The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal as Director-General of the party’s National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC) while Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel as the Chairman of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
This was contained in a statement issued by by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature in Abuja on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
The duo will be leading a campaign aimed at getting the former ruling party back to power after eight years and helping former Vice President Atiku Abubakar realise his ambition of becoming President of Nigeria.
Governor Udom Emmanuel, who is chairing the Presidential Campaign Council, will be supported by two other governors.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed was named Vice-Chairman of the Council (North), with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde chosen as Vice-Chairman (South).
In all, the Presidential Campaign Council is comprised of 326 people including the Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, and the officials mentioned above.
The party’s Board of Trustee Chairman, Senator Adolphus Wabba, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, and the party’s governors including Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State were all named members of the council. They are part of 314 people designated as members of the council.
On the other hand party’s National Campaign Management Committee, Governor Tambuwal, the DG, will be supported by four deputies.
Former Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke is the Deputy Director-General, Operations; Professor Adewale Oladipo is the Deputy DG, Administration; Daar Communications Chairman Raymond Dokpesi is Deputy DG, Technical and Systems, while former Enugu State Governor Okwesilieze Nwodo is the Deputy DG, Research and Strategy.
All council members are to be available at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on September 28 for the council’s inauguration.
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