Former Borno State governor and one time National Chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Mode Sheriff has been named as the Director
General of President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee.
The committee consists of a 35-member Support Committee, 10-member
National Advisory Committee and five national patrons with President
Muhammadu Buhari as the Grand Patron.
The Sheriff-led body has personalities like Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,
Secretary to Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Asiwaju Bola
Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Mamman Daura as national patrons.
Members of the national advisory committee include: Senator M.T Mbu,
Senator Yerima Bakura, Senator George Akume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu,
Senator Ita Giwa, Hon. Gudaji Kazaure, Hajiya Ireti, Alhaji Ismaila Isa
Funtua and Senator Abu Ibrahim.
Also, a popular Kano musician Dauda Rara was appointed national director
of music, while a Nollywood actor and Lagos lawmaker Hon. Desmond Elliot
is the national publicity secretary. The Chief of Staff to the Imo State
governor and governorship aspirant of APC, Uche Ugwumba Nwosu, is the
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Hon
Gideon Sammani, who made the disclosure in a statement, said that
“prominent individuals were selected after the APC National Convention to
build on the momentum of the success to step up preparation within the
hierarchy and ranks and file of the party to fully support President
Muhammadu Buhari to continue with his programmes and policies for the
upliftment and advancement of the country with the manifesto of the APC.
“In preparation for the reelection of President Buhari in 2019, the
Presidential Support Committee, Buhari 2019 has appointed eminent
Nigerians to the National Working Committee of the organisation.
“The prominent individuals have been selected from Buhari Support Group in
their own rights as loyalists.”
The Director-General of Buhari’s 2019 campaign is Chief Rotimi Amaechi,
the former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transport.