APC to expand campaign council membership after sabotage threat, postpones inauguration indefinitely

The inauguration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has been suspended indefinitely.

The ruling party announced the new development in a statement by the Director General of the council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, late Monday.

This is coming after Northern aggrieved governors on its platform threatened to sabotage the chances of the party to win the presidential election next year over the exclusion of their nominees from the 422-member list.

It is gathered that one of the reasons for suspension was to address the grievances of the governors who said it was not the first time the candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, will be sidelining them in the scheme of things.

“Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to officially kick-off our campaigns for the 2023 Presidential Elections,” the statement reads.

“We had also announced that the members of the Campaign Council report at the Campaign Headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointments.

“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the timetable of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence.

“Consequently, the activities earlier announced for the 28th of September will no longer hold.”