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APC disowns list appointing Wike, Akpabio, others into governorship campaign councils



APC disowns list appointing Wike, Akpabio, others into governorship campaign councils
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned the list of the governorship campaign councils for the November 11 election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States.

Recall that in a statement posted on its platform X, formerly known as Twitter on Tuesday, the party’s organising secretary, Muhammad Argungu, listed the chairmen of the governorship campaign councils approved by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

In the list, the Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, was picked as the chairman of the campaign council in Bayelsa State.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, his Defence counterpart, Badaru Abubakar, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, were listed as the co-chairmen.

The Cross River state Governor, Bassey Otu, was appointed as chairman of the Imo Campaign Council with the trio of the Ebonyi state Governor, Francis Nwifuru; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, and Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, as co-chairmen.

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The Kogi campaign council is headed by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun while Babajide Sanwo-olu (Lagos), Umar Bago (Niger), and Uba Sani (Kaduna) are the co-chairmen.

However, in a statement issued a few hours later, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, said the party has not in place any campaign council in the three states.

He urged Nigerians to disregard the announcement.

The APC statement read: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to National Campaign Council Lists for the 11th November, 2023 Governorship Elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo States in circulation in sections of the media.

“The lists are not official documents of the party and should be disregarded.”

Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi State governorship elections will be held on November 11, 2023, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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