2023 Election: PDP Appoints Udoh Emmanuel, Tambuwal To Lead Presidential Campaign
The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, National Working Committee (NWC) has constituted its presidential campaign organisation.
The development was announced in a document released on Thursday, by the PDP national organising secretary, Umar Bature.
The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, was named the chairman of the campaign council; while the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was appointed as the director-general of the party’s National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).
Both men will be leading a campaign aimed at getting the PDP back to power after eight years and help the presidential candidate 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 Trustees, BoT 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.
Adeyemi Moyegun was named the Administrative Secretary of the council.
On the 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.
For the purpose of the campaign, the party has created 15 directorates spread under the four Deputy DGs.
All members of the council are scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday, September 28 at the International Conference Centre In Abuja.