The Spokesman of the Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Festus Keyamo, said the APC is not under pressure and but doing due diligence in carrying all stakeholders along, adding that the party has “enough time to compose the team before the campaigns start on September 28.”
He described Governor Bello’s appointment as “one of the most important and apposite appointments by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is strategically correct and politically calculative. Yahaya Bello is the youngest governor today in Nigeria. So, this is a square peg in a square hole.”
He added that Bello commands a large following among APC youths and his appointment “further unites our house as he was one of the formidable aspirants that ran against Asiwaju Tinubu during our primaries.”
On pressure over the full composition of the campaign council, Keyamo said: “We are not under any pressure. Our actions and activities are not dictated or prompted by the actions and activities of the PDP that is collapsing day and night. Our actions are dictated purely by our schedule of activities and ability to carry all stakeholders along. We will let everybody know about our campaign council in due time. We still have enough time to do that before the campaigns start.”
In like manner, a member of the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee, NWC, who did not want his name in print, said there is no cause for alarm.
“It is better to be late than to rush the entire process and make existential errors. In any case, we are not behind any timetable. Even after the lifting of the ban on campaigns, we can still unveil the full complement of our campaign council. There is no law that says we must unveil everything before the lifting of the ban. Besides, we already have a council in place. What remains is just to populate the directorates with relevant hands,” he said.