The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) on Monday reaffirmed its inclusion of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani on its 422-member team unveiled, saying it was not an error.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the ruling party said its presidential flagbearer for the 2023 election, Bola Tinubu’s relationship cuts across party lines.
Recall that Nnamani, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and senator representing Enugu east senatorial district, was surprisingly listed as a member of the APC presidential campaign council.
In the 422-man committee released by James Faleke, secretary, APC presidential campaign council, on Friday night, Nnamani is the 350th on the list as a member.
“Distinguished Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, who is still away in the United States, is a very close friend of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“He may not be on the field with us as a PDP senatorial candidate in Enugu East, but his presence is indicative that he may have chosen to give ‘moral support’ to his old-time friend and brother.
“In any case, the PCC cannot dictate the extent of Senator Nnamani’s support for his friend and brother. That is part of his fundamental human right which supersedes any provision in a Party Constitution. His position and allegiance to his party are self-defining and do not need any qualifying by us.
“Any explanation as to his status should be coming from the other party and not from us who are very proud to be associated with him,” the statement by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, reads.