The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC) has disclosed the reasons Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some other stakeholders in the party are not involved in the campaign of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Since the party flagged off its presidential campaign in Jos on November 15, 2022, some members of the party, including the vice president have not been seen campaigning for their party’s candidate.
Osinbajo, who has been seen attending other social activities, including the recently held centenary celebration of the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, had been silent on Tinubu’s campaign since he lost the the party’s primary election.
Also on social media where the vice president has a strong base and posts all his major activities, he has never posted any material to show his support for Tinubu’s candidacy.
Similarly, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has also been absent from the campaign train of the party’s flagbearer.
Speaking on the development on Friday, the APC PCC spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, said, the Osinbajo was acting on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to concentrate on governance.
He said: “Rotimi Amaechi (former Minister of Transportation) was there in Adamawa State and Jos recently; he has been going to the rallies but he has picked the ones he wants to attend.
“For the vice president, it was a directive for him to face governance, and you can see Mr President has been going round campaigning. Also, Ngige is not campaigning against our party, he just said he will remain neutral for his own reasons and that is just one minister out of 43.
“We have an absolutely strong coalition in the APC unlike the PDP that has virtually collapsed.”