Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, has appointed Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, as director-general of his campaign council.
Omo-Agege, in a statement on Wednesday, said Orubebe will lead “critical engagements” that would culminate in the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party at the polls.
He resigned his membership of the party in June.
The deputy senate president said bringing the former minister on board strengthens his campaign.
He said, “Orubebe shall, side by side with me, lead critical engagements and drive consultations, and by his renowned robustness, up the ante for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Together with the rest of the team, we shall show PDP the way out of Government House come May 29, 2023.
“Bringing him on board strengthens the campaign organisation straightaway, and builds a strategic redoubt of crucial stakeholders at the grassroots for the contest ahead.
“When news of Elder Godsday Orubebe’s resignation from the PDP filtered in, June, our campaign organisation applauded him for toeing the path of progress and enjoined him to pitch tent with progressives in the APC, and help in the task of taking over Government House come 2023.
“I am proud to announce that he heeded that call and joined our party, the APC, in his ward at Burutu Local Government Area.
“He will be bringing to our campaign organisation his vast reach at the grassroots, as well as at the state and federal levels, having been a supervisory councillor and chairman of local government, a state party chairman, and a two time minister of the federal republic.”