The Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for hi
The Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for his campaign organisation. Saraki who defected from the ruling party, APC, is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okupe’s appointment was announced by Mohammed Wakil, director general of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation. In a statement, Wakil said Okupe will “work with other top professionals in the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of Dr. Saraki to the people of Nigeria and the international community”.
“A medical doctor and politician like Bukola Saraki, Doyin Okupe he had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic, Director of Communications of the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan and later served as senior special assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both Presidents,” the statement read.
He resigned his membership of the PDP last year, saying it is clear that the opposition party would not bear fruits in the future.