The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has reportedly rejected a nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari for the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
There are claims that President Buhari suggested Margaret Chuba Okadigbo as the Zonal Coordinator for the campaign council in the South East. Sources that spoke with Sahara Reporters disclosed that the former Governor of Lagos State rejected the nomination. Margaret is the widow of the late former Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo. One of the sources said, “His (Tinubu) South-East penetration is the lowest, he refused Buhari’s nomination of Okadigbo’s wife to handle his South-East campaign. “He felt she’s not capable enough despite being told by the President to pick her.”
Tinubu Appoints Faleke Against APC NEC Position
A source has revealed that Tinubu has appointed James Faleke as the Secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. According to the source, the decision to appoint Faleke is against the advice of the APC National Executive Council. The source said, “A serious crisis is rocking the party over Tinubu’s refusal to accept those nominated to him by party leaders to handle his campaign. “While he (Tinubu) wants to handpick key people to head the campaign council, party leaders especially the chairman and the presidency through the cabal want their loyalists to be in charge. “I won’t deceive you, Tinubu’s candidacy is currently receiving the cold shoulder. Imagine, he said he doesn’t trust the party chairman. Now he can’t constitute a presidential campaign committee because of such a high-level crisis.” Another source said Senators in Katsina, Gombe and Kebbi are dumping APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He further stated that his illness of Tinubu is becoming a major concern, adding that he is planning another medical trip abroad. The source said, “he made Faleke his PCC Secretary against the party’s advice that he should appoint one Tarka from Benue State.”
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