A former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, and former Governor of Enugu, Sullivan Chime, will lead the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, in the state.
Former Chairman of Enugu chapter of the APC, Ben Nwoye made this known to newsmen on Wednesday after the inaugural meeting of a Tinubu/Shettima Support Group in Enugu.
Nwoye, Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Group in Enugu, disclosed that other APC chieftains that would be part of the campaign are the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, Senator Ayogu Eze, among others.
He vowed that the group will unite the warring members of the party in the state for Tinubu and other candidates contesting for elective positions.
Nwoye added that the group has set up a committee that will contact top party leaders in the state to come back to Enugu and campaign for Tinubu/Shettima victory.
He said: “A former president of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, and former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime; Osita Okechukwu, Senator Ayogu Eze, among other stakeholders, would lead the campaigns for Senator Bola Tinubu and other candidates of the party in Enugu State.
“The campaign group had resolved to contact the leaders, including the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu; the 2019 governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Ayogu Eze, and all the leaders who were pushed away by the party leadership in the state.
“We have resolved to unite the party in Enugu State and also contact our leaders and enjoin them to join hands in getting votes for the presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and his deputy, Shettima and other APC candidates.
“We have set up a committee that will contact our top leaders, Senator Ken Nnamani; former governor, Sullivan Chime; Senator Ayogu Eze, Mr Osita Okechukwu, Onyemuche Nnamani, Juliet Ibekaku and others to come back to Enugu and join hands to seek votes for the success of Tinubu in the next 2023 election.
“Our focus is to win elections in 2023. We are not concerned with the issue of who is authentic or who hijacked the party.
“We must vote and ensure the success of all APC candidates in Enugu State, especially our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”