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Osinbajo, Aregbesola Missing As Sanwo-Olu Chairs Lagos APC Campaign Council




Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola are conspicuously missing in the list of the Campaign Council for the 2023 Presidential and Governorship elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.

Naija News reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was appointed the Chairman of the campaign council while Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon was named as the Director-General.

The State Chairman of the ruling party, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, made this known during the inauguration of the council at the party’s secretariat in Lagos on Thursday.

Ojelabi also disclosed that he was named as the Deputy Chairman of the council, while the Deputy Governor of the state, Obafemi Hamzat, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, among others were the other notable members of the council.

Speaking at the event, Ojelabi said this is the first time the state is presenting a presidential candidate not as opposition but as a ruling party.

He, therefore, tasked every member of the campaign council to work tirelessly towards delivering the 5m votes for the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of the party in next year’s election.

Ojelabi disclosed that the council will be assisted by 16 Directorates; namely Secretariat; Planning, Research and Strategy; Budget and Finance; Mobilisation and Transport and Logistics.

Others are Strategic Communications; Volunteer/Support Group; Legal; Information and Technology; Religious; Ethnic Nationalities; Women; Youth & Student Affairs; Security; Organising; as well as Special Duties.

He said, “The members of the committee were carefully selected owing to your individual abilities and the belief that you will collectively as a committee deliver the state to the party.

“You are enjoined to work as a team and to carry everyone on board. You are also recommended to reconcile seeming differences within members of the party which might have arisen following the Party primaries, for us to confront the election with a united front.

“I have no doubt this powerful committee under the direction of Distinguished Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon and coordination of veteran and political management guru, Fouad Oki, will do us proud and win overwhelmingly for our dear Party APC.

“I am glad to say with sense of satisfaction the growing fortunes of the party in Lagos back-to-back the last six (6) election cycles. This will no doubt increase our chance of winning the election with landslide victory.”

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