Osinbajo To Attend Tinubu’s APC Presidential Rally For The First Time
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will make his first appearance at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign train of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu this week.
The Secretary of the APC Campaign Council, James Abiodun Faleke, confirmed the development in a terse statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
The party chieftain disclosed this while reacting to reports that the APC has postponed its presidential campaign rally scheduled to hold in Kwara State on Tuesday, January 17.
A report had emerged earlier that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu/ Shetima presidential campaign rally slated to hold in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Tuesday was postponed.
In a statement on behalf of the campaign’s local organising committee, Saadu Salahu said the postponement was to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the campaign.
Naija News had reported earlier that Buhari departed the shores of Nigeria on Monday for Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to receive a peace award.
According to a statement on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the award will be conferred on Tuesday, 17th January.
Due to the development, it was said that Buhari will miss the APC rally in Kwara.
Reports, however, emerging on Tuesday morning, refuted the claims, stating that the planned presidential rally in Ilorin will hold as scheduled.
Because of President Buhari’s presence outside the country, Osinbajo, according to the APC team, will stand in for his principal at the Tinubu-Shettima presidential rally in Ilorin.
“I hereby confirm that the APC Presidential Campaign rally slated for 17/1/23 will hold as scheduled. Please be advised accordingly,” Faleke noted.
“President Buhari asked Osinbajo to represent him as he would not be available”, a top source at the Aso Rock Villa confirmed to PM Nigeria News.