By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A frontline Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has on Tuesday dumped his campaign visit on the Kogi State delegates of the party.
This, it was learnt that it will be the third time the former Vice President, is shifting his visit to kogi state, after the earlier scheduled date, which was on the 27th of this month to 29th of August.
Two days before the later scheduled date, banners of Alh. Atiku had already greeted the entire premises of state party secretariat along zone 8 junction in Lokoja.
The high expectation of delegates, party faithfuls and admirers to receive the Turaki of Adamawa yesterday, was further dashed as the presidential aspirant’s campaign organisation, through the Director General, Otumba Gbenga Daniel wrote to shift the date again and indefinitely this time.
The later under special announcement read thus:
“Dear Kogi Stakeholders, I am constrained to once again apologise on behalf of our Excellency Atiku Abubakar and the Campaign Organization on the need to reschedule the Kogi visit previously scheduled for tomorrow. (Yestarday).
“The Party’s NWC has invited His Excellency to a most important and crucial meeting tomorrow (today), in Abuja and we believe it is for a very good cause, and it is important for him to be there.
“Another date will be arranged without fail. Meanwhile, the visit to Niger State will proceed as scheduled on Thursday, 30th August 2018.
“Please accept our unreserved apologies,” the apology latter added.
The development it was learnt has created disappointment and inconvenience among some of the delegates.
One of the delegate who pleaded anonymity told journalists that he has adjusted his personal programmes twice to honor Turaki’s visit.
“I was suppose to be in my local government to attend to my personal programmes that are very much important to me because of Atiku’s visit, this development has caused me a lot of inconveniences. Now they have shifted the date again.
“Even if they fix another date, what make you think they will not shift it again,” he asked.
Another delegate who was visibly on happy, said, “I have been in Lokoja since yesterday (on Tuesday), for this visit, only for them to up with another idea of shifting, I am tired.”