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Saraki is named DG for Atiku’s Presidential Campaign

The 8th Senate president and former governor of Kwara state, Dr Bukola Saraki, has been named the Director General for the Presidential campaign of Alhaji Atiku Abubaka. Atiku is the running for the office of the President of Nigeria, under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

This decision was made after due consultations with party stake holders after long hours of deliberation. In the same vein, coordinators for the campaign were also chosen for the six geopolitical zones in the country. With Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike emerging as the coordinator for the South South, David Umahi, governor of Enugu, emerging as coordinator for South East, former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose being the campaign coordinator for South West, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom chosen as coordinator for North Central, governor of  Sokoto Aminu Tambuwal. And last but not least governor of Gombe Ibrahim Dakwambo will coordinate North East.

That’s not all, Governor of Akwa Ibom state will be in charge of Fund raising committee, while Taminu Turaki will handle legal matters.

A lot of people have lauded the decision to make Saraki DG of the campaign. This is due to his political astuteness and his reputation as a great political strategist.  We know of his exploits in the Senate. First his emergence as the Senate president against the wishes of his then party, APC. Also his defection to PDP and then finally being able to placate the senators who wanted to impeach him as the senate president. PDP faithfuls hope he’ll bring that same polical know-how to the table for the for the forth coming elections.

Meanwhile, Serike Dickson is heading a team to reconcile all the PDP presidential aspirants together, so that all can throw their weight behind Atiku and unseat the incumbent.

So far it’s been fruitful with Aminu Tambuwal saying he’s fully in support of Atiku and his party’s vision of winning the presidential seat come 2019.

 

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