The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the appointment of Governor of Plateau State and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, as the Director General of its Presidential Campaign Council.
The APC Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, revealed this on Thursday, August 4, 2022, while speaking with State House Correspondents following his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
Adamu also revealed that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo is the campaign’s spokesman. Keyamo (SAN) was also the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign.
Adamu said, “We are here to see Mr. President to brief him and to get his approvals of plans that we are having regarding our campaign outfit.
“And once we have his approval, we intend to make major disclosure. We’re on the same page with the Presidential and the individuals who will play various roles in the campaign.
“The DG of the campaign is seated by my right here. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
“We have a spokesperson in the person of Festus Keyamo. The deputy spokesperson is Hannatu Musawa. This is what we came to discuss with the President,” he said.
Adamu explained that the choice of Lalong was based on his ability to do the work required to ensure victory for the Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima presidential setup in next year’s elections.
“He has the ability to do it. The party leadership has seen that he is capable of running the affairs of the campaign outfit,” he noted.