- A said political ally of Buhari, Eshanekpe Israel, is to lead the campaign of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the Niger Delta region
- Israel is appointed as the zonal coordinator, South-South, Youth and Support Groups (SSYSG) by the office of the special adviser to Atiku on PDP campaign organisations
- A PDP member, Sunny Oyewosa, says the former ally of the president has activated his campaign machinery to get the Niger Delta region to vote en mass for Alhaji Atiku at the poll on February 16
An alleged political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Eshanekpe Israel, also known as Akpodoro, has reportedly defected to the camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Vanguard reports that Eshanekpe Israel is to lead Atiku’s campaign in the Niger Delta region after he was appointed as zonal coordinator, South-South, Youth and Support Groups (SSYSG) by the office of the special adviser to Atiku Abubakar on PDP campaign organisations.
The director of media/strategy, Sunny Oyewosa, said the former ally of the president has activated his campaign machinery to get the Niger Delta region to vote en mass for Atiku at the poll on February 16.
Oyewosa stated that Akpodoro was sure of victory for Atiku, who he said will change the misfortunes of the Niger Delta region people for the better.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 7, formally received various members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Support Groups from the North East, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Receiving delegation of the North East political stakeholders including the defectors led by Umar Bukar Bolori, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari commended them for their decision, and also welcomed the new members to the APC.
He said he was not surprised by their defections because a good majority of the people in the North East were traditionally APC members and supporters.
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