Saraki Named DG, Atiku’s Presidential Campaign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been named the director-general of campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The appointment was confirmed this morning by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who said zonal coordinators had also been named after long hours of meetings by the PDP hierarchy.

The coordinators according to him are, governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto, North-west), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe, North-east), Samuel Ortom (Benue, North-central), Nyesom Wike (Rivers, South-south) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi, South-east). Former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, would coordinate the South-west.

Ologbondiyan said Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Udom, was appointed Chairman of Fund Raising Committee, while former presidential aspirant, Alhaji Taminu Turaki, would head the legal committee.

Others campaign officials, he said, would be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, the party formally set the machinery in motion for the reconciliation of all aspirants that contested its presidential ticket in Port-Harcourt penultimate weekend in an attempt to rally them behind the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Although the primary was seen to be transparent and without rancour, the party still felt it should not take chances and asked its reconciliation committee headed Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to talk to the former aspirants and clear all possible grey areas.

The reconciliation moves started yesterday with a visit to Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Waziri Tambuwal, and former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in Abuja. With Dickson were Delta and Taraba States governors, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and Mr. Darius Ishaku.

Speaking after the meeting, Tambuwal accused President Muhammadu Buhari of maladministration, saying that the way the country was being run by proxy was unacceptable and won’t be allowed to continue after May 29, 2019.

Tambuwal assured the party and Nigerians that he was committed to the success and victory of the party at the general elections in February, 2019.

He stated, “We have had a robust and fruitful engagement on the way forward. And I have made my commitment immediately after the convention that I am going to support our candidate, Waziri Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, 100 percent for us to have victory at the general election.

“So, I am not wavering, I am not looking back. Work has started for us to ensure that the PDP family remains united and other lovers of democracy come and partner with us for us to ensure that we convincingly win this election. It is not about my personal ambition.

“It is about this country. And all of the issues we have discussed, canvassed and traversed for during our encounter with delegates and party leaders, have remained there.”

He said the misgovernance of Nigeria under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had to stop.

“We want a situation whereby the President of Nigeria will be hands on on issues of good governance, respect for the rule of law and the way this country is governed. So, I have given my commitment and I mean it, I am out for it. By the grace of God, we shall support Atiku Abubakar and PDP to win elections throughout Nigeria”, he said.

The Bayelsa State governor commended the former presidential aspirants for displaying maturity and spirit of sportsmanship after the Port Harcourt Convention, which was won by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Dickson who is the Chairman of the Committee said that the party had commenced series of consultative talks with all the aspirants and leaders of the party in the bid to retake political power from the APC in 2019.

According to him, “I am leading a team of the committee of governors to interact and compare notes with our brother, His Excellency Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State. As you all know, he ran a great race and we are all proud of what he did and what he continues to do. We appreciate his statesmanship; we appreciate the way and manner he has been of help to the party consolidating the gains the party is making.

“This afternoon, as part of our decision to go round, visit, encourage and interact with all our party leaders especially all those who indicated interest in the last presidential elections, we have held a fruitful meeting.

“We are actually starting from here and would be leaving from here to visit our former national caretaker chairman and also hold similar consultative meetings with him.”

On his part, the former caretaker chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi urged Atiku to include all the former presidential aspirants so that they could galvanise support for him.

He said while the aspirants went into the election as aspirants, they emerged collectively as a party.

He said he had long years of national and political relationship with Atiku, which had not changed, stressing that the PDP would be victorious in the 2019 elections.

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26 Responses to Saraki Named DG, Atiku’s Presidential Campaign

  1. JOHN October 16, 2018 at 10:53 am

    GOD DECISION BY THE PDP/ATIKU.

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  2. Ibrahim Abubakar October 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

    We need to put head together n work for our incoming president Abubakar atiku sai kayi turaki adamawa

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  3. Uchenna Kalu October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The incoming president of federal Republic of nigeria, just look at the overwhelming support ur getting allover the country since u picked ur party ticket,buhari is already losing sleep

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  4. Aigbokhaebho Odion October 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

    We’re together as a one big family. This is Atiku’s time

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  5. Lawrence Nyoyoh October 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    “Atiku Can not visit US” and so what??? We want a president not Mungo Park. But wait o! How many times has the US president ever visited Us what investment has he attracted from US except the title of “Lifeless President”?

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  6. Samuel Ekeoma October 16, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Atiku all the way, you have my full support

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  7. Ayodele Oje October 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Tested, Trusted, Truthful and hardworking that is Turaki Adamawa

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  8. mike October 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

    we are together as one big family.

