences surrounding the campaign council list have not been sorted out. That is the reason the PCC Director-General, Governor Simon Lalong, confirmed during the meeting on Wednesday that he ordered the suspension of further activities concerning the list to enable them consult further.
“The party’s leadership is still waiting for their response as our national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, reminded them that the leadership must take charge of the activities. The inauguration of the PCC and the kick-off of the campaign is not something we should do in a hurry as the ruling party.
“Again, the PCC leadership has not intimated the party’s leadership the outcome of their consultation concerning the list they suspended. So, what may be practically impossible for now is the possibility of any of the two activities taking place next week. However, we will watch and see how events unfold this coming weekend.”
The member of the party’s leadership also added that no date has been proposed for the much-awaited National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
“I don’t understand this concerns about holding NEC meeting because the party is functioning very well even without NEC meeting. Let me also dispel the speculations that the future of our national chairman depends on the NEC meeting. There is no iota of truth in that. NEC meeting is not too important now,” the source argued.