Orji Kalu, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied being named Director-General of Ahmad Lawan’s Campaign Organization.
Lawan, the Senate President, is one of the ruling party’s leading presidential candidates.
On Thursday, reports surfaced that his campaign organization will be led by the Senate Chief Whip and other important players.
However, Kalu rejected the story in a statement he personally signed and made accessible to reporters on Thursday night, claiming that the list of the campaign team making the rounds was not approved.
He advised the people to ignore the rumors, stating that if Lawan wins the APC presidential nomination next week, a committee will be formed to put together the team.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to a list of committee Chairmen of Ahmad Lawan Campaign Organization in which I was also mentioned as the Director General.
“The list should be disregarded as no authorization was given to the effect of its publication.
“As the Chairman of the meeting held at my instance, it is important to notify the general public that we are not yet in the Campaign proper. A committee will be inaugurated to that effect once our most preferred candidate, Senator Ahmad Lawan emerges as the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I am also running for election in my senatorial district and would rather recommend a sitting Governor who is not running for an election to chair the campaign team at the right time .
“Several private visitors who were not even part of the meeting were also reported to have been in attendance. Senator Betty Apiafi, just as Senator Uche Ekwunife who visited on a different bipartisan matter concerning the Senate was also mentioned.
“It is mischief to have included these names as part of Ahmad Lawan Campaign Organization”.
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