Chris Steven, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed, Festus Keyamo, a senior lawyer as the head of communications and strategy for his 2019 re-election bid.
Keyamo’s appointment was conveyed via an April 16 letter signed by Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
Buhari announced last week Monday that he would seek reelection, shortly before departing for London.
The news of the appointment comes a day after Buhari told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he was more concerned about governance than the 2019 elections.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, prominent for his rights activism, Keyamo remains one of the most vocal voices backing the Buhari administration since 2015.
He is expected to make a formal statement about his appointment soon.