STRONG indications emerged weekend that the immediate past Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah may have been saddled with the responsibility of coordinating all the groups presently positioning themselves to campaign for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in 2015.
A source told Vanguard yesterday that as a prelude to bringing her on board following her resignation recently, the presidency was creating a unit called Research and Strategy unit for which she would eventually become the Director- General. The unit will later metamorphose into a body that will spearhead the President’s campaign for re-election bid in 2015.
The new assignment, the source told vanguard would be similar to what she did prior to 2011 Presidential election when she handled a major campaign and enlightenment platform, the Neighbour to Neigbhour project which was very vibrant and made great impact.
Ahead of 2015 presidential election, different groups and non-governmental Organisations, NGOs rooting for President Jonathan’s re- election bid are currently not less than 115, just as they await for the formal declaration of the President to declare for 2015 presidency.Oduah, a source said came to mind for the position, given the strategic role she played in 2011 when Jonathan’s campaign was in full swing.
It will be recalled that she resigned last month, along side former Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade; former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe and former Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama.
But when Vanguard contacted, her media aide, Joe Obi on phone, he however said that he was not aware.