Former All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirants who were supposed to meet on Wednesday in Abuja did not show up.
It was reported that the aspirants were scheduled to meet at Transcorp Hilton on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. to brainstorm and come up with viable strategies to support the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Dr Nicolas Felix, one of the former presidential candidates, stated in a statement on Monday that the move was made to ensure that the party won the presidential election in February 2023.
“We will also brainstorm on adopting winning campaign strategies to support our standard-bearer, Bola Tinubu, and seek to carry every Nigerian along in our bid to coast home to victory in the 2023 general elections,” he said.
However, a few hours to the commencement of the meeting, Felix who is believed to be the youngest of the aspirants, announced its postponement, stating that a new date would be announced.
“Please be informed that the strategic meeting of 2023 Presidential Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, scheduled to hold on Wednesday the 31st of August has been postponed,” he said.
He was, however, unable to give reason for the sudden postponement.
However, a source close to the party said that, aside from Felix, no other aspirant was interested in the meeting.
According to him, the majority of the former aspirants were still stunned by the former Lagos Governor’s victory in the June 8 primary election.
“I can confidently tell you that more than 19 of them are not ready to work with Asiwaju to win the 2023 election,” he said. How many of them have you seen discussing Tinubu?
“The election did not go as planned, and some of us are still stunned.” Having a strategy to sell our candidate is critical.”