Confusion as Campaign Council, LOC differs over APC Presidential Rally in Kwara

There were confusion in the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kwara State on Monday as argument erupts over the postponement of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu/ Shetima APC presidential campaign rally slated for tomorrow in Ilorin.

A  special adviser on strategy to the state governor, on behalf of the local organising committee, had in a statement made a available to newsmen on Monday afternoon in Ilorin said the rally had been postponed because it clashed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Mauritania.

Mr Salahu said the president has indicated interest to lead the rally in Kwara State, hence the decision to postpone the event.

According to the statement “We regret to announce the postponement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu/ Shetima APC presidential campaign rally  scheduled to hold in Ilorin tomorrow Tuesday 17Th January , 2023.

“This is in order to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the campaign.

“The President is scheduled for an International engagement outside the country this week , beginning from tomorrow but insists he would like to personally lead the APC Presidential rally in Kwara State.

“We deeply regret any inconveniences the postponement might have caused our guests and all APC stakeholders,” it stated.

However another statement from the secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council Hon. James Faleke revealed the rally will hold as scheduled.

“I hereby confirm that the Kwara Rally slated for 17/1/23 will hold as scheduled. Please be advised accordingly,” the statement reads.

President Muhammadu Buhari was scheduled to appear at the rally in Kwara State on Tuesday, however, he will be in the Mauritanian capital for an award ceremony.

In the reviewed timetable issued by the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Mr Buhari is to attend presidential campaign rallies in 10 states. He has already attended rallies in Adamawa and Yobe States.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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