Nigeria Senate President and Presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has appointed a former presidential spokesman Doyin Okupe the chairman of his Presidential campaign’s Media Council.
Okupe had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the former National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic and as the director of communications of the presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
Okupe also served as a senior special assistant on Media and Public Affairs to Obasanjo and immediate past President, Jonathan.
While making the announcement on Tuesday, the Senate President said he appointed Okupe so he can infuse his many years of strategic insight to his campaign team.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. @DoyinOkupe as the Chairman of my Presidential campaign’s Media Council. Dr. Okupe has served as the National Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC)," said Saraki.
"Dr. @DoyinOkupe brings many years of strategic insight to my campaign team, having worked as the Director of Communications for the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan," he added.
To bear PDP's presidential flag, Saraki will be contesting against former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; and former governors including Sule Lamido, Ahmed Makarfi, Attahiru Bafarawa, Jonah Jang and Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Others are former Senate President, David Mark, former Senator, Baba Datti Ahmed, and former Minister Special Duties Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Tanimu Turaki.