A previleged information has indicated that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has appointed a disgraced national chairman of the party and Edo North Senatorial Candidate, Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, as chairman of his Presidential Campaign Council.
Tinubu was also reported to have appointed the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, as the Director-General of his campaign.
Thisday Newspaper quoted Western Post, a publication believed to be owned by one of Tinubu’s men to have “hinted at the development, which is yet to be made official.”
The publication according to Thisday, noted that, the recent visit of Oshiomhole, el-Rufai and the governors of Zamfara and Plateau States, Bello Matawalle and Simon Lalong, to Tinubu, was not unconnected to the appointments.”
Rellying on their findings, the newspaper revealed that, “Tinubu, just like the case of his Muslim-Muslim preference for the presidential ticket, which has continued to create problems for the party, had since wanted Oshiomhole as campaign DG, but the idea was roundly rejected by the other members of the party, especially, the governors, who thought the former Edo State governor (Adams Oshiomhole), was too disruptive a personality to lead the campaign.”
The report added that, “… not surprisingly, the same way Tinubu jettisoned advice against a Muslim-Muslim ticket, sources said, he has also settled for his preference in who leads the campaign, even though he attempted to balance it with the choice of El-Rufai as the DG.”
Continuing, the consequential report submitted that other stakeholders “…hinted that, apart from being considered disruptive, a committee earlier set up by the candidate to look into some of these issues, had advised against Oshiomhole, because he would be standing for election in 2023 and therefore, should be allowed to go and concentrate on his election.”
The choice of Oshiomhole as Chairman of Tinubu Campaign Organisation, APC sources, say has made “…many members quietly become frustrated with Tinubu’s constant refusal to yield to advice, coupled with the arrogance with which he always wanted his views to prevail over other suggestions and had decided to let him have his way, since he is the candidate of the party.”