Buhari To Decide APC Campaign Flag-Off – Keyamo

The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, says there are certain factors being taken into consideration before the flag-off of the party’s campaign.

Buhari To Decide APC Campaign Flag-Off - Keyamo

He said this while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday after a meeting of the campaign council, the party’s national working committee (NWC), and the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), he said one of the things also in consideration is the presidential “diary”.

The meeting, which was held at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, started a few minutes after 11a.m and ended at 2:15 pm.

It had in attendance Tinubu, campaign Director-General and governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Governors at the meeting were Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Umara Zulum (Borno), David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Mai Mala Buni (Yobe).

Keyamo said, “Part of the structure of our campaign involves a presidential diary. Our campaign is not like those who have done kick and start with their small vehicles,” he said.

“Our campaign is like maneuvering a 50-tonne trailer into the highway and once we hit the road, we hit the road.

“So, that is what we are doing, The president is the chairman of the campaign council. We will take his diary into consideration in picking and choosing the day.

“But we have virtually agreed that we are going to hit the streets very soon. We have agreed on the region we are going to begin from and on all other basic issues.”

He added that the party has also approved the manifesto of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the party.

“What we did today was to review the draft of our manifesto. Our candidate is not a candidate that operates on his own. He tries to carry everybody along,” he said.

“So, he presented the draft of the manifesto to all the stakeholders. We looked at it and almost all the stakeholders gave the draft a 90 percent pass mark.

“We are not going to take the thunder away from our candidate. He is going to present it before Nigerians on a particular day, at a particular occasion.

“After that, a small committee has been set up to reduce the document to highlights — major highlights.

“We want to sell the manifesto to even market women, to the street traders in the most simple language. We don’t want to present a very complicated document they cannot understand in simple terms.”

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