President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday officially named the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director-General of his campaign organisation for his re-election bid in 2019.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement.
Months ago, it came to fore that Amaechi had been operating as the head of the campaign organisation when he announced Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), as its spokesperson.
The announcement came as a formal re-appointment of Amaechi as the Director-General of the campaign organisation that spearheaded the campaigns of the President and his deputy, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as then candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 presidential election which they won.
Although, Amaechi had months ago, named Festus Keyamo (SAN), as the spokesperson for the campaign organisation, Shehu said in his statement on Thursday that the former Governor of Rivers States would, with his formal re-appointment name other appointments into the campaign structure as approved by President Buhari.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organization for his re-election in 2019 with Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as Secretary/Director General.
“Hon. Amaechi was the Director General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Committee in 2014-2015 that won the elections and brought the current administration into office.
“The new Director General will announce other appointments into the campaign structure as approved by President Buhari.”