The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced a power-packed National Campaign Council to support the candidacy of its flagbearer, Valentine Ozigbo.
In a statement, yesterday, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the National Working Committee (NWC) had approved the appointment of the 145-strong team for the assignment.
According to the statement, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has been named as the chairman of the campaign council while the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, will serve as the Deputy Chairman.
A former Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka, is to serve as Secretary to the Council. The PDP named 10 other governors to the Council. They are Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, who is the governor of Sokoto State; Governors Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Diri Duoye (Bayelsa), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Darius Ishaku (Taraba).
“The November 6, 2021Anambra guber elections is expected to be keenly contested, and the PDP, by this move, is laying the grounds for the party to win the election and bring home the trophy.
“We promised a robust campaign based on the issues affecting the people of Anambra. This is just one more step by our party demonstrating to Nigerians, especially Ndi Anambra, that we are focused, ready and committed to doing what it takes to rescue them from the atrocious government offered by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
Others named to the Council included the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe; immediate past Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi; among others.
Reacting to this development, Ozigbo said that the strategic move by the NWC of the party was one more reason to assure a victorious outing in the election. He expressed confidence in the leadership of Ikpeazu and Okowa and their capacity to deliver on the party’s expectations.