PDP’s Strategic Choice By Naming Makinde To Chair Kogi Guber Council

The Oasis Reporters

October 12, 2019

From left, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed; Oyo State Governor and chairman of the PDP Campaign Council for Kogi State, Engr. Seyi Makinde and the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committees for the Bayelsa and Kogi states elections, held at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja. PHOTO: Oyo State Government.
From left, Former Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema; former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Oyo State Governor and chairman of the PDP Campaign Council for Kogi State, Engr. Seyi Makinde at the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committees for the Bayelsa and Kogi states elections, held at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja. PHOTO: Oyo State Government.

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has named the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde as Chairman, Kogi State governorship campaign council. Kogi State seems to be central in the hearts of PDP stalwarts because it was taken from the party, four years ago. It is currently being governed by Yahaya Bello, Nigeria’s youngest governor, but many say, his tenure has been lackluster. Workers have been owed salaries for several months, and the people seem to be desirous of change.

Engr. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State has credibility in governance and also has hands on experience in uprooting the ruling party. He did that in Oyo State. PDP supporters, especially in Logo State hope that he will pilot the PDP there to take out the ruling APC, using his Oyo template, whatever it was.

The party made this known in a statement signed by its National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) which also contained a long list of other members appointed to the committee.

OFFICIAL PDP NIGERIA

✔@OFFICIALPDPNIG

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN COUNCILS/COMMITTEES FOR BAYELSA AND KOGI STATES:

THE NWC OF OUR GREAT PARTY, THE @OFFICIALPDPNIG HAS APPROVED THE NOMINATION OF THE UNDER-LISTED TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF THE ABOVE NAMED COMMITTEES/COUNCILS AHEAD OF THE GUBER ELECTIONS IN BAYELSA AND KOGI STATES.

THE COMMITTEES WILL BE INAUGURATED AS FOLLOWS:
DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11,
2019
VENUE: NEC, HALL, WADATA PLAZA, WUSE ZONE 5, ABUJA.
TIME: 10:00AM
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES SHOULD PLEASE BE AVAILABLE FOR INAUGURATION.
SIGNED:
COL. AUSTIN AKOBUNDU (RTD)
NATIONAL ORGANIZING SECRETARY

10:08 AM – OCT 10, 2019

The party also listed Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State as the deputy chairman of the campaign council.

It will be recalls that the PDP had previously contacted the then Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Melaye who was also an aspirant in the September 4th Guber primary to chair the campaign council.

Dino Melaye however, refused to accede to the request, saying he wished the party well, before it unfolded that Melaye’s election to the Senate had been nullified by the Court of Appeal, and fresh election, ordered .

The statement further requested members of the committee to make themselves available at the party’s Wadata Plaza headquarters for official inauguration on Friday, 11th October 2019 at 10am.

The party in a similar development, also named the Governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, as the Chairman of the Bayelsa state governorship campaign.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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