President Muhammadu Buhari has given full powers to a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to oversee the campaign for his re-election.
The President announced this on Monday at the inauguration of the APC Presidential Campaign Council held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said, “Even though we have only 40 days, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country.”
“But I must also add that, though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and is going to be on 24-hour vigil, the President added.
Ahead of the general elections, President Buhari was confident that the campaign would take the party members to all corners of the country.
He, however, assured Nigerians that his administration remains committed to good governance as the campaigns would not affect their work.
The inauguration of the campaign council comes two days after its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, announced the names of the members in a statement.
In the statement issued on Saturday, Tinubu is a co-chairman while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are vice chairmen of the council.
A breakdown of other council members is given below;
VICE CHAIRMAN NORTH
Senator George Akume
VICE CHAIRMAN SOUTH
Senator Ken Nnamani
His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL (OPERATIONS)
Senator A.O. Mamora
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL (COORDINATION)
Arch. Waziri Bulama
North West: Senator Aliyu M. Wamakko
North East: Senator Muh’d Ali Ndume
North Central: Senator Abdullahi Adamu
South West: Sola Oke, SAN
South East: Sharon Ikeazor
South South: Senator Godswill Akpabio
Director, Buhari Support Groups – Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed
Director, Strategic Communications – Festus Keyamo, SAN
Deputy Director- Abike Dabiri- Erewa
Director, Contact & Mobilization – Hadiza Bala Usman
Deputy Director South -Victor Eboigre
Deputy Director North- Senator Bashir Nalado
Director, Election Planning & Monitoring – Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN
Deputy Director I- Baba Kura Abba Jato
Deputy Director II-Chief Emani Ayiri
Director, Logistics – Dr Pius Odubu
Deputy Director- Senator Umanah Umanah
Deputy Director II- Nasiru Danu
Director, Policy Research & Strategy- Prof Abdulrahman Oba
Deputy Director- Prof. A.K. Usman
Director, Youth Mobilisation- Hon. Tony Nwoye assisted by the APC Youth Leader Sadiq
Deputy Director North- Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed
Deputy Director South – Jasper Azuatalam
Director, Admin- Onari Brown
Deputy Director I- Chris Hassan
Deputy Director II- Abubakar Magaji Gasau
Director, Women Mobilisation- Woman Leader Salamatu Baiwa
Deputy Director North – Binta Mu’azu
Deputy Director South – Adejoke Orelope Adefulire
Director Security – Gen. A. Dambazzau
Deputy Directors – Brigadier General Gambo and Mr. U. Ukoma
Director Legal – Emeka Ngige, SAN
Deputy Director- Prof. Maman Lawan Yusufari
Director Field Operations- Mallam Nuhu Ribadu
Director Finance- Wale Edun
Deputy Director ….Alhaji Adamu Fadan
Chief Bisi Akande
Chief John Oyegun
Senator Ita Enang
All APC serving Senators
All APC serving and former Governors
All APC Members of the House of Representatives
All members of the National Working Committee of the APC
All Zonal Women Leaders
Gubernatorial Candidates, including all gubernatorial candidates (who would serve as coordinators in non-APC states).
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