Osinbajo steps in for Buhari at Kwara APC presidential rally Tuesday

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has not postponed its planned presidential rally scheduled to hold in Ilorin on Jan. 17.

Secretary of the Campaign Council, James Abiodun Faleke debunked news that the rally has been postponed, because of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Mauritania.

In a terse statement, Faleke said: I hereby confirm that the APC Presidential Campaign rally slated for 17/1/23 will hold as scheduled. Please be advised accordingly.

P.M.News learnt that Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo is expected to stand in for Buhari at the rally.

Uncertainty about the rally was fuelled by a statement signed by Mr Saadu Salahu on behalf of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the APC Presidential Campaign Rally in Ilorin on Monday.


The party said it postponed the rally to allow President Muhammadu Buhari lead the campaign, saying that the president had travelled to Mauritania.

The party added that Buhari insisted that he would personally lead the party’s rally in Kwara State.

“This is in order to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the campaign.

The statement reads in party: “The President is scheduled for an international engagement outside the country this week beginning from tomorrow but insists he would like to personally lead the APC Presidential Rally in Kwara State.

“We deeply regret any inconveniences the postponement might have caused our guests and all APC stakeholders,” the statement read in part.