Nigerian youths in diaspora under the aegis of the Nigerian Diaspora Youth Coalition (NDYC) has announced a seven-member Presidential Campaign Council ahead of next year’s general elections.
Recall that the Diaspora organisation had recently announced and endorsed Mr. Peter Obi as its sole Presidential Candidate in the election at a meeting of the group held in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
In a statement on Monday, the NDYC said the campaign council will direct, coordinate, and mobilize support for Mr. Obi of the Labour Party (LP), its sole Presidential Candidate in the upcoming elections.
“Furthermore, the campaign council will execute and coordinate the existing campaign strategy and shall be at liberty to initiate and implement new strategies geared towards galvanizing support for our chosen candidate,” the statement said.
“The campaign council will closely work with the Board of Directors and shall present monthly updates to the Board on the actions and directions of the campaign,” the NDYC added.
The Campaign Council, which was approved by the NDYC Board of Directors, has Prince Ulame Erese as Chairman of the team, and Dr. Governor Godfrey Ameh as Executive Secretary.
While Mr. Basil Okpara shall act as 1st Vice President, Vanessa Osariemen Ojo-Igbinoba was named 2nd Vice President, and Mr. Kevin ‘Kaka’ Omokaro appointed UK Coordinator.
Other prominent diaspora Nigerians who made it to the seven-member team are Hon. Ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor and Dr. Gift Orukpe. Both were named Members of the Campaign Council.
The NDYC, which is the umbrella body of Nigerian youths in diaspora, took the decision of adopting Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) as its sole presidential candidate at the extraordinary special meeting held in Dallas, Texas, USA, in July.
“The Nigerian Diaspora Youths Coalition projects, supports, equips, and prepares youths to take their rightful place in the politics and governance of Nigeria. The organization was established in 2020 as an aftermath of the EndSARS movement in Nigeria to promote and support good governance; in line with that vision, the organization recently adopted the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, after intense scrutiny of all candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections.
“The organization has promised to massively support and campaign for the Labour party candidate. To this effect, the organization is setting up a campaign council to direct the campaign activities of the organization for Mr. Peter Obi,” the NDYC added.