The Tinubu Campaign Organisation has slammed some of the aggrieved presidential aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for shunning a strategic meeting in Abuja.
Truetells Nigeria recalls that the defeated presidential aspirants were expected to meet last week Wednesday in Abuja to brainstorm and adopt winning strategies to support the party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.
The meeting was also aimed at addressing a number of factors such as reconciling aggrieved members, challenges bedevilling the country and inclusive politics.
But the meeting was postponed a few hours before its commencement due to the non-commitment of aspirants who has indicated that they would be available.
In a statement on Saturday, the spokesman for Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga, advised the aggrieved presidential aspirants to emulate former co-aspirants, Tein Jack-Rich and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Onanuga noted that both politicians showed exemplary leadership by donating their campaign offices in favour of Tinubu to aid his campaign without being prompted.
He said, “For instance, this was the office of Jackrich, one of the presidential aspirants, who donated his 27 state offices for the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council.
“Governor Yahaya Bello also gave his office in Wuse for the campaign. A lot of them have donated their offices in support of the presidential candidate.”
Among those who failed to attend the meeting were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
Others expected at the meeting were five serving governors, namely Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).