Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday, distanced the party from report that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as his campaign Director General ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
Abdullahi said Buhari would have to emerge as the ruling party’s presidential candidate first before appointing Amaechi or any other person as his campaign Director General.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, the APC spokesperson also said, though the delay in holding the party’s national convention does not look good, it is in the interest of the party.
The former Minister of Youths and Sport assured members that the party would soon hold another national convention.
He said the delay, contrary to speculations, had not in any way violated the constitutional provisions regarding party conventions.
He said, “We will hold our convention this year. We know the delay doesn’t look good on us, but it was in the best interest of our party.
“The APC is not involved in Amaechi’s appointment as DG of the Buhari Campaign organisation because it is at the level of aspirant.
“His appointment has nothing to do with the APC and the emergence of our candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
“The President would have become the candidate of the party before it can get involved with its campaign.
“It will be wrong for the party to be involved because it will undermine its credibility to other aspirants for the presidential ticket.”