APC dissolves presidential campaign council ahead of Tinubu’s inauguration

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), which was established in September of last year.

The Council was chaired by the Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, with James Faleke serving as the Secretary.

The announcement of the dissolution was made via a statement jointly signed by Lalong and Faleke and released on Sunday, April 23.

According to the statement, the APC expressed its gratitude to all Council members, leaders, and supporters for their efforts towards securing “a resounding victory for the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”.

The statement also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and leadership throughout the campaign.

The APC acknowledged the campaign council’s unprecedented, relentless, and engaging mobilization of party members nationwide and in the Diaspora towards securing the majority popular votes for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential ticket.

“The journey has been a worthy one with our hard-won victory. The credit goes to all our members particularly, the leaders and members of the various campaign directorates,” the statement said.

“However, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of the campaign and its stakeholders for us to dissolve our council with immediate effect. This has become necessary to retune us towards the May 29, 2023, inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.

“The process of transitioning into a new era of a Renewed Hope is underway and all our energies and activities must reflect the principles underlying this process.”

The party expressed hopes that all members will continue to stay involved in Nigeria’s political process and advocate for issues they believe in.



    The dissolution of the PCC comes as the APC prepares for the inauguration of Tinubu’s administration on May 29.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

    According to INEC, Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar had 6,984,520, while the Labour Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, polled 6,101,533.

    The PDP and LP candidates have rejected the result. Both parties have approached the tribunal with separate petitions to challenge Tinubu’s victory.

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