By Our Reporter
Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has appointed the former governor of Benue State, Chief Gabriel Suswam, to head his presidential campaign team.
This was contained in a press release made available to our reporter,Thursday, and signed by the Akwa Ibom Information Commissioner, Ini Ememobong, who also doubles as the Protem Director, External Communications of the Campaign Council
The release, which was titled ‘Announcement of Key Officers of the Presidential Campaign Council for Udom Emmanuel Presidential Project,’ also said retired Colonel Habibu Shuaibu would be the Director General of the Council.
“Arising from the urgent need to coordinate the pre-nomination processes for the Udom Emmanuel Presidential Project , the following people have been appointed to some critical offices, they are:
“HE Sen.Dr. Gabriel Suswam -Chairman, Campaign Council. HE Col. Habibu Shuaibu (Rtd). -Director General and Bola Bolawole -Campaign Spokesperson.
“Sen. Suswam is a former Governor of Benue State, former member of the House of Representatives and a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Col. Shuaibu (Rtd) is a former Governor of Plateau and Niger states and a former Chief of Staff to General Ibrahim Babangida. He is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party and was a governorship aspirant in Kano state in 2011.
“Bola Bolawole holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan and worked in Punch newspapers as an Editor, Chairman of the Editorial Board and Deputy Editor-in -Chief. He has 37 unbroken years of stellar journalism practice.
“The campaign organization expects the full deployment of the huge capacity, contacts and expertise of the appointees to the attainment of success,” the statement stated.