By Egena Sunday Ode
The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, on Thursday named the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong as the Director General of Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Adamu made the announcement at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja while briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC boss also announced the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo as the spokesman of the campaign council.
According to Adamu, the meeting at the Presidential Villa was to intimate the President as well as sought for his approval on the party’s plans regarding the campaign council organisation.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the APC chairman explained that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the party would not affect its performance in the 2023 election.
He said that Tinubu and Shetimma have a track record of achievements and excellence, stressing that what the country needed at the moment was the right leadership with people who have the competence.
Speaking further, he said that it would be an act of sabotage for any member of the party to play up the issue of religion instead of supporting the party to ensure victory in the 2023 election, even as he strongly warned that there will be consequences for anyone who attempt to ply such route.
“We in the APC are talking to our members in relation to the issue of religion in the choice of candidates, saying that anything short of support for the candidates would be sabotage”, Adamu said.
Speaking on his appointment as the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign, Lalong said he would be able to discharge his duties considering his leadership positions as the Governor of Plateau state as well as Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum.
Also speaking on the Muslim Muslim ticket, Shettima explained that himself and Tinubu have track record of achievements and excellence.
“Let us discuss issues, how to propel the nation to greatness is what we should discuss”, Shettima added.