By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe as chairman of the Media Council for his campaign Organisation.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Director-Genetal of the Saraki Campaign Organisation, Hon. Mohammed Wakil.
Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic, Director of Communications of the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan and later served as senior special assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both Presidents.
Okupe will work with other top professionals in the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of Dr. Saraki to the people of Nigeria and the international community.
Similarly, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Campaign Organization (ABSCO) has appointed Mr. Ilemona Onoja as spokesperson for the campaign.
The appointment is to take effect immediately.
Mr. Onoja, a legal practitioner, was educated at the Benue State University, Makurdi. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006.
Over the years, Onoja has been a very vocal voice in the campaign for good governance, respect for human rights and upholding the principles of the rule of law.