A post circulated online Thursday evening says the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has named Senate president Dr Bukola Saraki as the director-general of his campaign for the 2019 election.
On the “Campaign Lead Team”, according to the story suspected to be fake, are other presidential aspirants in the just concluded PDP primaries. Apart from Saraki are Tambuwal, David Mark, Kwankwaso, and Dankwanbo. Femi Fani-Kayode will be in charge of media and publicity. The full list:
Dr Bukola Saraki – DG
Kwankwaso – North-West
Dankwambo – North-East
Chief Agbaje – South-West
Peter Obi – South-East
Liyel Imoke – South-South
David Mark – North-Central
Aminu Tambuwal – Secretary
Femi Fani-Kayode – Media/publicity
Deji Adeyunji – Youth mobilization
Hajiya Mariya Waziri – Women coordinator
A counter-post tells the public to disregard the fake news, as Atiku wouldn’t name a team before appointing his running mate.
The ruling APC’s presidential campaign is led by Festus Keyamo. The party is expected to announce a full team anytime soon. President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election.