By News Editor, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously accepted to chair the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressive Congress, APC with it’s candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and its National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as deputies respectively.
We gathered that the decision was reached during a Thursday’s night meeting between the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu and APC Governors.
Political campaigns are expected to kick-off in September ahead of the 2023 elections.
The campaign structure showed that the Governor of Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong remains the Director-General of the Presidential Campaign.
Lalong, however, would be reporting to President Buhari who has the power to take the final decision on operations and funding of the campaign.
By the structure, Tinubu would deputize President Buhari in the council, while the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu would be the second Deputy Chairman.
The Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu and former Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio were appointed as Vice Chairmen North and South respectively.
Others appointed as Vice Chairmen are: APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Kashim Shettima and the only female presidential aspirant in the party, Uju Kennedy.
A former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole was appointed as the Deputy Director-General, Operations.
Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed Deputy Director-General, Admin, James Faleke (Secretary), while Christopher Takar was appointed Deputy Secretary.
The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar was appointed Regional Coordinating Chairman (North), while the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi would coordinate the South.
The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello would serve as coordinator for North Central, Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya (North-East); the Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawale (North-west); Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade (South-South); and Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, South-East.