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Mark appoints Sen. Kure as Director General of campaign organisation

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential hopeful, Senator David Mark has appointed Senator Zainab Abdulkadir Kure as the Director General of his campaign organization.

Kure, a former first lady of Niger State between 1999 and 2007 was a Senator of the Federal Republic between 2007 and 2015.

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She represented Niger South Senatorial District on the platform of the PDP.

A consummate politician, Senator Kure was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and National Planning respectively, when Senator Mark held sway as the President of the 7th and 8th Senate.

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Senator Mark also appointed Abuja based legal practitioner, Barrister Abba Ejembi as the Spokesperson for his Campaign Organization.

Ejembi is a seasoned lawyer and public commentator.

David Mark recently handed over the structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue to Gov. Samuel Ortom.

The former President of the Senate handed over the structures at the party’s stakeholders meeting in Makurdi.

Meanwhile the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new dates for House of Assembly, National Assembly and governorship primaries ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The PDP has also extended by 7 days, the sale and submission of forms implying that the new deadline would be next Tuesday.

The PDP National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobondu (rtd) who made the new dates known to newsmen in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said September 20 has been slated for screening of National Assembly, governorship and presidential aspirants.

“On September 15, the party will pick candidates to vie for States Houses of Assembly seats while appeals arising from same earlier fixed for Monday, September 17, will now hold on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

“Congresses into the Federal Houses of Assembly will hold on Sunday, September 30, as against the earlier date of Friday, September 28. Appeals on these congresses hold on October 2, in the new timetable.

“Senatorial district congresses and appeals hold on September 28 and September 29 respectively while governorship primaries hold on September 26 with appeals slated for September 28,” the PDP said.