Former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Olabimtan has been appointed as the Director-General of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation.
Olabimtan, one of the 24 governorship aspirants who battled for the ticket at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary, is a former commissioner in the Federal Civil Service Commission.
His emergence profile as the secretary of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) Students’ Vanguard brought him to limelight.
He was the unanimous choice of eminent leaders of the party as a member of the delegation of the UPN Monitoring Group to Bauchi State during the 1983 presidential election.
Olabimtan’s victory in the 2003 election to represent his constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly gave him a landmark opportunity to serve his people. He later became the Speaker of the House of Assembly between 2003 to 2007.
The appointment of the renown grassroots politician is with immediate effect. He will henceforth, take charge of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu’s electioneering campaign activities.
According to a statement by Aketi Media Group, the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation has also named the party chairman, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke and Senator Tayo Alasoadura as members of the Governor’s Council, the apex body of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, which will be chaired by the APC governorship candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, (SAN).
Other members of the council include Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Alhaji Jamiu Ekungba, Dr. Tunji Abayomi and Mr. Boye Oyewunmi, who were co-aspirants at the primary.
The statement also named Ade Adetimehin as the chairman of the campaign organization and secretary of the Governor’s Council. Adetimehin served as Special Assistant to the late Governor Adebayo Adefarati from 1999- 2003.
The chairman of Akeredolu campaign organisation is the rallying point of all shades of opinions among the progressives in Ondo State.
The constitution of these bodies marks the beginning of a full fledge APC governorship campaign for the forthcoming gubernatorial election slated for November 26, 2016 in Ondo State.
Source : ThenationonlineThenationonline