Minister Shares Buhari’s Campaign Caps at FEC Meeting
The Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday attended the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting with a bag full of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign caps.
The caps were packed inside a big bag popularly known as “Ghana-must-go.”
Shortly before the commencement of the meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister handed over the bag to the council’s secretariat staff members.
The workers are the ones saddled with the responsibility of distributing council documents and other items to members.
They were meant to distribute the caps to ministers and other council members in attendance.
Shittu, who was decked in a pair of suit, adorned himself with a blue cap.
The cap has the logo of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the inscription “Continuity ‘19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo” on it.
Photojournalists ensured that they captured him while exchanging pleasantries with some of his colleagues.
Shittu had on Saturday inaugurated the South-West Zonal Office of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The caps he distributed at the council meeting were believed to be the souvenirs he produced for the Ibadan event.
Shittu later told journalists that he decided to share the caps at the council’s meeting so that they could serve as samples for those who are interested in working for Buhari’s re-election.
He said, “The cap is for politics. It is not for FEC deliberations. The caps have been distributed to all members of the FEC so that they will be samples for other persons who are interested in doing what we have done.
“I know that everybody will be involved, everybody will be guided and people will take decisions largely to support the President in the 2019 elections.
“A lot of people across the country have started calling us that they want to be part of our programme. They are glad that we have started this early and I am sure that we will be able to neutralise the nay sayers.”
The distribution of the caps at the meeting came barely 24 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo advised Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.