A former military administrator of Lagos and old Borno states, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Marwa (retd.), has dispelled rumour of conflict between the two campaign councils of the All Progressives Congress.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday inaugurated a Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 general elections.
The council chaired by him has the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the co-chairman.
The PCC is distinct from the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign raised and chaired by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Marwa, who is the chairman of the W&YPC, said the two teams would complement each other.
He said, “This is definitely a new addition to the political lexicon in Nigeria for two presidential campaign organisations, for the same platform, to run side by side.
“This is innovative, imaginative and strategic and will enhance the potency of the campaign as a whole.
“The singular objective of the campaign is the victory of President Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for a second term on February 16.
“I want to make it clear that there is absolutely no conflict or clash in the functioning of both organisations.
“The fact that both are respectively headed by the President and his wife is sufficient to allay fears of any conflict or competition. Both organisations remain complementary.”
Marwa urged Nigerians to vote Buhari for a second term as he had laid the foundation for economic prosperity.
He said the President had also increased access to credit facilities through Social Investment Programme for the under privileged.
He added that the government had also done well in the fight against insecurity by decimating Boko Haram insurgents who in the past were occupying about 19 local governments in the North-East.
“The issue of the Independent People of Biafra and farmers-herders clashes have also been greatly addressed. Operations are ongoing and things will get better .
“He is building that foundation and by the time he comes back, we will consolidate that. There will be more jobs, better opportunities and the economy will be stronger,” he added.
Marwa explained that the Social Investment Programmes like Trader Moni had been part of the manifesto of the APC, wondering why Peoples Democratic Party was crying wolf.