APC Aspirants Reach Out To Delegates To ‘Seal The Deal’

Following the upcoming presidential primaries and national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the frontline aspirants including Bola Tinubu, Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi and Ahmed Lawan through their agents reached out to the delegates in their hotel rooms to ‘seal the deal’ ahead of the elections.

Daily Trust reports that delegates from states being governed by APC were provided accommodation by their state governments while those from non-APC states were provided hotels by aspirants.

According to a lawmaker who is also a coordinator for one of the aspirants, they have provided allowances to delegates for feeding.

“We have not started the main stuff but we have watered the ground,” he said.

Another source said the delegates were being reached through their governors.” The lawmaker said, demanding anonymity.

“We are not going directly. You know we met almost all the delegates during our state tour. So, whatever we are doing now is through the governors. And in states where we don’t have governors, we are reaching out to them through their state leaders,” he added.

In another development, Nexus News learnt that the Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has declared traffic diversions because of the primary.

This was contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh.

According to Adeh, the diversion was to secure safety at the convention and the continuation of economic activities that mainly depend on road traffic.

She added that the command has drafted an operational order to maximise the deployment of human and material resources for the success of the convention.

Furthermore, she clarified that areas closed to traffic include: Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Road by Court of Appeal, behind Court of Appeal, ECOWAS by Women Affairs, Finance Junction, behind Foreign Affairs, Kur Mohammed, by National Mosque and Benue Plaza.

Others include Nitel Junction, Phase 3, NNPC Towers, Ceddi Plaza Bridge, Gana St. by Transcorp, DSS Headquarters Phase 1, NASS Junction, Bullet, and Bayelsa House.

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