BCO Backs Tinubu As Co-Chairman Of APC Presidential Campaign Council
Abuja – The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) on Monday threw its weight behind the choice of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as co-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council.
The BCO noted that Tinubu, who is a national leader of APC, will not disappoint the party and its standard bearer, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the electioneering process for the 2019 polls, judging by his tenacity and political structure.
The President’s support group made its position following media report of alleged rising discontent within the APC over the composition of its presidential campaign council inaugurated yesterday by President Buhari.
According to the said report, state governors and some prominent members of the party are allegedly not happy with the composition of the council because it is populated mainly by people believed to be loyal to Tinubu.
But in a statement by its Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, the BCO allayed such concern, noting that if there is anything like that within the party, it shouldn’t be a source of worry.
The group said there couldn’t have been a better choice for a head of the APC presidential campaign council for the forthcoming elections than Tinubu at a time the party is going into the general elections within a short period after undergoing a healing process spearheaded by Tinubu himself.
BCO said: “If there is party supremacy whereby directives of party leaders are being enforced today, it was the ‘Jagaban’ who sustained it. By employing both partisan and non-partisan social forces, Tinubu was able to give validity and currency to party supremacy.
“In President Buhari’s thinking when he designated him to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence-building efforts in the APC last year, only a person of Tinubu’s political stand can settle all the intra-party feuds in the APC the way he provided the critical supplement for APC’s victory in 2015. And in earnest, the appointment of the former Lagos State governor to lead the APC reconciliation committee paid off.
“We believe that he will repeat this same feat of keeping the party as one and how he led the party to win the 2015 polls by leading the APC to a resounding victory in the forthcoming elections in his capacity as co-chairman of the party’s campaign train.
“Those who seem to be worried, going by reports, should relax their mind and give Tinubu the support he needs to actualise the party’s dream of emerging victorious in the 2019 polls.”
The BCO further disclosed that it is mobilising over a hundred of other support groups within the APC to give the Buhari and Tinubu-led presidential campaign council the support they need to garner votes for the 2019 polls.
The group said: “Already, the BCO is mobilising more that 100 support groups within the APC to assist the Buhari/Tinubu-led presidential campaign council execute a successful electioneering process. We believe that Tinubu has remained a rallying point in the APC and Nigerian politics.
“As one of the major architects of the merger which gave birth to the APC, he has proven that he has what it takes to stitch the torn parts of the governing party. With a unique and pungent modus operandi in politics, he commands respect in the party, which will turn out to be a big plus for the party in the forthcoming elections.”
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