Ahead of Friday’s commencement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rallies, the President was, yesterday, stuck in a strategy meeting with his Presidential Campaign Council.
The absence of all 24 All Progressives Congress, APC, governors at the meeting, however, brought about the noise of disharmony within the party.
That claim was, however, debunked by several APC operatives, including the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Rochas Okorocha, chairman of APC Governors Forum, APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu and APC presidential campaign spokesman, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN.
Speaking at the meeting yesterday, President Buhari told those who came to carry on with the virtues of the party as he said there was no political onstacle that they cannot scale through.
He said, “You are the cream of the party, and I assure you that with unity of purpose and effective harmony and communication, there is no political opponent you cannot overcome,” he said before the meeting went into closed doors.
Oshiomhole also said the governors that did not show up, stayed back in their states to attend to governance issues.
He said: “Don’t forget that elections are not defined in Abuja, it will take place in the 36 states, and I am sure there are APC members who are campaigning for the House of Assembly, various federal House and Senate constituencies, governorship constituencies.
“So, it will not be helpful to bring them to Abuja. Here, it is about policies; it will be consummated and translated to practice across the 36 states, 774 local governments and awards.”