The Presidential Campaign Council of The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the health status of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is not responsible for the delay in the kick-off of its campaign.
Reacting to the rumours surrounding Tinubu’s health, a member of the council who does not want his name to appear in print told newsmen that Tinubu’s health status has nothing to do with the delay in the commencement of campaign.
He said, “We are planning to kick off because what is the essence of rolling out and suspending it like what the opposition party did because they are still dealing with an internal crisis? We want to dot all our i’s and cross all our t’s before starting.
“It is not right to claim that he has not been attending serious functions. He was there at the launch of the women campaign council at the State House this week. He will be attending a function in Kaduna early next week.
“Yes, the delay in the kick-off of the campaign ought not affect the release of the comprehensive list of campaign councils, but I am still optimistic it will be released this week.”
Speaking further, he said that the billions of naira the party raked in from the sale of nomination forms would also be used to support the presidential candidate.
“There have been a series of consultative meetings and I can tell you that Asiwaju met with the directorate of media and communication, the Director-General, and other leadership of the campaign council on Friday. So many administrative issues have been taken care of and we are close to hitting the street for campaign,” he assured.