Three months after they went head-to-head on the main for a presidential ticket of All Progressives Congress that ultimately produced Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as flagbearer, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and 20 different aspirants will meet once more in Abuja on August 31.
The event is approaching the heels of Tinubu’s reported dalliance with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, which made screaming headlines once more when the 2 met in London two days in the past.
The alleged pact between the 2 is coming to gentle following weeks of hypothesis and strikes shrouded in secrecy.
Wike had attended the assembly together with his allies together with Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, amongst others.
Tinubu, who had come underneath heavy criticism over his desire for a Muslim-Muslim ticket, is in search of to bolster his possibilities on the February 28 presidential ballot by luring Wike to his camp.
His selection of Shettima has created blended emotions within the camp of the APC with a number of former aspirants and social gathering chieftains feeling overlooked of his marketing campaign plan.
An announcement issued on Thursday by the media group of APC’s youngest aspirant, Dr. Nicolas Felix, disclosed that nearly all of the aspirants who participated within the final presidential conference would converge in Abuja subsequent week.
The assertion partly learn, “The particular invitation to the strategic assembly of all 2023 APC presidential aspirants, which will probably be held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, on Wednesday, August thirty first, 2022 by 2pm is to brainstorm on adopting profitable marketing campaign methods that can carry each Nigerian alongside and handle the challenges bedevilling our nation.”
Amongst these anticipated to be in attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Science and Know-how Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of State for Schooling, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
There would even be 5 serving governors, particularly Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
Others are Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Ogun State governor and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun; a serving senator, Ajayi Boroffice; former Zamfara governor, Ahmad Sani; former Imo State governor and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha; a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, a former Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; fiery cleric, Tunde Bakare; Pastor and Businessman, Dr. Nicolas Felix; former Data Minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; Businessman, Tein Jack-Wealthy and the one feminine amongst them, Uju Ken-Ohanenye.
The aspirants ’ final outing collectively was the APC Presidential main which held at Eagle Sq. from June 7 to 10.