Osun Election 2022: Sanwo-Olu Heads APC 86-Member Campaign Council

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the head of its 86-member National Campaign Council for the July 16 governorship election in Osun State.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, disclosed this via a statement issued on Wednesday.

While Sanwo-Olu will chair the campaign council, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), will serve as co-chairman and deputy chairman respectively.

According to the statement, the Governor Sanwo-Olu-led Campaign Council is expected to work for the victory of APC and Governor Gboyega Oyetola, the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Osun State, who is seeking re-election.

The statement listed serving and former governors, ministers, members of the National Assembly, political appointees and APC chieftains across the country as members of the Campaign Council.

They include the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello and 18 governors, which comprised Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu; Chairman, Southern Governors Forum and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu; Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, with the Plateau State Governor, Hon Simon Lalong expected to serve as vice-chairmen of the APC National Campaign Council.

Other APC governors who are vice chairmen in the campaign council are: Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Aminu Masari (Kastina), Abdulrahmah Abdulrasaq (Kwara), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN); his counterparts in the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); Niyi Adebayo (Industry, Trade and Investment), Gbemisola Saraki (State for Transport) and Timpreye Sylva (State for Petroleum) as well as Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on New Media, Jubril Gawat are also part of the campaign council.

Aliyu Ahmed and Prince Tona Famodera are to serve as the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the APC National Campaign Council.

 




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