The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have been under fire over the names of the members of the National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).
Naija News had reported that the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was appointed as the Director General for the Committee.
The National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Umaru Bature, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement added that the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, was appointed as the Chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), while the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, was appointed as the Vice Chairman, North.
The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, was appointed as the Vice Chairman South of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and other governors are members of the PCC.
However, some Nigerians took to the microblogging platform, Twitter to slam Atiku and the PDP over the appointment of some party members into the committee.
See some of the reactions below.
@elgumuk wrote: “All the names are mostly the corrupt elements in NGR politics… Do you now think that PDP meant well for NGR… Same old people and mentality.”
@GrandMobilizer wrote: “Even Ike Ekweremadu that is not coming back soon is in their list of campaign council members. PDP is a very useless party!”
@Nero365 wrote: “Dem don put Wike for reserve bench, to play Europa league. No longer suitable for champions league games. Lol how the mighty as fallen.”
@MrDbanj wrote: “One name on the list, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi that dumped PDP for Accord to contest for Gubernatorial election in Osun State took the back door to join our party.”
@mojayzone wrote: “Very useless list. Ike that is in Lindon made the list.. even @Donald_Duke that will not support
@IfaKalifornia wrote: “EVERYBODY ON THAT LIST ARE ALL TH.IEV.E.S …. ALL OF THEM ALL HAVE ANTI-GRAFT CASES… NEVER AGAIN! Nigerians #VoteWisely.”
@Age_grade_Assoc wrote: “A list made in delusions of grandeur. Grasping at straws in stormy winds. Wike, Makinde etc have unresolved issues yet. Is this some sort of appeasement? Abubakar Atiku’s judgement stinks.”
@GoodeyPhyllis wrote: “There are about 60 women out of 323 names which means we have approximately 20 percent women of the total persons on the list. We will continue to be hopeful and pray that Gender Equality is considered to an extent in Nigeria.“