Tin­ubu, Dan­gote, Otedola make Buhari’s cam­paign coun­cil

Weekly Trust - - News - Is­mail Mu­dashir & Muideen Olaniyi

The Na­tional Leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tin­ubu, and busi­ness moguls, Aliko Dan­gote and Femi Otedola, are among mem­bers of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s cam­paign coun­cil.

The Buhari Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Coun­cil, un­veiled yes­ter­day, will be chaired by Pres­i­dent Buhari while Tin­ubu will serve as co-chair­man, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son, Femi Adesina said in a state­ment.

The Vice Pres­i­dent, Prof. Yemi Os­in­bajo, and the APC Na­tional Chair­man, Adams Osh­iohmole, are to serve as deputy chair­men.

A for­mer Gover­nor of Benue State, Sen. Ge­orge Akume, and a for­mer Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Ken Nna­mani, are to serve as vice chair­men of the North and South re­spec­tively.

Mem­bers of the Spe­cial Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee to the Pres­i­dent are Vice Pres­i­dent, Prof. Yemi Os­in­bajo, Asi­waju Bola Ahmed Tin­ubu, Sen. Ahmed Lawan (Se­nate Leader), Femi Gba­jabi­amila (Leader of the House), APC Na­tional Chair­man, Adams Osh­iohmole, Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote and Mr. Femi Otedola.

The Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion, Ro­timi Amaechi, who was Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Buhari’s Cam­paign Coun­cil in 2015, re­tained his po­si­tion. Sen. Olorun­nimbe Mamora and Arch. Waziri Bu­lama will serve as Deputy Di­rec­tors Gen­eral (Op­er­a­tions and Co­or­di­na­tion) re­spec­tively.

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Adamu Adamu, and Dele Alake are to serve as sec­re­taries of the coun­cil.

The coun­cil has six zonal di­rec­tors for each of the coun­try’s geopo­lit­i­cal zones. They are Sen. Aliyu Wa­makko (North West), Sen. Ali Ndume (North East), Sen. Ab­dul­lahi Adamu (North Cen­tral), Sola Oke (SAN) (South West), Sharon Ikea­zor (South East) and Sen. Godswill Ak­pabio (South South).

Other mem­bers of the coun­cil are the Di­rec­tor, Buhari Sup­port Groups, Dr. Mah­moud Mo­hammed, Di­rec­tor, Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Fes­tus Keyamo, Deputy Di­rec­tor (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion), Abike Dabir­iErewa, Di­rec­tor, Con­tact and Mo­bil­i­sa­tion, Hadiza Bala Us­man, Deputy Di­rec­tor (South), Vic­tor Eboi­gre, and Deputy Di­rec­tor (North), Sen. Bashir Nal­ado.

Gover­nors are to serve as state co­or­di­na­tors in their re­spec­tive states while gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­dates in non- APC states will serve as state co­or­di­na­tors in their re­spec­tive states.

Mean­while, the fo­rum of zonal and state youth lead­ers of the APC has kicked against the list of pres­i­den­tial cam­paign coun­cil.

The fo­rum, in a state­ment signed by the North Cen­tral Youth Leader, Com. Terver Aginde, on be­half of all the zonal and state youth lead­ers, said the APC lead­er­ship had con­tin­ued to down­grade them de­spite their sac­ri­fice and con­tri­bu­tion to the party.

Abubakar Yakubu

Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date of Hope Demo­cratic Party, High Chief Am­brose Owuru (right) and the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic­ity for the can­di­date’s cam­paign or­gan­i­sa­tion, Malam Yusuf Ibrahim, dur­ing their cour­tesy visit to Me­dia Trust Lim­ited’s head­quar­ters in Abuja yes­ter­day

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