Jimi Agbaje, Banky W, Soyinka, Obasa, Others Given Fresh PDP Presidential Campaign Appointments
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 103-member campaign committee to mobilise votes for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
It was reported that those appointed into the campaign included Jimi Agbaje, Ade Dosunmu, Philip Aivoji, Gomez Adewale, Abimbola Ogunkelu, Dapo Sarumi, Bayo Williams, and Wahab Owokoniran.
Otgers included Tanwa Olusi, Fatia Shodimu, Wellington Bankole, Tajudeen Obasa, Sola Osolana, Setonji Koshoedo, and Idowu Akinsanya among others.
Heads of the campaign directorates include: Media and Publicity (Oluseun Soyinka), Field Operations (David Vaughan), Research and Strategy (Rahman Owokoniran), Volunteer Groups (Taiwo Kuye).
Finance (Alaketu Adedoyin), Election Management (Capt. Olatunji Shelle) and Religious/Cultural Engagement (Hajiya Safurat Abdul-Kareem).
Others were: Documentation/Reporting (Dr Adetokunbo Pearse), ICT/Situation Room (Niyi Adams), Training (Wole Adewunmi).
Also inaugurated included Non-Yoruba Speaking-South East (Jude Obiekwe), Non-Yoruba Speaking-South South (Odili Ofili), and Non-Yoruba Speaking- Arewa (Auwal Maude).
The committees also included: Election Management-Ikeja Division (Sunday Olaifa), Election Management-Lagos Division(Tolani Animashaun), Election Management-Epe Division (Taiye Benedict).
The rest were: Election Management-Ikorodu Division (Niyi Sotomiwa) and Election Management-Badagry Division (Adio Salami).
Members of the committees included the party’s state executive council and other leaders of the party in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration, the party’s Assistant Legal Adviser, Mustapha Okandeji, who inaugurated the committee in Ikeja, urged the committee to be guided by the party’s constitution and relevant electoral law and guidelines.
He urged them to mobilise votes for the PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the committee, Adedeji Doherty, said it was time for the party to return to power at the federal level and also take over Lagos state.
He said: “We need to work very hard in conjunction with other PDP state chapters to return our party to power at the federal level, for the good of our country and the Nigerian people.
“The challenge before us today, therefore, is to work hard and reverse the electoral misfortunes that I have called your attention to.”
According to him, the twin-structure of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the Presidential Campaign Management Committee (PCMC) being inaugurated would do the party proud.
Doherty promised to work with the party’s governorship candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), who would be serving on the council as Vice Chairman.
He also promised to work with the State Director of PCMC, Atolagbe Animashaun, and other reputable and experienced leaders to mobilise votes for PDP.