Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
Twenty-four hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in an 18-page statement asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday, attended the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with a bag full of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign face caps.
The inscription on the cap read, “Continuity ’19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo”.
Adebayo, who is also the South West Campaign Coordinator, came to distribute to the ministers in attendance.
Shittu, who is aspiring to contest the governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, wore his own face cap, while his other colleagues in the cabinet were expected to put on theirs.
Shortly before the commencement of the meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister handed over the bag to the council’s secretariat staff.
The workers are the ones saddled with the responsibility of distributing council documents and other items to members.
Shittu, who was decked in a pair of suit, adorned his own blue cap.
Shittu had on Saturday inaugurated the South West Zonal Office of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The face caps he distributed at the council meeting were said to be the souvenirs he produced for the Ibadan event.
The minister is having running battles with his state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that President Buhari is re-elected.