PDP Picks  Udom as Chairman Presidential Campaign Council

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has been chosen as the Peoples Democratic Party chairman of the presidential campaign council (PCC), and Amina Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State, has been named the director-general of the national campaign management committee (NCMC).

Both men will be in charge of a campaign to restore the former ruling party to power after an eight-year absence and support the former vice president Atiku Abubakar in his bid to win the presidency of Nigeria.

The appointments were announced in a release that was published on Thursday and was signed by Umar Bature, the party’s national organising secretary.

Governor Emmanuel, who is chairing the Presidential Campaign Council, will be supported by two other governors.

Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde was chosen as Vice-Chairman of the Council (North), and Governor of Bauchi State Bala Mohammed was named Vice-Chairman of the Council (North) (South).

The National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, the Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and the authorities indicated above are among the 326 members of the Presidential Campaign Council.

Members of the council include the party’s governors, notably Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, Senator Adolphus Wabba, former vice president Namadi Sambo, and others. They are among the 314 individuals appointed as council members.

Adeyemi Moyegun was named the Administrative Secretary of the council.

The party’s DG, Governor Tambuwal, will have four assistants on the National Campaign Management Committee.

Former Enugu State Governor Okwesilieze Nwodo is the Deputy Director-General for Research and Strategy, while Professor Adewale Oladipo, Chairman of Daar Communications, is the Deputy DG for Administration. Former Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke is the Deputy Director-General for Operations.

The party has established 15 directorates spread across the four Deputy DGs for the campaign.

On September 28, at the International Conference Center in Abuja, the council’s whole membership is due to be inaugurated.

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