Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy and a former Senate President, Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.
Atiku in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Monday, explained that the key appointments of Special Advisers was aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team.
PDP has slated Wednesday September 28, 2023 for the inauguration of it’s National Campaign Management Commitee and Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), headed by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel respectively.
The statement reads in part, “Also appointed as Special Advisers to the candidate are former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.
“Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate.
“The appointments are to take immediate effect.
“Atiku Abubakar charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election.”