Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been appointed by PDP Presidential Aspirant, Atiku Abubakar as the Director General of his presidential campaign organisation.
Daniel who served as Governor of Ogun from 2003 to 2011 will be tasked with leading Atiku’s presidential effort and leveraging his relationships within the party as Atiku looks likely to go against Ayodele Fayose for the party’s 2019 ticket.
In a statement released by Atiku’s media office, he stated his belief in Otunba Daniel as the right leader to bring victory in the 2019 general elections.
The statement in part read:
I am in no doubt OGD is a very positive and welcome addition to our campaign and I look forward to working with him as he leads our campaign to victory in February 2019.
Going forward, OGD as the Director General has overall responsibility for every aspect of the campaign. This includes mobilisation and organising (delegates and supporters), publicity and communication, finance and expenditure. I am in the process of setting up a separate fund raising committee which will work alongside and complement the campaign finance structure.
The DG will also have overall responsibility for personnel, resourcing and campaign staffing and any other political or campaign related matters, that I give my delegated authority.