26th September, 2022
The APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) on Monday cleared air on the appearance of the name of former Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani on its list despite being a PDP member.
A statement issued by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, said Nnamani’s appearance on the list was not a mistake.
The PCC said Nnamani was on the list in his own right as a supporter of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Distinguished Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, who is still away in the United States, is a very close friend of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“He may not be on the field with us as a PDP senatorial candidate in Enugu East, but his presence is indicative that he may have chosen to give ‘moral support’ to his old-time friend and brother.
“In any case, the PCC cannot dictate the extent of Senator Nnamani’s support for his friend and brother. That is part of his fundamental human right which supersedes any provision in a Party Constitution.
“His position and allegiance to his party is self-defining and does not need any qualifying by us. Any explanation as to his status should be coming from the other party and not from us who are very proud to be associated with him,” the PCC said.
The council also clarified that the list of members of the campaign council released at the weekend, was a partial list, as it contained only the directors, deputy directors, secretaries of directorates and key stakeholders.
The council also assured the governors that the secretariat of the council had not jettisoned the names submitted by them.
It said some of the nominees of the governors had emerged as part of the leadership, while others would soon emerge as members of the various directorates.
“No name is left out of the lists”, said the PCC secretary, Hon. James Faleke.