Bukola Saraki, Senate President and presidential aspirant seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Dr. Doyin Okupe as Chairman of the Media Council for his campaign organisation.

His appointment was announced on Tuesday.

Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic; Director of Communications of the presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, and also as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both presidents.

According to a statement by Honourable Mohammed Wakil, Director-General, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Campaign Organisation, "Okupe is expected to work with other top professionals in the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of Dr. Saraki to the people of Nigeria and the international community".

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