The former minister of defence and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Dr Bello Haliru, has been appointed the head of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Declaration Committee.
As two former Presidents of the senate, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Anyim Pius Anyim were appointed deputy chairman and Secretary of the committee respectively.
President Jonathan is being expected to make public his desire to seek re-election in the 2015 general elections.
The meeting which was attended by Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo, PDP state governors and party officials also appointed Prof. Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali, Julius Imagwe (Senior Special Assistant – Youth) and Dr Baraka Sani (Senior Special Assistant –NSAP) members of the committee.
Others included are Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River (South South) and Theodore Orji of Abia (South-East) and Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State (South-West), Gov.. Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu of Niger (North Central), Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State (North-West) and Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State (North-East).
Those representing the National Assembly in the committee are Sen. Hosea Agbola , (Oyo), Sen.. Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna State), Rep. Bitrus Kaze (Plateau) and Rep. Salmas Badru (Ogun).
Also, Federal Executive Council members represented in the committee are: Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Dieziani Allison-Madueke (Bayelsa) and Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun), Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Maina (Adamawa) and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Bala Mohammed (Bauchi State).
Also included are national party officials from the zones among others.