South-East Delegates Shun Tinubu’s Summon To Abuja, Demand He Comes To Igboland
Information reaching Naija News House says that South-East Delegates Shun Tinubu’s Summon To Abuja, Demand He Comes To Igboland
The delegates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing the South-East have turned down an invitation from APC chieftain and presidential hopeful Bola Tinubu.
The delegates noted that their region had been sidelined in Mr Tinubu’s nationwide tour and as such, ignored an invitation summoning them to Abuja on Saturday.
“We have asked him what disdain he has for our region that makes it impossible for him to visit us,” an APC delegate who received the invitation disclosed to Peoples Gazette. “We won’t be going to him in Abuja because he isolated our region during his nationwide tour.”
Another source added that Mr Tinubu remained determined to pull APC into primaries where he could deploy his vast resources to clinch the ruling party’s presidential ticket.
Both sources requested anonymity to avoid any backlash for disclosing internal party discussions.
In a bid to secure delegates ahead of the APC presidential primaries, Mr Tinubu has made multiple visits across the country, touching base with his supporters in Kano, Adamawa, Delta, Ondo, and Kwara.
The disdain from the South-East delegates came as delegates in Kaduna withdrew their support for Mr Tinubu to favour another presidential aspirant Rotimi Amaechi.