The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has announced the composition of his campaign organization’s media team ahead of the 2023 elections.
The team will be headed by the Managing Director of The News/PMNews and former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga; a former Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Dele Alake; and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.
Onanuga made this public in a statement on Sunday. The statement read, “The directorate, approved by the presidential candidate is made up of three departments: Public Affairs, Media and Publicity, and Strategic Communication.
“In the approved directorate, Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director of The News/PMNews and former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, will continue his role as Director of Media and Publicity.
“Dele Alake, a former Commissioner for Information and veteran editor will serve as Director of Strategic Communication. He served in this role for the Buhari campaign from 2014-2015.
“The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo will continue his role as the campaign’s spokesman as Director of Public Affairs. The Directorate will also have six deputy directors: Lanre Issa-Onilu, Deputy Director, Communication Strategy; Hannatu Musawa, Deputy Director, Public Affairs; and Kehinde Bamigbetan, Deputy Director, Media Relations.
“Modibbo Kawu will be Deputy Director of Media and Publicity, while Mohammed Bulama will be in charge of multi-media. Seun Olufemi-White will be the Deputy Director of New Media.
The tripodal arrangement, the first in a presidential campaign, has a line of other assistant directors and senior officials, representing the nation’s various regions with job specifications spelt out. The campaign structure will also soon unveil representatives and spokesmen in all the states of the federation.”