- The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has rolled out the list of its media and communication directorate for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign
- As contained in the list released on Sunday, August 21, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo led the high-profile list
- Other notable names included Bayo Onanuga, Dele Alake and a host of other powerful media personalities
FCT, Abuja - Finally, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its media and communication directorate for the party’s presidential campaign heading into the 2023 presidential polls.
As reported by Channels TV online, the list is filled with high-profile individuals with the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo leading the pack.
The announcement for the new media and communication directorate team was made known on Sunday, August 21 by the party’s media and publicity secretary, Bayo Onanuga.
As contained in the statement issued by Onanuga, below are the enlisted team and portfolio of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-Kashim Shettima campaign media and communication directorates.
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1. Festus Keyamo
The minister of state for labour and employment will retain his place as the spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima presidential campaign.
2. Bayo Onanuga
The managing director of PMNews and former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria will retain his role as director of media and publicity for the party.
3. Dele Alake
Alake, an A-list editor of national repute and a former commissioner of information will head the strategic communication team functioning as its director.
4. Mallam Modibbo Kawu (Deputy director of media and publicity)
5. Seun Olufemi-White (Deputy director of new media)
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As contained in the statement, the directorate comprises three departments which include the department of Public Affairs, Media and Publicity, and Strategic Communication.
The statements further stated that all departments will be deputized by six directors, namely:
“Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, Deputy Director, Communication Strategy, Hannatu Musawa, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, and Kehinde Bamigbetan, Deputy Director, Media Relations”
APC debunks announcement of presidential campaign council members
The ruling party's director of media and publicity presidential council, Bayo Onanuga, said the party's leadership and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, would unveil the official list.
While urging the public to disregard the list, Onanuga also called on the media to stop spreading incorrect information.
2023: Popular prophet predicts Tinubu's fate
In another development, the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, APC national leader and flagbearer, has again received yet another major boost.
This is as a renowned prophet reveals the former Lagos governor has gotten divine backing to emerge winner in next year's general election.
Ahead of the September campaign, the cleric disclosed it is not yet time for Peter Obi to become Nigeria's next president.