JUST IN: APC names Lalong as Tinubu’s campaign DG, Keyamo spokesperson

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, appointed Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau State and chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, as the Director General of its Presidential Campaign Council.

The ruling party also announced the appointment of Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour as spokesperson for the campaign council.

The APC Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, made this known to State House Correspondents shortly after meeting the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

He said, “We are here to see Mr. President to brief him and to get his approval of plans that we are having regarding our campaign outfit.

“And once we have his approval, we intend to make major disclosure. We’re on the same page with the Presidential and the individuals who will play various roles in the campaign.

“The DG of the campaign is seated by my right here. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

“We have a spokesperson in the person of Festus Keyamo. The deputy spokesperson is Hannatu Musawa. This is what we came to discuss with the President.”

Adamu explained that the choice of Lalong was based on his ability to do the work required to ensure victory for the Tinubu-Shettima ticket in next year’s presidential elections.

He has the ability to do it. The party leadership has seen that he is capable of running the affairs of the campaign outfit,” he noted.