The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has distanced the party from the appointment of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the DG of President Muhammadu Buhari’s  presidential campaign fo the 2019 election.

The party said Buhari would have to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate first before appointing Amaechi or any other person as his campaign Director General.

Amaechi' appointment was confirmed by governors elected on the platform of the party.

But the party's spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, who spoke on behalf of the other members of the NWC on Saturday, said Amaechi's appointment has nothing to do with the APC and the emergence of its candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

Abdullahi noted that though the delay in holding the party’s national convention does not look good, it is in the interest of the party.

He said: “We will hold our convention this year. We know the delay doesn’t look good on us, but it was in the best interest of our party.

“The APC is not involved in Amaechi’s appointment as DG of the Buhari Campaign organisation because it is at the level of aspirant.

“His appointment has nothing to do with the APC and the emergence of our candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

“The President would have to become the candidate of the party before it can get involved with its campaign.

“It will be wrong for the party to be involved because it will undermine its credibility to other aspirants for the presidential ticket.”

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