A political support group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to revisit the composition of the Presidential Campaign Council.
The group stated that this became necessary to avoid the mistake made in 2019 when the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Gbenga Daniel, defected to another party.
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The group stated in a protest letter to Atiku that he should make Chief Raymond Dokpesi the Director-General of his presidential campaign organisation.
The group, which goes by the name “Elders Forum for Atiku 2023’’, titled its letter to Atiku as: “Protest against the composition of directors in the national campaign management committee.’’
The letter was signed by its National Coordinator, Pa Lawrence Okojie and the National Secretary, Mr A.K Peters.
The group stated in the letter that its attention had been drawn to the list of the newly-appointed directors in the National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).
“We, the Elders Forum for Atiku 2023 write to protest the composition of the Directors and Deputy Directors at the NCMC.
“We strongly believe that proper considerations were not taken in arriving at these appointments as not all the Deputy Directors-General are duly committed to the matter.
“We believe that competence, loyalty, sincerity, experience and resilience in the struggle should be the essential ingredients that should have been considered in the selection of directors and deputy directors of the NCMC.
“We therefore strongly request that His Excellency should revisit these developments and do the needful to spare us a “Gbenga Daniel Part 2’’ in this 2023 presidential run,’’ the group stated. (NAN)