Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted an 86-member national campaign council to champion the re-election of the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
The council is chaired by Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State are to serve as co-chairman and deputy chairman, respectively.
According to a statement jointly signed by APC national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the party’s national secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, the 86-member campaign council will be inaugurated today at the APC national headquarters in Abuja.
The council is expected to work for the victory of the APC and Oyetola.
The campaign council comprises of serving and former governors, ministers, members of the National Assembly, political appointees and APC chieftains across the country.
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello; and 18 governors – Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) will serve as vice-chairmen of the campaign council.
Other APC governors who are vice chairmen in the campaign council are Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Aminu Masari (Kastina), Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).