The crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party PDP has constituted its presidential campaign Organisation, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel as the Chairman of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), while Sokoto State Governor Amina Tambuwal was named Director-General of the party’s National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).
The appointments were contained in a press release signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, on Thursday.
The statement said Governor Emmanuel will be supported by two other governors in the Presidential Campaign Council,
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed was named Vice-Chairman of the Council (North), and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde chosen as Vice-Chairman (South).
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 Trustee 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 an effective campaign, the party has created 15 directorates spread under the four Deputy DGs.
All members of the council will be inaugurated on Wednesday, September 28 at the International Conference Centre In Abuja.
Interesting the name of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers and other PDP governors in his camp, who had been at loggerheads with party chairman Iyorchia Ayu was missing.
Despite efforts by the party to placate them, they are unrelenting in their call for the resignation of Mr Ayu, saying both the party chairman and presidential candidate cannot come from the North.