In an effort to resolve the turmoil roiling the party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to unveil a new version of its campaign council list this week, barring any last-minute changes.
According to Naija News, the announcement of the new campaign council list will also mark the start of the APC campaigns.
All members of the ruling APC, however, would not be able to make the final campaign council roster.
According to a senior member of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), the PCC led by Governor Simon Lalong has also requested financial support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC), which is chaired by Senator Adamu Abdullahi.
“Everyone has been catered to. Now, the complete names of the directorates’ members will be made public. There are some directories where the number of members can reach 30 or 40. These detailed names will be made public this week. However, it is crucial to stress that not every party member would serve on the committee, according to the source, who wished to remain anonymous and spoke to Daily Sun.
Indicating that the NWC holds a superior status to the campaign council, he continued, “It makes no sense for the NWC members to be vying for membership in the campaign council.”
Imagine, for example, that the campaign council should be reporting to the national publicity secretary or national organizing secretary of the ruling party, not the other way around, he said.
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The decision of who will manage the presidential campaign’s finances is reportedly threatening to split the ruling party, as the NWC has been asked to provide money to Tinubu’s campaign.
The NWC and PCC this weekend began a cold war against one another for control of the suggested strategy to coordinate fundraising for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, a top APC official told Daily Sun.
The PCC eggheads, he alleged, believed that the NWC should back the presidential candidate with some of the money raised from the sale of nomination forms rather than attempting to manage the money given by the candidate’s sponsors, even though the party’s leadership insisted on taking control.
In response to the situation, a PCC member charged the party’s leadership with hatching a deliberate plan to undermine the presidential candidate through one form of frivolity or another.
However, he attributed the ongoing rift between them to Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman’s, leadership style.
The politician owns his campaign anywhere in the world, the source claimed. He appoints a person to oversee the candidate’s campaign operations and activities, known as a director general in Nigeria or a campaign manager in the US. They manage the organization’s finances, hire staff, find volunteers, and support infrastructure. The parties will raise money to support their candidates in any nation with a contemporary democracy.
Even if supporters give to the campaign directly to the candidate, the party can still raise money from traditional supporters to support the candidates. Traditional party supporters give differently than other donors who want to back the candidates.