Despite extensive pre-event publicity, today’s scheduled meeting of the 21 former All Progressives Congress, APC, and presidential aspirants in Abuja was cancelled.
The roundtable, which had been scheduled for 2 p.m., was intended to help the candidates develop plans to help Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC’s standard bearer, win the February 2023 presidential election.
Although no official reason was given for the postponement of the meeting, it was gathered that most of the aspirants who were invited to the parley were non-committal.
Convener of the meeting and APCâ€™s youngest presidential aspirant at its June presidential convention, Dr Nicolas Felix, had earlier said the aspirants had indicated their readiness to attend the meeting.
However, in a message sent to one of the aspirants and seen by Vanguard, Felix implied that the meeting had been postponed indefinitely.
The message read:-
â€œGood day your Excellency. Please be informed that the strategic meeting of 2023 presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scheduled to hold on Wednesday the 31st of August has be postponed.
â€œA new date for the meeting will be communicated soon. Apologies for any inconvenience(s) that this might cause. Stay blessed.â€