Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has appointed Prof. Usman Yusuf as special adviser on community engagement to the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign council.
In a letter he personally signed, Atiku charged Prof. Yusuf to use his vast experiences and contacts to effectively discharge the responsibilities of his office.
He is also charged to build strong relationships with local community leaders, community-based organizations, gender and various age groups in the grassroots for the propagation of Atiku’s plans and ideas so as to ensure acceptability and necessary support in the local communities. Yusuf was the former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Recall that the Professor of haematology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation and an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University had in an interview opined that it will be difficult for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu to campaign in the Southeast.
He had written several articles in support of the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar and has been generally seen as a strong supporter of the PDP candidate.