2023: Disquiet as APC Presidential Aspirants Boycott Tinubu’s ‘Strategic’ Meeting

Crises may have hit the presidential candidacy of former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as the former presidential aspirants who were scheduled to meet with the APC standard bearer in Abuja on Wednesday boycotted the meeting.

It was widely reported that the now aborted meeting was called to galvanise support of all the presidential aspirants of the APC to plan the campaign strategy of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to a statement earlier issued on the scheduled meeting, one of the former aspirants, Dr. Nicholas Felix told journalists that the meeting scheduled to hold by 2pm at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja was going to “brainstorm on adopting winning campaign strategies to support our standard-bearer, Bola Tinubu, and seek to carry every Nigerian along in our bid to coast home to victory in the 2023 general elections.”

However, despite the fact that the hotel space was already paid for and all preparations meticulously concluded, the expected former presidential boycotted the event without any known reason.

The boycott subsequently led to a formal statement calling off the meeting. According to the new statement credited to Dr, Nicholas Felix, the meeting was postponed to another yet to be determined date.

It read in part; “Please be informed that the strategic meeting of 2023 Presidential Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, scheduled to hold on Wednesday the 31st of August has been postponed.”

The Tinubu/Shetitima campaign organisation has, however, remained moot on the aborted “strategy” meeting. Feelers from the APC has revealed that the former aspirants may not have recovered from the shock of the outcome of the APC presidential primary election.





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