With the general election barely eight weeks away, Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress has received a massive boost in its camp as it confirmed on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the party’s presidential campaign in at least ten states of the federation.
In a statement Friday morning, the party’s campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, said Buhari would be available to wave the broom and mobilise voters starting from Adamawa on 9 January, Yobe on 10 January, Sokoto on 16 January, Kwara on 17 January and Ogun on 25 January.
Keyamo noted that the president would also be physically present at the rallies in Cross River on 30 January, Nasarawa on 4 February, Katsina on 6 February and Imo on 14 February.
“Buhari will also participate in the grand finale of the APC presidential campaign in Lagos on February 18 ahead of the election on 25 February, the campaign,” spokesperson said.
The President had, on 15 November 2022, attended the flag-off of the APC presidential campaign in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The president had, however, been absent from subsequent rallies due to presidential duties he had to attend to.
Buhari’s decision to rejoin the campaign has since sent wild excitement in the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), with Keyamo describing the development as the president’s demonstration of his commitment to the election of Tinubu.
“The PCC expresses its profound gratitude to President Buhari, the leader of our great Party, for his sterling and inspirational leadership at this time and for galvanising our teeming members and supporters across the country,” Mr Keyamo said.
“We urge our party faithful and supporters to turn out en masse, as usual, in the forthcoming campaign rallies. The zero hour is nigh; our spirits must be high; we must not relent in this collective march to our victory that is divinely ordained.”