In order to avoid it failure at the March 28 presidential election, National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has picked its finest ‘brains’ to lead the campaign for gubernatorial elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) had slated November 21 for Kogi and December 5 for Bayelsa governorship elections.
Making the announced for the national campaign committees for the elections, Olisa Metuh , spokesman for the main opposition party said that deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, would head the Kogi election campaign and will be assisted by Senator Walid Jibril and Victor Kwon, the national legal adviser of the party, The Sun reports.
Also, the immediate past Senate president, David Mark, seven serving governors and other critical stakeholders will support the Ekweremadu’s team.
For the December 5 election in the home state of the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, would be the acting chairman of the party Board of Trustees, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed would be assisted by the former deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha as deputy chairman.
Also on the Bayelsa team are Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, his counterpart in the House, Leo Ogor, Onwe Solomon Onwe and four PDP governors.
Meanwhile, the party had disclosed that it had accepted mistakes and lapses made by its leaders since inception of the party in 1998.
The party had noted that the recommendation of Senator Ekwerenmade-led post-election review committee has been taken in good faith noting that deliberation will commence on the issues contained in the report.