President Muhammadu Buhari has put the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in charge of his re-election campaigns.
Buhari made the disclosure on Monday during the inauguration of his presidential campaign council at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Tinubu is the co-chairman of the campaign council.
The President said: “Even though, we have only 40 days, 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, in the field operations on the campaign trail and in the secretariat to consult with Asiwaju whenever guidance is needed.”
According to Buhari, the Director-General of the campaign council, Rotimi Amaechi will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the campaign, including field operations; while the Secretary will be responsible for all administrative and financial activities of the council.
Amaechi is yet to react to audio clips in circulation in which he was purportedly caught criticizing President Buhari in a secret meeting.
Amaechi had purportedly said in the audio: “The President does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read?
“I was flying with him in the aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the President said, ‘what is my business with goat sellers’”?