The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has postponed the commencement of its campaign earlier slated for Wednesday.
The postponement follows the alleged ill-health of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the party who has been flown abroad for treatment.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Council, Bayo Onanuga in a statement on Monday said the council would commence the official campaign on Wednesday with a prayer session and peace walk in Abuja, in line with the 2023 timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
But in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the Director-General Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong announced the postponement saying it was to create room for the inclusion of more party chieftains into the council. Lalong did not say anything about Tinubu’s travel to the UK on alleged health grounds.
The statement is titled, “Adjustment of the timetable of activities earmarked to commence campaign by the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Part of the statement reads “Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to officially kick-off our campaigns for the 2023 presidential elections.
“We had also announced that the members of the Campaign Council report at the Campaign Headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointments.
“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the timetable of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence.
“Consequently, the activities earlier announced for the 28th of September will no longer hold
“As the ruling and most attractive party in Nigeria, we understand the sacrifices and understanding of our teeming members who are more than willing to volunteer themselves for this great task ahead. It also shows the enormous love that the party members have for our candidates.
“A new date and timetable of events will be announced soon.”