Buhari gives up on Akwa Ibom APC, shun thank you rally
By Aniekeme Finbarr
President Muhammadu Buhari has been properly advised to shun the thank you rally earlier scheduled for today, Monday.
Sources at the presidency confirm that Mr President is very disappointed by the poor outing of the APC in Akwa Ibom State especially the failure of the Governorship candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere to win his Local Government and Senator Akpabio failing to win his senatorial seat.
Late attempts to convince the president couldn’t go through as the president had said clearly that it will not affect the final outcome.
Senator Ita Enang in a release Monday morning confirmed the president’s decision, “May I please confirm that His Excellency Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, GCON will visit Akwa Ibom State for the scheduled Town Hall meeting today, March 4, 2019
‘His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has so delegated due to unforseen state duties suddenly arising.
The scheduled time and all other programmes remain the same”.
It is authoritative, the president and his team have crossed Akwa Ibom State off their list of states likely to be won by APC.
Analysts also think the president may have called off the appointment on the advice of the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who is threatened by the seeming encroachment on his job as reported by many news organizations yesterday.
All the hopes to stimulate the Akwa Ibom APC back to form has failed. The last Vice President Osinbajo came on the trader Moni visit, not much was achieved.
It is the PDP’s game to lose on Saturday. The party is set for another massive victory.
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