Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:44 pm
Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state as the Director-General of its Presidential Campaign Organisation.
The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos said that this would drive its efforts to win the 2015 presidential election.
It said the announcement followed the success of its convention at which its presidential candidate, retired Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was democratically elected and the follow-up successful choice of his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The party thanked Nigerians for their support and prayers toward the success of the convention.
It said it believed it had lived up to its promise to Nigerians to ensure that the choice of its presidential running mate would be made within the context of the best democratic ideals.
“We must confess that the choice was a tough one, considering the array of eminently qualified and outstanding candidates that we had to choose from.
”Yes, we were spoilt for choice but, in the end, we picked as running mate a man whose pedigree, nationally, sub-regionally, regionally and globally, attests to the fact that our party is a repository of high quality leadership materials.
“The fact is that our country, Nigeria, has no shortage of the very best human resources,” it said.
According to the party, Osinbajo is an award-winning professor of law, a legal luminary, a gentleman, a much-sought-after public speaker, a tested administrator, an author and a man of great ecclesiastical standing.