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  9. Promise Saviour October 16, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Yes sir you are welcome. We will work together to get our country back.

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  10. Oguike Ugochukwu Franklin October 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Dear Incoming President (Atiku)

    Kindly add this to your own point agenda for Nigeria.

    1)Economy
    2)Education
    3)Bring down prices of petrol and kerosene
    4)uninterrupted electricity supply
    5)Insecurity (Boko haram)
    6)Wealth creation
    7)New International Airports ( East, West North)
    8)Bring back Nigeria Air ways
    9)dredging of abandoned river ports projects (East, West North)
    10)constriction of new Roads and bridges (East, West North)
    11)Fight corruption
    12)Food security.

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  11. Okore Wilson October 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I think with this new formation with God by outside we will take over this government of APC tyranny. (ASAMF Dalta coordinator Waziri Adamawa is the answer)

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  12. Adebesin suliaman October 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Buhari is going back to daura …atiku for sure

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  13. FJ Olorunfemi October 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Dear Atiku Abubakar,
    There is need to GIVE NIGERIA BACK TO THE PEOPLE
    Please contact me in a secure environment for
    an integrated economic and problem solving campaign proposal
    that should form a reasonable pivot of Atiku 2019

    This comment needs not be published until details of the proposal is secure with Atiku himself I hope,and a national launch
    in focus.
    Exclusive Offer lasts seven days starting tomorrow 17th Oct 2018.
    Thanks

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  14. Lazarus C Elex October 17, 2018 at 11:19 am

    A very good start.

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  15. ufot October 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    my name is the fortI am the youth leader of South south forum lagos state branch we need momulacazation fun that would us too campaign and also get the materials for the campaign want to talk about our great party another great candidate atiku abubakarso say this my number 08030820074

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  16. Chioma Judith Ononyaba October 17, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    This is why my party remains ever the best. Reconciliation is the key to unity. The Campaign Committee decision is the best. Kudos to my Stakeholders. PDP! Power to the People!! Power to the People! 2019!! 2019! Buhari must go now now!!

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  17. Chioma Judith Ononyaba October 17, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Perfect match

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  18. Okechukwu Boniface Akalazu October 18, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Atiku,is an acticulated and experienced politician whose time has come to take over naija’s presidency.He is loved by every true nigerian.God bless pdp for giving us Atiku.

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  19. Julie Ukachi October 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    By the grace of God, PDP will take over power come 2019.

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  20. Mary October 22, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Yes by the grace of God….Am fully Atikulated…U are there already…Am ready to help women aquire skills on ur behalf …2019 President..

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  21. Ehimare Austine October 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    PDP must as a matter of urgency setup machinery to address the grievances in the South East.

    The appointment of the Governor of Ebonyi State as one of the presidential campaign coordinators should be suspended until his comment that was trending on social media some months ago on his decision to support Buhari’s re election in 2019 is verified. I support Atiku

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  22. Akanbi olakunle October 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Atiku is our man , is man of masses , am ready to support him in my local government oluyole Oyo state in the name of Almighty God Alhaji Atiku abubakar will win presidential election in 2019. No more poverty no more weeping , no more sorrow , Atiku 2019.. Amen .

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  23. Bitrus Markus November 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    We support atikulators 2019

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  24. Emmanuel Alashateiro November 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    <<< Buhari an Apostle of 'Fighting Corruption' disgracing himself over common W.A.E.C – certificate. Why is he chasing affidavit? In law he must be charged with the offence of- PERJURY. He is bringing himself as the President into 1) Disrepute; 2) Public Ridicule 3) Not fit for the Office of President. 5) Similarly he has lied over his age? 6) He cannot control his appointees? and this country? His political-lieutenants have looted Nigeria massively. N 10 Trllion Naira purported missing at the verge of the Resignation of Adeoshun. Nigerians do not know the stage & state of the National Economy? We need detail & thorough Accountability to the Legislators and the entire people before the 2019 election should start. Buhari should know, the World is watching him?

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  25. Engr shodiya seun November 12, 2018 at 6:42 am

    My observation is that people are going through slot difficulty in some part of south west, they are not enjoying any benefit from most state government. A touch on assist in grading and fixing some little things on the their road network will win their heart before next election.
    It will be of great help if the campaign team can get a good and standard grading tractors in each region of the federation for tad rehabilitation in this season of rain. Thanks

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  26. Abanika November 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Saraki has the capacity and favour of God to lead the party to victory. let us rally round him for he is a perfect man for the job

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