- Recovered loot not in my campaign fund – Buhari
A CLOSED-DOOR meeting of select All Progressives Congress (APC) topshots with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to hold this week.
According to a source privy to plan, the president and his team would use the meeting to strategise ahead of the first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling since the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki and some senators on the party’s mandate to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with Thursday, August 30, already chosen as date.
The source further added that APC hierarchy would use the meeting to re-assess the party’s chances for the forthcoming 2019 election, stressing that its campaign machinery may be re-jigged in response to recent developments to ensure that nothing is left to chance.
According to him, another item on the cards for discussion will be People’s Democratic Party (PDP) reported merger with African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) and 36 other political parties designed to field a joint presidential candidate against Buhari.
Meanwhile, the president has refuted reports making the rounds that he wants to divert part of the recently recovered looted funds into his re-election finance, even as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues to trail his political opponents.
President Buhari made the refutal through an aide, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, dismissing the insinuation as entirely false.
According to her, Buhari remains focused and unyielding, adding that he would not succumb to blackmail from any quartres in the fight against corruption.