Deji Adebayo, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has said Enugu East Senator, Chimaroke Nnamani, whose name appear on the campaign list of APC was not a mistake but on his own right to support a friend.
This was made known today in Abuja through a press statement issued by the campaign council and signed by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of APC Presidential Campaign Council. They said the Senator had full knowledge of the list and accepted to support the Presidential candidate of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Below is the full press release unedited:
APC PCC Clears Air On Campaign Council List, Chimaroke Nnamani’s Name Not A Mistake
The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress hereby clarifies that the list of members of the campaign council released at the weekend, is a partial list.
It contains only the directors, deputy directors, secretaries of directorates and key stakeholders.
The council also assures our esteemed governors that the secretariat of the council has not jettisoned the names submitted by them.
Some of the nominees of our governors have emerged as part of the leadership, while others will soon emerge as members of the various directorates.
“No name is left out of the lists”, said the PCC secretary, Hon. James Faleke.
The PCC will also want to clarify that the appearance of the name of HE Chimaroke Nnamani, a distinguished senator from Enugu State, was not a mistake.
He is on the list in his own right as a supporter of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Distinguished Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, who is still away in the United States, is a very close friend of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He may not be on the field with us as a PDP senatorial candidate in Enugu East, but his presence is indicative that he may have chosen to give ‘moral support’ to his old-time friend and brother.
In any case, the PCC cannot dictate the extent of Senator Nnamani’s support for his friend and brother. That is part of his fundamental human right which supersedes any provision in a Party Constitution. His position and allegiance to his party is self-defining and does not need any qualifying by us.
Any explanation as to his status should be coming from the other party and not from us who are very proud to be associated with him.
Director, Media and Publicity
APC Presidential Campaign Council
September 26, 2022