The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly appointed three former service chiefs as members of the campaign council for its presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar.
Premium Times reported that the membership of the council was announced on Thursday, September 15, by the PDP National Organizing Secretary, Bature Umar, in Abuja.
1. Ishaya Bamaiyi
Bamaiyi was army chief from 1996 to 1999 under the administrations of late Head of State, Sani Abacha and Abdulsalami Abubakar.
2. Kenneth Minimah
Kenneth Minimah hails from Rivers state. He served as army chief for one year in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
3. Martin Luther Agwai
Martin Luther Agwai, also former army chief, hails from Kaduna state. He was also hired from retirement by Ex-President Jonathan as the deputy head of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P), a government intervention agency.
The PCC has the mandate to organize the campaign for Atiku ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The council is chaired by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state while Governors Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State serve as his deputy in the north and south, respectively.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State is the director general of the campaign.