- The inauguration of the PDP presidential campaign council continues to generate reactions
- Former APC deputy spokesman, Timi Frank says the appointment of Dr Bukola Saraki is a good choice
- Frank said the defeat of the ruling APC is sure in the 2019 polls
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party on the appointment of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki as the campaign director general.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Tuesday, October 16, Comrade Frank said with the team put together by the PDP, defeat is already imminent for President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, APC.
He further said because of the popularity and love Nigerians have for most of the PDP figures in the campaign team, victory is assured for the opposition party in the coming general elections.
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Some other names announced as zonal coordinators by the PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, include; Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto, north-west), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe, north-east), Samuel Ortom (Benue, North-central), Nyesom Wike (Rivers, south-south), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi, south-east), while Former Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, would coordinate the south-west.
Ologbondiyan also said Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom, was appointed chairman of the fund raising committee, while former presidential aspirant, Alhaji Taminu Turaki, would head the legal committee.
His words: “I join other well meaning Nigerians to congratulate the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on his appointment as campaign DG.
“Dr. Saraki and other appointees have proved their competency to deliver and I believe that their current assignment will ensure a safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Daura while his party return to opposition after 2019 general elections.
“I also call on other PDP leaders, most especially all other presidential aspirants to join hands with Senator Saraki during the campaign to solidify the acceptability of PDP and its presidential candidate.”
Meanwhile, Comrade Frank has joined other prominent Nigerians in condemning the Executive Order 06 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.
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In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Sunday, October 14, Comrade Frank stated that the order is aimed at stifling opposition party chieftains ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He specifically mentioned that the order is targeted at politicians, traditional rulers, businessmen and women sympathetic to the quest by Atiku Abubakar emerge president in the general elections.
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