All Progressives Congress (APC) has named the President wife, Hajia Aisha Buhari, as the chairperson of its Women and Youths Presidential Campaign team for the forthcoming general election.
She will be assisted by the Vice President’s wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, who will serve also as the team’s co-chairman.
Their appointments were contained in a statement yesterday in Abuja by the Director of Information in the Office of the President’s wife, Mr. Suleiman Haruna.
According to Haruna, the team will be inaugurated today by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa at 2pm.
The appointees have a mandate to campaign vigorously for the re-election of Buhari and Osinbajo in the February 16 presidential poll.
The list of the appointees also has the APC National Woman Leader, Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa, as the National Coordinator.
Other executive team leaders include: Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire as vice chairman (South), Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura as vice chairman (North) and Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagu as deputy national coordinator (South).
According to the statement, Hajiya Binta Muazu will serve as the deputy national coordinator (North), with Mrs. Rashida Yahaya Bello as zonal coordinator (Northcentral), Mrs. Hadiza Mohammad Abubakar for Northeast, Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu for Northwest and Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha for Southeast.
Mrs. Florence Abiola Ajimobi will coordinate women and youths from the Southwest zone and Mrs. Judith Chibuike Amaechi would coordinate the Southsouth women and youths for the exercise.
The statement added that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration, Dr. Hajo Sani, will serve as the team’s Administrative Secretary.
Other members of the campaign team include: artistes and celebrities from Nollywood and Kannywood as well as technocrats, politicians, academicians and the business class.
The statement announced the establishment of an advisory council for the campaign team, comprising serving and ex-ministers, governors, legislators and security officers as well as top public officers.
To serve on the council are: Youth & Sports Minister Solomon Dalung; Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ali; retired Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba; Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isa, Gen. Buba Marwa; former governors Orji Ozu Kalu (Abia); Sullivan Chime (Enugu) and Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif (Borno).
Others are: Dr. Mohammed Mahmud; Dame Pauline Tallen; Hajiya Naajatu Mohammed; Prof. Pat Utomi; Dr. Nasiru Ladan; Prince Tonye Princewill; Festus Keyamo (SAN); Muniz Banire (SAN); Amb. Justice Muhammadu Dodo; Amb. Baba Jidda; Amb. Deborah Iliya; Amb. Suzanne Aderonke Folarin; Amb. Ayuba Ngbako; Mr. Terry Waya; Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi and Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki-Nakande.