From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
Roughly three months after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary that produced Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as party’s candidate, the 23 aspirants that participated in the exercise will next week in Abuja meet for the first time.
Among those expected to be in attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.
Five serving governors, comprising Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) will also be in attendance.
Others expected include Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Ogun State governor and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun; serving senator, Ajayi Boroffice; former Zamfara governor, Ahmad Sani; former Imo State governor and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; cleric, Tunde Bakare; Pastor and Businessman, Nicolas Felix; former Information Minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; Businessman, Tein Jack-Rich and the only female among them, Uju Ken-Ohanenye.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the media team of APC Youngest Aspirant, Nicolas Felix, yesterday in Abuja.
Describing it as the first of its kind ahead of next year’s presidential poll pilled for February 28, the Convener disclosed that the strategic meeting is to bring aggrieved members of the ruling party together to brainstorm on campaign strategy.
The statement partly disclosed that; “the special invitation to the strategic meeting of all 2023 APC presidential aspirants, which will be held in Abuja, Wednesday, next week, is to brainstorm on adopting winning campaign strategies that will carry every Nigerian along and address the challenges bedeviling our country.”
The Aspirants ’ last outing together was the APC presidential primary held at the Eagle Square between June 7 to 10.