Despite his promise of youths inclusivity, the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has tapped the ‘old Brigade’ as he made on Monday key appointments aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team, amid an internal crisis rocking the PDP.
The Media Adviser to Atiku, Paul Ibe announced in a statement that his principal has appointed former Senate Presidents, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.
Also appointed as Special Advisers are former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.
Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate.
Mr. Ibe said the appointments are to take immediate effect.
Atiku Abubakar charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election, the statement added.
This comes ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday.