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Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Trinitycian: 7:06am On Sep 28, 2022
How Tinubu Threw APC Presidential Campaign Council Into Crisis

•Sets stage when he overruled governors

•Removes president, stakeholders’ nominees

•Displeased Lalong threatens to resign


There are strong indications that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, might have sown the seed of the new crisis in his Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) by deliberate machination, after he allegedly overrode President Muhammadu Buhari, his party leadership and the progressive governors, in the composition of the council.

THISDAY gathered that the council, though a tripartite institution, structured around the presidential candidate, the party and the president, was originally designed to be driven by the governors, since they were expected to lead the campaigns in their respective states.

Thus, according to sources, Tinubu, the party and the progressive governors, had perfected the composition of an inclusive campaign council, before it was agreed amongst them that the list should be taken to the president for his input (if there’s any) as a mark of respect, an idea Buhari was said to have not only welcomed, but also did as expected of him by making a few inputs.

Unfortunately, a few days after the president had made his input, Tinubu, without recourse to any of the other parties, including Buhari, single-handedly reviewed the list, particularly, tampering with some critical areas that the president and the governors, had indicated interests and agreed with him.

For example, when the list was allegedly taken to Buhari, aside signing off on it, he was said to have indicated interest in Mrs. Margaret Okadigbo, wife of a former Senate President, whom he wanted as the regional coordinator for the South East, apparently deferring to his late friend and former running mate, Senator Chuba Okadigbo, while at the same time, factoring the interest of the South East into the council.

But Tinubu, although had earlier consented to the council’s composition before it was taken to the president, yanked off Mrs. Okadigbo’s name and in her place, put the sole female presidential aspirant of the party, Uju Ken Ohanenye, who stood down for him at the presidential primary in Abuja.

This, expectedly, raised concerns amongst other stakeholders.

Again, in the South West, the governors were said to have considered the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as the PCC coordinator for the zone, but Tinubu opposed his choice and in his place, would rather the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

However, sensing what was playing out, sources, said Fayemi had immediately stepped in, saying since Akeredolu was the Chairman of the South West APC governors, he was a better choice and quietly acceded to the choice of the presidential aspirant without making a fuss of it.

But there was a particular one that eventually undid the campaign council and it was the choice of Hon. James Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, from Ikeja in Lagos State, as Secretary of the campaign council.

The position of secretary of the council, sources told THISDAY, was reserved for the North Central, as part of moves to pacify the minority north. But because the Director-General of the PCC, Governor Simon Lalong, was from Plateau State, it was agreed that the secretary should be taken to Benue State, being a critical state in the middle belt.

Besides, with the controversy so far generated by the Muslim-Muslim preference of the presidential candidate, stakeholders believed picking a Christian from Benue State, would go a long way to quell the staggering opposition to the same faith ticket of the party.

Consequently, one of the governors from the North Central states, was allegedly detailed to reach out to a former governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, to send in two names and their Curriculum Vitae, for Tinubu’s consideration for the position, which he allegedly did.

But Tinubu, again, allegedly turned down the two names from Benue and claimed since Kogi was part of North Central, he would rather Faleke, a man representing Lagos State in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, and without seeking the consent of other stakeholders, listed him as the secretary of the PCC.

These developments, THISDAY gathered, had angered Lalong, to the extent that he threatened to quit as DG of the PCC, but for the interventions of some people in the party, including a former deputy governor of Nasarawa State and other stakeholders, who appealed to him, not to throw the party into crisis by making such move at this time.

Added to these, Tinubu has been accused variously by members of allegedly appointing a handful of persons, either as directors or assistant directors to different places in the council, without consulting other stakeholders, a move many believed was intentional to create some form of control at the campaign secretariat, especially, with Faleke’s choice as the secretary.

While the president has refused to speak on the matter, other stakeholders, were said to have resolved to allow Tinubu make and take his decisions as the presidential candidate, since the input of the others did not matter to him or the cause they collectively sought.

Besides, a lot of the big names that were absent in the council to the shock of many people, THISDAY was reliably informed, was deliberate as those people claimed they would be unable to defend a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Even more disturbing for the prospect of the campaign is that a majority of northern governors seem inconsolable over the way and manner Tinubu had managed things since he emerged the candidate, especially, with the allegations that a former chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and Faleke, were being used to project a southern agenda, undermine Lalong, and by extension, the governors as a body.

There have also been reports of how Faleke, has been allegedly running the secretariat like a mafia, carrying out actions and giving instructions without formal communication with the governors and on some occasions, declined or refused to answer the governors’ calls.

For instance, while the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, is the chairman of progressive governors, Faleke allegedly jettisoned the list he submitted on behalf of the governors, and Tinubu, that the governors didn’t forward the list to him.

Things got to a head, when a few days to the proposed launch of the campaign and the governors had not been properly notified apart from the announcement flying around on different media platforms, particularly, with regards to the much-publicised “Prayer Walk”.

