Lagos gubernatorial race: Ambode picks top campaign managers

As preparations for the 2015 general elections intensifies, the Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akinwunmi Ambode, has appointed the Vice-Chairman of the party’s Lagos West Senatorial district, Folusho Ogunde, as the Director General of Mr. Ambode’s campaign organisation.

A statement by the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation said Mr. Ogunde, a former Deputy Publicity Director of the APC in Lagos State, was an experienced political tactician and “will lead a team of seasoned and committed politicians and professionals to co-ordinate the activities towards the election of Akinwunmi Ambode as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.”

“The Chief Ologunde-led team will assist the Epe born candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, to intimate Lagosians with his manifesto of continuity and progress as well as co-ordinate the campaign that will witness a series of mega rallies, door to door activities and media outreach carefully designed to bring the message of Akinwunmi Ambode to every doorstep in Lagos,” the statement read.

Other top officials appointed by the organisation were Adeniji Kazeem as the Deputy Director General and former editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper, Steve Ayorinde, as Director of Media.

Mr. Ambode, a retired permanent secretary, was elected the APC candidate for the February 28 election ahead of 12 other aspirants.

The appointment of Mr. Ambode’s top campaign officials came on the heels of the announcement of Safurat Abdulkarim as the running mate of Mr. Ambode’s main contender, Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last week


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