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Doyin Okupe Appointed Chairman Of Saraki's Media Campaign

Senate president Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for his 2019 Presidential campaign organisation.

The director general of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mohammed Wakil, in a statement released on Tuesday, announced Okupe’s appointment, saying that he will “work with other top professionals in the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of Dr. Saraki to the people of Nigeria and the international community”.

“Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic, Director of Communications of the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan and later served as senior special assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both Presidents,” the statement read.

Saraki in a statement on his social media pages, announce the appointment and wrote: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. @DoyinOkupe as the Chairman of my Presidential campaign’s Media Council. Dr. Okupe has served as the National Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC).

"Dr. @DoyinOkupe brings many years of strategic insight to my campaign team, having worked as the Director of Communications for the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan."