#ObiDatti2023 Campaign Organization has appointed Pioneer Registrar and Chief Executive of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, ARCON (formerly APCON), Prof. Charles Okigbo as spokesman for the next year’s general elections.
His appointment is considered as a masterstroke for Labour Party considering his wealth of knowledge in strategic communications which he will use to help Peter Obi’s and Labour party’s presidential ambition come to reality.
Okigbo is a professor emeritus of strategic communication at the North Dakota State University (USA) where he conducts research on media coverage of elections, strategic fundraising in higher education, and the processes for leadership development and social change.
Okigbo was the former Registrar of the APCON, Vice President of ORBICOM, The UNESCO Think Tank at the University of Quebec, Montréal, Canada, and the Executive Coordinator of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Okigbo had taught full-time or part-time at the University of Nigeria, the University of Lagos, Daystar University, Nairobi, and the University of Nairobi. He has been a consultant and temporary adviser to UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, Ford Foundation, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
He is passionate about providing Executive Edu opportunities in ads & strategic com in Africa, the US, & other parts of the world.
Okigbo has published seven books on advertising and public relations, dev com, strategic health communication, public affairs reporting, and marketing.
Charles Okigbo is passionate about teaching strategic communication, advertising, public relations, and mixed-methods social research to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in communication, education, nonprofit organizations, and government service.