Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, popularly known as Binani, has stepped down as the coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign council in Adamawa State.
According to a report by Bellnewsonline.com, Ahmed in a statement she personally signed, indicating her intention to step aside till the outcome of the appeal she filed against the nullification of her election as the governorship candidate of the APC in the state.
It would be recalled that Senator Ahmed won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state but was recently annulled by a federal high court in Yola.
Her statement reads in part: “Senator Aishatu Binani steps aside as Adamawa State Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Coordinator pending the outcome of Appeal Court case filed. The PCC is urged to appoint an interim coordinator in the meantime.”
Senator Ahmed has been accused by the party’s leadership in the state of sidelining the party as she singlehandedly appointed campaign team members in the state.
A source within her camp disclosed that she decided to quit the position on Thursday, November 3, when a remark against some senior stakeholders of the party, including ex-governor Murtala Nyako,from a party member, angered her.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, on Thursday, November 2nd, speaks on the development concerning the party’s activities.
According to The Punch, Keyamo said that the newly-released schedule of rallies and activities of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is a working draft that is subject to changes.
Keyamo made this disclosure in a phone chat with the newspaper after he released a revised timetable hours after the original schedule was released.
In the schedule of activities, Tinubu is expected to kick off his inaugural rally in Jos, Plateau State capital on November 15.
When quizzed on why the timetable was amended again, Keyamo disclosed the schedule of events and dates was a working draft, which is still subject to further adjustment.
The APC chieftain said:“They are all subject to change or amendments as we progress due to human nature. Nobody expected the flood, for example. But it came, and all of a sudden, it slows down activities and all that.
“So this is a working draft. At least, we have a draft to work with.My final comment on this is that it is Ceteris Paribus. That is, all things being equal.”