The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential rally inKwara state planned for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, has been moved forward due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.
According to the Guardian, the planned rally slated for the state capital in Ilorin was postponed after Buhari confirmed he will not be available for the campaign.
In a statement released by the ruling party, the president’s unavailability was due to some foreign engagement that he could not avoid.
“We regret to announce the postponement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima APC presidential campaign rally scheduled to hold in Ilorin on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. This is to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the campaign.
“The President is scheduled for an international engagement outside the country this week, beginning from Tuesday, but insists he would like to personally lead the APC presidential rally in Kwara.”
APC are currently in firm control of Kwara and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be hoping to win the polls in the state come February.
Tinubu has been in last-minute preparations as the general elections are just six weeks away from commencing.
The APC’s flagbearer over the weekend had crucial meetings with the party’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly candidates in a bid to put finishing touches to their preparations.