Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, was on Sundayannounced the Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar 2019 presidential campaign organisation.
Atiku, who is running for the 2019 presidential election in a personally signed letter obtained by News Arena on Sunday, saddled the former PDP Chairmanship aspirant with the responsibility of coordinating his campaign strategies, staffing and resourcing among others..
The letter read in part, “I am pleased to officially notify you of the appointment of His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (“OGD” as he is popularly known), as the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation.
“OGD is a former two-term governor of Ogun State, and a foremost engineer, businessman and astute politician. He has vast knowledge of the Nigerian political terrain and has a wide network of contacts and friends all over Nigeria, and these are a few of the assets he will be bringing to our campaign organisation.
“I am in no doubt OGD is a very positive and welcome addition to our campaign and I look forward to working with him as he leads our campaign to victory come February 2019.
“Going forward, OGD as the Director-General, has overall responsibility for every aspect of the campaign. This includes mobilisation and organising (delegates and supporters), publicity and communication, finance and expenditure. I am in the process of setting up a separate fund raising committee which will work alongside and complement the campaign finance structure.
“The DG will also have overall responsibility for personnel, resourcing and campaign staffing and any other political or campaign related matters, that I give my delegated authority.
“From now on, my role will be limited to continuing my consultations with the relevant stakeholders in the PDP and in the political landscape as a whole. All campaign or other staff will report to the DG with immediate effect, and all campaign or political matters will also be referred to the DG.
“The DG will report to me directly.”