The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has revealed the reasons why Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some other party stakeholders are not involved in the campaign of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Presidential campaign council spokesman Festus Keyamo said Osinbajo did not participate in the campaigns because he was acting on President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to focus on governance.

He added that Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige had also not campaigned against APC, although he asked to be excused from the demonstrations for “his own reasons”.

Since APC started its presidential campaign in Jos on 15 November 2022, some party members, including the vice president, have not been seen campaigning for the party’s candidate.

Osinbajo, who has been seen attending other social activities including the recently held centenary celebration of the Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has not said anything about Tinubu’s campaign since he lost in the primary election. of the party

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Even on social media where the vice president has a strong footing and posts all his major activities, he has never posted any material to show support for Tinubu’s candidacy.

Likewise, the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, has also been absent from his party’s campaign train.

Keyamo said: “Rotimi Amaechi (former Minister of Transport) was there in Adamawa and Jos state recently; he has been going to the rallies but he has chosen the ones he wants to attend.

“For the vice president, it was a directive for him to face governance, and you can see that the president has been campaigning.

“Also, Ngige is not campaigning against our party; he simply said that he will remain neutral for his own reasons and that is only one minister out of 43.

“We have an absolutely strong coalition in APC unlike the PDP which has pretty much collapsed.”