Emerging report indicates that an advance campaign team of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has arrived the North-East and North-West States of Nigeria.
Recall, that the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones, are the strongholds of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The arrival of the team, is in preparation of Saraki’s visit to the two geopolitical zones, to meet with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Stakeholders in the regions.
This disclosure was made on Tuesday, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, which was sent to Post-Nigeria.
The statement revealed that the delegations, led by Senators Ubali Shittu (North-West), and Isa Hamma Misau (North-East), will be engaged in multiple meetings across the seven North-Western States, and the six North-Eastern States.
“The Senate President himself, will soon lead a team consisting Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, former Governors, and top Politician, on tour of the two zones, as part of his efforts to secure the nod of PDP delegates in the October 6, 2018 National Convention”, the statement read.
It added that the Senate President, who last Thursday, declared his intention to seek for the office of the President, on the PDP platform, has already met and consulted with nine State Governors, including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti States, respectively.
He has also met with Elder Statesmen, like former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, among others.
The statement further revealed that the consultations are in line with Saraki’s commitment, to ensure that all party Stakeholders are carried along in his campaign, ahead of the October PDP Presidential primary.
Members of the North-West delegation, include: Senator Shittu, Yakubu Mohammed, the Special Assistant on Political Affairs to the Senate President, Alhaji Akilu Ndabawa (Kano), Hajiya Fati Kamba, a Woman Elder in Kebbi, and Alhaji Sheriff Hashiru, a Northern Youth Leader from Kano State.
Others on the North-East delegation, include: Senator Isah Hamma Misau, Hon. Binta Bello, Alhaji Abubakar Jada, Engineer Mohammed Kachalla, and Mr. Seth Crowther.