The presidential Aspirant and Governor of Sokoto State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has appointed Senator Tunde Ogbeha as the Chairman of his Presidential Campaign. This appointment takes immediate effect.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the governor, Muhammad Bello, says Senator Ogbeha is expected to deploy his vast experience in administration, public policy and politics to the Campaign and will chair meetings of the Tambuwal Campaign Council. He will help set up priorities and give direction to the Campaign.
Ogbeha is a retired general from Kogi State Nigeria who was administrator of Akwa Ibom State and then of Bendel State during the military rule of General Ibrahim Babangida. After the return to democracy in 1999 he was the elected senator representing Kogi West constituency of Kogi State from May 1999 to May 2007. Senator Ogbeha who had earlier served as an Ambassador is an alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru.
Ogbeha became Chairman of the Confluence Cable Network, Kogi State’s first private broadcasting station, after leaving the Senate in 2007. He also became a member of the board of Falcon Securities, a stock brokerage firm and was appointed in 2009 by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, representing the non-oil-producing North Central region.