Buhari approves Amaechi as campaign DG

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Transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed as Secretary/Director-General of campaign organisation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.

President Buhari  approved the appointment according to Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

Amaechi was the Director-General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Committee in 2014 to 2015 that won the elections and brought the current administration into office.

The presidential aide disclosed that the new Director-General would announce other appointments into the campaign structure as approved by the president.

The 53-year-old was the fifth Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015.

He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011.

Amaechi was a member of the People’s Democratic Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress on 27 November 2013.

A 48-year-old lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Festue Keyamo had earlier been appointed the spokesman of the campaign organisation.

 

 

 

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