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DAILY COURIER – The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, reviewed and approved the draft manifesto of its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Festus Keyamo, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting of the council, the Progressive Governors’ Forum and the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party in Abuja.
He said the draft manifesto was presented by Tinubu to the organs of the party and that it got a 90 percent pass from most of the people that attended the closed-door meeting.
Keyamo also said a committee has been set up to reduce the document to a simple presentation that everyone, irrespective of educational background, could relate with.
He did not, however, disclose the date for the release of the manifesto. He said Mr Tinubu would be the one to release the manifesto.
“What we did today was to review the draft of our manifesto. Our candidate is not a candidate that operates on his own. He tries to carry everybody along. He presented a draft of the manifesto to all the stakeholders of the party. We looked at it. Almost all the stakeholders gave the draft a 90 per cent pass mark.
“We are not going to take away the thunder from our candidate. He is going to present the manifesto on a particular day, at a particular occasion.
“After that, a small committee has been set up to reduce the document to highlights— major highlights. We want to deliver and sell the manifesto to even market women, to the street traders in the most simple language. We don’t want to present a very complicated document they cannot understand”, he said.
Present at the meeting were Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Kashim Shettima, DG of the campaign and Plateau state governor, Lalong, Other governors include: Dave Umahi, Umar Ganduje, Abdullahi Sule, Dapo Abiodun, Rotimi Akeredolu, Yahaya Bello, Mai Mala Buni, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Babagana Zulum.