Atiku names Saraki campaign director

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has named Senate President Bukola Saraki as the Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation.

This was disclosed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesperson who revealed that the senate president would work with six others who would coordinate the six geopolitical zones, including three other former contenders for the presidential ticket.

The zonal coordinators were announced as follows: Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (North-west); Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi (South-East); Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo (North-east); Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike (South-south); Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom (North-central) and former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose would lead South-west.

Kabiru Turaki, a senior lawyer and former minister, would chair legal matters; while Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel would chair fund-raising committee.

Ologbondiyan said other key appointments into the campaign structure would be disclosed soon.

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