- The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has made crucial appointments for the Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign
- Festus Keyamo, labour minister (state) was appointed as as the interim spokesman of the presidential campaign
- Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, was appointed as the director-general of the campaign, according to the APC chairman, Abdullahi Adamu
Keyamo (SAN) is the current minister of state for labour and employment.
APC chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, August 3, after he led the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the vice presidential candidate of the party, Kashim Shettima to see President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
He also announced Plateau governor Simon Lalong as the director-general of the campaign.
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Why Lalong was appointed DG - Lalong
When asked why the party arrived at the choice of Lalong as the campaign director general, he said it was based on the governor’s ability to deliver, Premium Times reported.
He also noted that the party is aware of the concerns expressed over the controversial Muslim/Muslim ticket of the party. He stated that the party will explore means of addressing the issue.
“The party has taken a very careful deep look at the Nigerian situation and the political space and we believe very strongly that notwithstanding the expression that we’re hearing, we will be working on amicable solutions to the sentiment and we’re very sure by the grace of God we will put them to rest before the elections."
Why I was appointed - Lalong speaks
Speaking on his choice as the DG of the campaign, Governor Lalong said he was picked based on his capacity and his position as the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum.
“I’m not a Christian candidate. I was not nominated as a Christian candidate. The party said I’ve been nominated because of my ability. I’ve been a very loyal member of the party. I joined APC because I believe in APC.
“Second, I’m not only the Governor of Plateau, I’m chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum. So I am able to carry out leadership in any capacity. I only want to express to you that I am surprised that I’m being announced now. I am sure we’ll not disappoint you,” he said.
2023: Tinubu support group makes new appointments
In another related report, Tinubu Support Organisation(TSO) has unveiled Hajiya Mariam Buhari as new national coordinator.
The group also announced Mrs Ayodele Fatunsin as the new deputy national coordinator.
Announcing the new appointments on Thursday, August 4, in Abuja, TSO's national secretary, Otunba Gboyega Bada, described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Nigeria's contemporary democratic moving force every political party in the country and beyond reckon with.