Politics

BREAKING: Tinubu Storms Akure To Woo Afenifere Leaders

On Sunday, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, arrived in Akure, Ondo State capital, to further convince various stakeholders of his plans for Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections.

During the campaign tour, the former Governor of Lagos State is expected to meet with the leader of the pan-Yoruba organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The Director, of Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, had revealed earlier that Tinubu would, during the visit to Ondo, present his recent publication, which contains details of how he intends to improve the economy of Nigeria if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming elections.

Naija News understands that Tinubu was given a warm welcome upon his arrival at the South-West state today as residents troop out en masse to receive him.

On the entourage of Tinubu to the state were Chief Bisi Akande, Senator Adeyeye, and Senator Iyiola Omisore, among others

Some APC chieftains have come out to say that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should be invited to investigate the party’s account.

This development follows protests by APC workers over non-payment of their salaries under the current leadership of the APC’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.

Their protest was a sequel to the dismissal of six departmental directors, identified as Anietie Offong (Welfare), Bartholomew Ugwoke (Research), Abubakar Suleiman (Finance), Dr Suleiman Abubakar (Administration), Salisu Dambatta (Publicity) and Dare Oketade, (Head of Legal) at the national secretariat by Adamu, who said it was part of moves to sanitise the party from systematic corruption.

Naija News, however, reports that these concerned party chieftains who were worried that the APC has gotten to a level where staff are being owed salaries noted that the party has never experienced such.

The party chieftains said the EFCC should be invited to investigate the APC’s account to ascertain why they can’t pay staff, adding that it is sad that despite all the money the party made, it has failed to pay its staff.

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, who was disappointed about the party’s refusal to pay staff salaries, noted that it was time the anti-corruption agencies were invited to probe the party’s account.

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