- Governor Babajide Sanwoolu will lead the APC campaign council for the Ondo state governorship election
- Plateau state governor, Mr Simon Lalong will serve as the deputy chairman of the campaign council
- Six other governors will serve as members in the 104-member campaign council
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Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has been appointed as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council for the Ondo state governorship election.
This was revealed in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, August 11 by the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena.
Plateau state governor, Mr Simon Lalong will serve as the deputy chairman of the campaign council, while Comrade Mustapha Salihu will serve as secretary.
The Lagos state governor is becoming a popular figure within the ruling APC. Photo credit: LASG
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Governors Gbenga Isiaka Oyetola of Osun, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna and Babagana Zulum of Borno will also serve as members of the committee.
Other members include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege.
An interesting addition to the campaign team is Honourable Yakubu Dogara, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Weeks ago, Dogara served as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee for the party's candidates.
Days after he concluded his assignment, Dogara announced his defection to the APC in a move that surprised PDP chieftains.
Also on the list are ministers in the Buhari cabinet. They include Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Rauf Aregbesola, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief Timipre Sylva and Senator George Akume.
Senators Ibikunle Amosun, Rochas Anayo Okorocha, Aliyu Wammakko and Ajayi Borrofice are also members of the committee.
Overall, there are 104 APC members in the campaign council.
According to the statement, the campaign council will be inaugurated on Saturday, August 15 at the APC national secretariat.
Meanwhile, about 1,200 members of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) have declared support for the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the expected defection of Agboola Ajayi.
Ajayi who is the Ondo state deputy governor has recently been cleared to contest the October 10 governorship election on the platform of ZLP after his failure to get the PDP ticket.
Members of ZLP led by executives from the wards and local government across the state said they have pulled out of the party structure.
The ZLP members were led by Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, a member of the House of Representatives representing Akoko North East/ North West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
According to him, the governor has really worked well for all areas of the state and as a result of this deserves a second term in office.
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