The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)Ahmed Bola Tinubu has set up an ad-hoc committee to help in his manifesto ahead of the launching of the party’s presidential campaign for the 2023 election.
Newsonline reports that the committe was charged with reducing the manifesto draft which was approved by the presidential campaign council in easy language for easy understanding.
Tinubu had met with the Progressive Governors Forum, the Presidential Campaign Council and members of the APC National Working Committee and presented the draft of his manifesto in the meeting for members to contribute.
Speaking to journalists after the Wednesday meeting in Abuja, Festus Keyamo, the spokesman for the APC campaign organization said the decision of the former governor of Lagos to constitute an ad-hoc committee was to make the draft easy to understand for the citizens.
Keyamo added that the manifesto was in line with the vision of the ruling APC which resulted in approval by all stakeholders.
He said, “What we did today was to review the draft of our manifesto. Our candidate does not operate on his own. He tries to carry everybody along. And so he presented a draft of the manifesto to all the stakeholders to look at it today.
“Guess what? Almost all the stakeholders gave that draft more than 90 percent pass.”
Keyamo continued, “We are not going to take the thunder away from our candidate. He (Tinubu) is going to present to Nigerians on a particular day and occasion. That is what we want to do.
“I can tell you that a small committee has been set up again. Their function is to reduce (the volume of the) document to major highlights so that we can sell the message to even the market woman and street trader in the most simple language. We don’t want to present to Nigerians in a very complicated manner that they can’t understand in simple terms what we want to do for Nigerians.”
Speaking on when the former governor of Lagos will launch his campaign Keyamo stated, “You know some parts of the structure of our campaign involve a presidential diary. So I have said it before that our campaign is not like those who operate kick-and-start with their small vehicles.
“Our campaign is like manoeuvring a 50-tonne trailer into the highway. Once we hit the highway, people will know. The president is the chairman of our campaign council and we are going to consider his diary in picking the date. We have all virtually agreed that we are going to hit the street very soon.
“We have agreed on the region to begin the campaign but I am not going to say that now. We have also addressed all the basic issues because we want to carry the leaders of the party along.
“For now, no date has been chosen (for PCC inauguration). We will announce that sooner than you think. I can tell you we have exhausted everything that needed to be discussed today.”