…as Adamawa government asks for shift to January 18
President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the presidential campaign for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 10 states.
This was contained in a statement by the campaign spokesman and Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo on Friday.
According to Keyamo, the president’s physical presence shows his personal commitment to the cause of the APC and its presidential flag-bearer.
“In the latest Campaign Time Table released yesterday (5th January, 2023) the President is billed to join the Campaign Train in at least ten states. The states are Adamawa on the 9th of January; Yobe on the 10th of January; Sokoto on the 16th of January; Kwara on the 17th of January; Ogun on the 25th of January; Cross Rivers on the 30th of January; Nassarawa on the 4th of February; Katsina on the 6th of February; Imo on the 14th of February and the Grand Finale in Lagos on the 18th of February,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa State government has asked President Buhari to shift his visit for the APC campaign to January 18.
The state government in a letter written by the Secretary to the State Government, Bashiru Ahmad and addressed to the president’s chief of staff, said Ribadu Square – which it deems befitting for the occasion – was undergoing renovation works.
“It is with utmost joy that we always welcome the news of a visit by The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Adamawa State and always prepare to accord him a rousing welcome with the highest level of respect notwithstanding political party difference.
“Please note that, on this proposed visit that is scheduled for 9 January, 2023 and considering the purpose of the visit which is rally, the only befitting place (Ribadu Square) that is secured enough to host Mr. President, on occasions like this, and the surrounding infrastructural facilities are under extensive renovation. We therefore write to inform you that, much as we would want to provide a place befitting to receive Mr. President, we are constrained because we cannot guarantee the readiness of Ribadu Square before the due date of the flag-off. However, we are working round the clock and racing against time, along with the Contractors, to get the place fairly ready to receive the President on the 18 January, 2023 when the Presidential Campaign train of the APC berth in our State,” part of the letter read.