2023 : Oyinlola, Makinde To Lead Atiku’s Presidential Campaign, As PDP BoT Meets Wike

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A former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State are among leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party being considered as the Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation.

This is just as the party’s Board of Trustees resolved to meet Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State with a view to putting an end to the crisis that emanated from the decision of Atiku not to pick the governor as his running mate.

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The trouble Atiku’s campaign is having with Wike is the major cause of the delay in inaugurating the presidential campaign council.

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The the plan is to pick a campaign manager from the South-West since this is the region that is considered as the strongest base of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

The chieftain, who wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said, “Usually, when running a presidential campaign, it is always good to pick a campaign manager from the region that your major opponent is from.

“When Buhari was running against Jonathan in 2015, he picked Amaechi as his campaign DG. Amaechi was from the Niger Delta just like Jonathan. Similarly, Jonathan picked Ahmadu Ali, who is from the North, as his campaign DG.

“So, the PDP is also considering the South-West for this strategic assignment. You know Atiku won Ondo and Oyo in 2019. Now, Osun is PDP territory as well.”

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