The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed some notable Nollywood actors as members of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's presidential campaign council who are expected to garner support for him ahead of 2023.
One of the outstanding personalities from the entertainment industry is Zack Orji who has been appointed as director of performing arts (PFA). Orji is to work in the southeast zone.
Another Nollywood star who made the list is Foluke Daramola appointed as a media assistant for Lagos.
Interestingly, Foluke's husband, Kayode Ezekiel Salako, happens to be the chairman of the Labour Party in Lagos.
Salako is a former chieftain of the APC but later he defected to the Labour Party.
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Also, Jide Kosoko, a famous veteran, was named the Lagos secretary.
Others are Saheed Balogun, Gentle Jack, Benedict Johnson, Bimbo Akintola, Fathia Williams, and a host of others in the industry.
In all, there are 24 Nigerian actors appointed as members of the council's performing arts directorate.
See the full list below:
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The APC on Friday, September 23, released the list of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's presidential campaign council.
After weeks of anxiety and postponements, the list was released in Abuja on Friday by James Faleke, the secretary of the presidential campaign council.
In the statement, Faleke said:
“We are pleased to announce the nominees of the leadership of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, as per enclosed. All nominees are kindly advised to pick their appointment letters from the undersigned on Monday, 26th September, 2022 at 12noon.
“The venue is Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council on Plot 781, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Area Abuja. All other members will be contacted by the leaders of their respective directorates.”
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In the list released by the secretary of the council, James Faleke, on Friday, September 23, Nnamani, a former Enugu governor is in the 350th slot.
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