Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Kola Ologbondiyan as spokesperson for his campaign.
Paul Ibe, media adviser to Abubakar, announced the appointment in a statement on Thursday.
According to Ibe, the appointment takes immediate effect.
Ologbondiyan’s appointment brings to four the number of campaign spokespersons appointed by the former vice-president.
Abubakar had earlier appointed Daniel Bwala, Dino Melaye, and Charles Aniagwu as spokespersons for his presidential campaign.
“Ologbondiyan joins other spokespersons earlier appointed by the presidential candidate to project the unique selling points of Atiku Abubakar and keep the electorate updated about goings-on in the campaign,” the statement reads.
“Ologbondiyan was former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP (Dec. 2017-Dec. 2021). He was Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Council (2019 Presidential Election) and now member of National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
“He was Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark (2007-2015). He is a highly experienced journalist endowed with requisite skills of communication.
“He rose through the ranks from being Proofreader and Production Editor to becoming Assistant Politics Editor, Politics Editor, Group Politics Editor, Deputy Editor (Daily) and Digital Editor (Online) of the THISDAY Newspapers.”