Why Tinubu did not attend Town hall meeting - APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has provided an explanation for Bola Tinubu's absence from a town hall meeting for presidential candidates. Tinubu is the party's standard bearer.

The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Arise Television hosted the meeting on Sunday.

Festus Keyamo
Festus Keyamo

The vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, represented Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for Tinubu's party.

While the town hall was going on, the former governor of Lagos was in a meeting with some APC members.

In a statement, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign organisation, said Tinubu intends to treat every entity equally, adding that a number of networks have indicated interest to host similar events and it would not be fair if he makes selective appearances.

“As president of Nigeria, by the special grace of God, he intends to treat all persons and businesses fairly and equally,” he said.

Secondly, the busy and hectic campaign schedules of Asiwaju Tinubu will not permit him to honour all such invitations by different radio and TV networks, hence our decision for him not to start with one TV station and later ignore others.

“Thirdly, our candidate had long before now realised the importance of speaking directly to Nigerians and shortly after unfolding his Action Plan as president embarked on town hall meetings beginning with his interaction with the business community and other stakeholders in Kano followed by the Town Hall meeting and presentation by experts last week in Lagos.

“Tomorrow, he will be interacting with Agro and Commodity Groups in Minna, Niger state.”

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