ABUJA NIGERIA – President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday announced that he has surrendered campaign activities to the national leader of the party, and Campaign Council co-chairman, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, while he concentrates on governance. The president stated this whilst inaugurating the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja.
The President who is also Chairman of the Campaign Council, has expressed appreciation to the party members for the privilege of being unanimously nominated to run as its candidate, unopposed, for a second term of office as the President of the country.
“To my mind, the division of responsibility is clear enough. The Leadership that has formulated the campaign policy will supervise its execution & the Director-General will have overall responsibility for all aspects of elections campaign, including field operations.
While the council Secretary will be responsible for all administrative and treasury-related activities of the council.
“Even though we have only 40 days left, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country. But I must also add that, though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer”.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and is going to be on 24-hour vigil.
“That is to say, the operational buck of this campaign stops at his table, and I therefore urge all of us in the leadership of this campaign, party, in the field operations, on the campaign trail and in the secretariat to consult with Asiwaju whenever guidance is needed.”