The All Progressives Congress has taken its presidential campaign rally to Abuja. The rally which is taking place at the Eagles Square has the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha in attendance.
Others in attendance were the APC Women Leader, (Hajia) Salamatu Umar-Eluma and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, among others.
The National leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, were, however, absent. With just three days to the elections, political parties have intensified campaigns even as they are expected to end by at least 24 hours to the dee-day.
In a related development, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said he has no plans to leave the party for any other as being insinuated by some and that he remains gidigba (solid) in the governing party.
A video where Mr Tinubu, at the APC Presidential Campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was seen throwing the party’s flag to National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole to give to the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Dapo Abiodun, is in circulation, with some people interpreting it to mean he was throwing away the party’s flag.
In a statement on Tuesday night by his Special Adviser, Media, Tunde Rahman, the APC leader denied throwing away the party’s flag as being insinuated by PDP.
“If you want to fault Asiwaju for anything in this matter, your critique can only be limited to the accuracy of his toss. Any attempt to enlarge the episode beyond this is fiction and mischief writ large,” he clarified in the statement.
Agreeing that an incident did actually occur at the Ogun State APC rally, he said it was not the one PDP concocted.
“The true incident that should be reported and condemned is that people who furtively oppose the party and the president tried to infiltrate and disrupt this rally. The attack by these operatives was disrespectful of the office of the president and could have potentially harmed the person of the president,” he said.
The statement reads in full: “With but a few precious days until the election and with its chance of victory running out even faster than the time, the Peoples Democratic Party now grasps at the most nonsensical and desperate tactics to salvage its falling enterprise. However, a drowning man cannot toss himself a lifeline.