The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has appointed Daniel Bwala as one of his campaign spokespersons.
He also appointed Senator Dino Melaye, who was defeated in the last PDP senatorial primary election for the Kogi West senatorial district.
Bwala, who dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP a few weeks ago, used to be a legal aide to the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
The lawyer and public affairs analyst was two weeks ago approached by leaders of the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives with an offer of visible space in the Atiku campaign.
The Borno-born politician announced his defection to the PDP a few days after.
Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the Eighth Senate, got re-elected to the Nineth Senate but lost his seat to Senator Smart Adeyemi of the APC in an election petition case.
The controversial ex- senator also lost the recently concluded PDP primary election for the Kogi West district to a serving member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf.
The controversial Okun-born ex-lawmaker used to be a close ally of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki during the Eighth Senate.
However, he dumped Saraki when the Kwara-born ex-Senate President dropped from the power equation and switched loyalty to Atiku in the run-up to the PDP presidential primaries.
Saraki was one of the aspirants that contested and lost the PDP presidential ticket to Atiku in the October 2021 primaries.
A statement released on Thursday by the Media Adviser to Atiku, Mazi Paul Ibe, said the two appointments take immediate effect.