It was these unsavoury situations that were believed to have informed the cancellation of the campaign launch, even though a majority of the APC members believed the move was rather face-saving.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2022/09/28/how-tinubu-threw-apc-presidential-campaign-council-into-crisis

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Acidosis(m): 7:09am On Sep 28, 2022
Every group or persons against the growth of this country and the collective prosperity of citizens will not know peace.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Nobody: 7:10am On Sep 28, 2022
Their only hope

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by WibusJaga: 7:10am On Sep 28, 2022
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More confusion in the camp of the evil bat...

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by dumahi(m): 7:10am On Sep 28, 2022
Lashort also? Haha!

These developments, THISDAY gathered, had angered Lalong, to the extent that he threatened to quit as DG of the PCC, but for the interventions of some people in the party, including a former deputy governor of Nasarawa State and other stakeholders, who appealed to him, not to throw the party into crisis by making such move at this time.

Aisha Yesufu once tweeted:

"Party loyalty is the biggest slavery. It's worse than an abusive marriage".

When will politicians learn that party loyalty is very far from what Nigerians need at this very point in time? Nigerians need a true positive change and your loyalty to your party is not important in this.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Timatayo1: 7:10am On Sep 28, 2022
Good development

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Nobody: 7:11am On Sep 28, 2022
wicked set of people with nothing to show except hardship.. APC never again

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Anigreat: 7:11am On Sep 28, 2022
shocked




Urchins will now blamed Peter Obi for this. Just wait and see now. If they don't include Obi in their woes and misery their day is not complete. Like I have seen foolish people but not of this level , there level of fóolishness is extra pro pro max.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Benki003(m): 7:14am On Sep 28, 2022
Make en commot go meet em brother for PDP

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by meolaniyi(m): 7:16am On Sep 28, 2022
APC is dead.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Laggafin: 7:17am On Sep 28, 2022
Ghen Ghen

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by frank14011991(m): 7:18am On Sep 28, 2022
From buhari ordering for keyamo to be sacked to lalong now.keep the propaganda coming, that is a sign of victory..

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by urbobo20(m): 7:23am On Sep 28, 2022
The media will not kill Nigeria

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Foreseer: 7:24am On Sep 28, 2022
More confusion

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by KanwuliaExtra: 7:25am On Sep 28, 2022
TINUBU THE UNIFAYA!!!!! grin

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Okoroawusa: 7:25am On Sep 28, 2022
Abeg make una rest. Right before APC primary, you people have been looking for non-existent crisis in APC yet una never see am and una no go see am.

We will always keep you guessing our next move.

Yeye dey smell....

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Farejudge: 7:34am On Sep 28, 2022
Let's see
Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Mrfixitt(m): 7:35am On Sep 28, 2022
This is just the beginning. Apc will implode soon

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by bennybuhari: 7:36am On Sep 28, 2022
Let him resign. Ewu

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by toneroforever(m): 7:43am On Sep 28, 2022
Destined to fail. Affliction shall not arise a second time

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by SmellyNyash: 7:43am On Sep 28, 2022
Finally, our prayers are working
Praise the Lord!!!

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by 9jahotblog: 7:50am On Sep 28, 2022
Tinubu tun ma lule piii Lekan siii. February 25th, 2023 presidential election is the date. Atiku/Okowa everywhere you go.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Moh247: 7:56am On Sep 28, 2022
cool



Some politically irrelevant people forming Cabal in Abuja.....

Lalong is the Campaign DG and his actions are final... If Buhari the chairman Campaign Council wants any changes he has direct contact with the DG and cabals have no say



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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by bonechamberlain(m): 7:57am On Sep 28, 2022
Tinubu, always working with cabals, the man would act like Buhari when it comes to appointment. He can hardly work with people who are not in his kitchen cabinet. Is this how he would go ern Nigeria effectively.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by ChangetheChange: 8:04am On Sep 28, 2022
grin grin grin

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Ginaz(f): 8:11am On Sep 28, 2022
the new assignment given to urchins on social media is to give more 'likes' to post relating to tinubu.

ordinary "awesome" got 100 likes. grin

tinubu is the exact example of fraud and lies, his government would be marked by disarray, lies, propaganda, and all lot's of evil activities.

vote wisly so you won't be given assignments in your whatsapp group to like "posts". grin

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Efuaye(m): 8:19am On Sep 28, 2022
The counsel of Ahitophel will turn to foolishness.

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by ValCon888: 8:37am On Sep 28, 2022
I don't support a Tinubu presidency but he has a right to field whoever he wants for his PCC.

Afterall, he's the one running for president. If he fails this way, then he fails on his own terms

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by christejames(m): 8:40am On Sep 28, 2022
If he says he wants to resign let him resign na undecided





ObiDatti to the rescue

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by FreeStuffsNG: 8:41am On Sep 28, 2022
If he resigns, someone else will take it. The campaign list can be a booby trap if you have gotten the likes of Lawal and Dogara on board so Asiwaju should not concede "critical areas" totally. They should all work together joor.
check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Redstubpen: 8:42am On Sep 28, 2022
wink
Re: Tinubu Throws Campaign Council Into Crisis; Lalong Threatens To Resign - THISDAY by Verifiedtrader(m): 9:39am On Sep 28, 2022
Ah just dey imagine how that guy go chop the country if he win.
Smh

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