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Tinubu: Osinbajo missing as APC names 400-member Presidential Campaign Council – Full list

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the 2023 candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu.

The former Lagos helmsman and co-founder of the party clinched the presidential ticket in June at a convention in Abuja.

The council list, which comprises about 400 members, was released on Friday by the PCC Secretary, James Faleke, a federal lawmaker.

Conspicuously missing is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who contested against Tinubu. The VP was Commissioner for Justice when the APC flagbearer was governor.

However, ex-Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, first runner-up at the primary, was named Special Adviser on Infrastructure.

President Muhammadu Buhari is the PCC Chairman, Tinubu is the Deputy Chairman, and APC National Chairman, Deputy Chairman II.

Vice Presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima is the Vice Chairman; Plateau Governor Simon Lalong, Director General; Adams Oshiomhole, Deputy Director, Operations Hadiza Usman, Deputy Director, Administration.

Others who made the list include hundreds of former and serving Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members and Ministers.

The rest are government officials, party elders (Campaign Patrons) and chieftains in States, women and youth leaders, as well as thespians.

APC Governors (and governorship candidates) will serve as the Coordinator of their States. In addition to the role, a few of them will also act as Zonal Coordinator or Special Adviser.

The Directors are Festus Keyamo, Public Affairs; Femi Fani-Kayode, New Media; Bayo Onanuga, Media and Publicity; Mohammed Idris, Strategic Communications; Aminu Jaji, Contact and Mobilization.

Bello Goronyo, Youth Mobilization; Birnin Kudu, Parliamentarian; Mustapha Muhaja, Campaign Planning; Wale Edun, Finance; Babatunde Fashola, Election Planning and Monitoring.

Gbemisola Saraki, Trade and Economic; Bobboi Kagama, Labour; Abike Dabiri, Protocol and Events; Nuhu Ribadu, Stakeholders Relations; Musa Babayo, Policy and Research; Ade Omole, Diaspora.

Hassan Liman, Legal; Jubril Abdulmalik, Intelligence and Security; Kolade Alabi, Local Government; Musiliu Obanikoro, SDGs; Ayuba Gufwan, PWD; Jack Rich, Fund Raising; Zack Orji, Performing Arts, among others.

See the full list here:

https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PCC-LEADERSHIP-PDF.pdf

 

 

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Osun: PDP Govs Congratulate Sen. Adeleke, Pledges Unconditional Support

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The Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke on his inauguration as Governor of Osun State.

The forum also pledged unconditional support for Senator Adeleke throughout his tenure.

Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a statement by the Director-General, Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum said Senator Adeleke’s July 2022 victory at the polls was a testimony to the gallant efforts, hard work, teamwork, skillful campaigns, efficient resource allocation, openness, and humility exhibited over the years.

It recalled that “at the campaigns, he concentrated on issues that mattered most to Osun people and they, in turn, responded in kind with their votes, bestowing on him and the PDP an earth-shaking victory of historic proportions.”

The statement said “this proves once again that God’s time is the best. He chooses the time and the place.

“This mandate has all the trapping of the love and prayers of the people. The PDP – GF looks forward to a very engaging and prosperous first tenure for Governor Adeleke and enjoins all the people of the state to continue to pray for him, and support him with their undiluted loyalty, as his heart is full of love and concern for their wellbeing.

“Today, the path has been cleared and the light of progress is shining on Osun State. It is now time for the “People’s governor” a man so much loved by the people, to settle down to develop a roadmap for the rapid development of Osun State. The State deserves the best”.

The Forum assured the people of Osun State that the PDP will not disappoint them.

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Video: Ademola Adeleke Sworn-in As 6th Elected Osun Gov

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Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been sworn-in as the 6th elected Governor of Osun State on Sunday morning.

At exactly 11:54am, Adeleke became the governor of Osun State after he was administered the oaths of allegiance and office by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo before a mammoth crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, supporters and guests from all walks of life.

Justice Adepele-Ojo also administered the oaths on the new Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adegboyega Adewusi.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including the Presidential Candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, his wife, Titi, his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governors of Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Bayelsa States and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndidi Elumelu.

It was also graced by traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reversed the name of the State from “State of Osun” to “Osun State” and also reversed its appellation from “The State of the Virtues” to “The State of the Living Spring”.

Adeleke also reversed all appointments made by the immediate past governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, effective from July 7th, 2022.

Governor Adeleke ordered that all government bank accounts be frozen.

He also stated that all actions of the Oyetola administration from July 17th will be revisited.

 

 

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(Video): Davido Makes First Public Appearance At Uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s Inauguration

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Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has made his first public appearance since the demise of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

The singer is in Osun state for the inauguration of his uncle and governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke as the next governor of the state.

 

The music star had been grieving the loss of his son as he became inactive on social media platforms and avoided public events.

However, the singer seemed to be over the loss as he joined family and friends in preparation for the inauguration of his uncle, Ademola.

In a series of photos posted by his aide, Israel DMW on Instagram, Davido could be seen in the company of his crew donning a sky blue agbada and putting on a dark shade glasses.

Israel DMW captioned the pictures, “OGA, NO GO EVER MINUS. WE OUTSIDE. @adeleke_01 OSUN STATE GOVERNOR.

 

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