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APC bars journalists as VP Osinbajo consults Anambra delegates on 2023 Presidential ambition

By Okechukwu Okechukwu

The All Progressive Congress (APC), Friday, barred journalists in Anambra State from covering the consultative meeting held with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo was in Awka, the State capital to consult with the party delegalknkites and other stakeholders on his ambition to fly the party presidential ticket at 2023 poll.

The Vice President, earlier received at the Anambra State Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umueri by Governor Charles Soludo, who equally offered him a brief reception at governor's Lodge. 

Factcheck reports that immediately he walked into the scene of the event in Awka, a party official, Hon. Benchuks Nwosu picked a microphone and instructed journalists in the hall to take pictures and walk out as the event was only for the party.

"All journalists in this hall should take pictures and walk out. Please, move forward, take pictures and leave. We want to discuss party affairs. You can wait outside for the Vice President. We want only the party delegates and stakeholders in the hall. He can address you when we are through," he stated. 

However, at the end of the programme, Prof. Osinbanjo boarded his vehicle and zoomed off to Enugu with his entourage, while the APC, Anambra State Chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike engaged in another meeting rather to brief the media on the outcome of the meeting.

But some unconfirmed reports claimed that the Vice President during the interaction with his party stalwarts in Anambra State, disclosed that he has learnt the National policy and President job for 7 years, and knew first hand how to hit the ground running once elected.

According to the party source in the meeting, Osinbajo assured that his administration if votes, would reposition Nigeria, as well as prioritize recruitments of more defense officers, training and more funding of indigenous security equipment production companies to improve the security.

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