Nigeria: Saraki appoints Doyin Okupe as chairman, campaign media council
London, September 11, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, announced the appointment of former presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe as the chairman of his Presidential Campaign Media Council.
Saraki shared the news on his Twitter handle, @bukolasaraki
He tweeted: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Doyin Okupe as the Chairman of my Presidential campaign’s Media Council. Dr. Okupe has served as the National Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention.
Later in a statement issued on Tuesday, the Director General of the Bukola Saraki Campaign Organisation, Mohammed Wakil, said Dr Okupe will work with other professionals on the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of the Senate President to Nigerians and the international community.
Okupe who is a medical doctor and politician has served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic.
He has also worked as the Director of Communications during the presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
He later served as a Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both Presidents.