Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo has disclosed why the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, were not included in the list of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress.
Premium Politics reported on Saturday that Osinbajo, Mustapha, among others were excluded from the Campaign Council list of the APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to Keyamo who is also the Minister of State, Labour and Employment via press statement, Osinbajo and Mustapha were excluded on the orders of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
He stated that Buhari directed the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council to exclude them so that they could focus on governance.
The Statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to some stories making the rounds that there may be something amiss within the family of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the name of our own revered and respected Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, is not included in the list of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
“Nothing can be farther from the facts. For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari , GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr. President has SPECIFICALLY directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government.
“As a responsible Party and Government, all the key functionaries of government cannot abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.
“The APC has the mandate of the Nigerian people to administer the country on their behalf at least till May, 29, 2023, and this we intend to do with all sense of responsibility.
“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs.
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