BUKOLA Saraki, Senate President, alongside some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been tasked to direct the party’s National Campaign Council for the governorship election in Osun State.
While Saraki heads the team, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, are members.
The trio recently defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and this seems to be their first assignment.
The PDP National Organising Secretary, Colonel Autin Akobundu (rtd), revealed this in a statement on Saturday.
The council, which also has other PDP governors and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as members, will be inaugurated by the party’s leadership on Monday in the nation’s capital.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has approved the composition of the National Campaign Council for the September 22, 2018, Osun State Governorship Election.
“The Campaign Council will be inaugurated on Monday, September 3, 2018, by 2pm at the Legacy House, Abuja,” the party said in a statement.
Other members of the Council are: Dr Eddy Olafeso as the secretary of the Council, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark.
Also included are former PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and a chieftain of the party, Olabode Gorge, among others.
PDP’s Senator Ademola Adeleke and Mr Gboyega Oyetola of the APC will contend with the candidates of other political parties in the coming election for Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s successor.