The Deputy Director General (Operations) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has explained the reason for the delay in the inauguration of the party’s campaign council.
Speaking on Channels Television Programme, ‘Politics Today,’ on Wednesday evening, Oshiomhole attributed the rescheduling of the event to the absence of President, Muhammadu Buhari and Director General of the campaign council, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who were both in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
“As far as I know, the campaign council has not been inaugurated because the chairman of the campaign council, President Muhammadu Buhari was not in the country.
“He was in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. The Director General of the campaign was also in New York for the same purpose and there is no way you want to inaugurate a campaign council in the absence of the president who is also the chairman of the campaign council.
“What do you expect of the council when the Director General who heads the operational wing of the campaign is also out of the country?” he said.
The former Edo State Governor also confirmed that he is not aware of the present location of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as he does not report to him directly.
“Well, I don’t report to him (Bola Tinubu) every day so I am not sure if he is around or not,” he stated.
On the possible date for the inauguration of the campaign council, Oshimhole said that consultations would be made to fix a new date.
“I am aware the president is back now. I am also aware that the DG is not yet back but will be back by the weekend and I expect that upon his return, there will be consultations looking at the president and DG’s schedule and once we have a clear date, that will be done,” he said.