The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has established three national campaign councils to oversee the upcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states. These elections are slated to take place on November 11.
In a strategic move to ensure effective campaign management, the NWC has selected key political figures to head and participate in the campaign councils. Notably, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, has been included as a member of the 123-person Campaign Council for Bayelsa state.
The campaign councils are as follows:
- Bayelsa State:
- Chair: Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state
- Co-Chairmen: Defence Minister Mohammed Badaru, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator George Akume.
- Imo State:
- Chair: Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River state
- Co-Chairmen: Ebonyi state Governor Francis Nwifuru, Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.
- Kogi State:
- Chair: Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state
- Co-Chairmen: Governors Babajide Sanwo-olu (Lagos), Umar Bago (Niger), and Uba Sani (Kaduna).
The selection of these high-profile figures as campaign council members highlights the importance that the APC places on these upcoming state elections. The councils will play a crucial role in strategizing and executing the party’s campaign efforts in order to secure victory in the polls.
With the campaigns set to intensify in the coming weeks, all eyes will be on the APC’s campaign councils as they work to rally support and communicate the party’s vision to the voters in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states. The elections are expected to have significant implications for the political landscape in these states and beyond.