The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Amb. Wale Ojo-Lanre, has been listed as a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, for the 2023 presidential elections.

The astute journalist, who was a former Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to former governor of Ekiti State, Engr. Segun Oni and former chairman of the Oyo State council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, is a member of the New Media team of the campaign council.

A former editor with the Nigerian Tribune, Ojo-Lanre, has been a strong promoter of the party since its inception.

The media team, headed by former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, is made up of professionals and eminent personalities as members.

Speaking with journalists on the development, Ojo-Lanre said, “I am grateful to the party for nominating me as a member of the team, I didn’t lobby for this and since they deem it fit to include me, I will discharge my duty diligently and ensure we work for the party’s victory in 2023.

“Long before now, I have been projecting and defending the APC government, because I believe in it and its vision to take make Nigeria a better place.”

After dragging for weeks following the withdrawal of the first list, the APC last week released a fresh list of members of its PCC, naming the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, as second in command to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The fresh list was signed by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, unlike the initial 422-member list, signed by the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The list showed that the Adamu-led National Working Committee, NWC, if the APC may have taken full charge of the party’s presidential campaign.

President Buhari is still the chairman of the campaign council; while Hon James Faleke also retained his position as secretary of the council.

All members of the APC NWC, all former and present APC governors and their deputies, and all members of the National Assembly, among others, are members of the campaign council.

President Buhari last Friday formally inaugurate the presidential campaign council, tomorrow, Friday, at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, where the president also unveiled the policy document of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu.


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