Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been officially announced as the Director-General of the Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 general elections.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, made the announcement during a chat with State House correspondents.
The APC chairman added that the former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, has been appointed as the deputy Director-General.
Adamu had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to inform him of the party’s decision to appoint Lalong as the head of Tinubu’s presidential campaign.
The APC chairman was accompanied by the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and Lalong.
Naija News learned that Lalong was appointed as DG of the Tinubu Presidential campaign in order to pacify the Christian community and woo aggrieved APC Northern Christians over the party’s decision to field a Mulsim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 polls.
Lalong was pencilled down to head the campaign council at a meeting on Monday night, which had Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima and some APC Governors in attendance.
Moe to come…