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APC Gets New Spokesman
The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday named a new National Publicity Secretary when the North Central Zone of the party unanimously elected former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, as the spokesperson of the party.
However, the suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Timi Frank, said he remains the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party pending the outcome of the case he instituted against the party.
The suit, which was filed before an Abuja High Court, will be heard on December 5.
Abdullahi, from Kwara state, is expected to replace Lai Mohammed who vacated the seat about one year ago when he was appointed Minister of Information by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Others elected along with Abdullahi are Mohammed Zakari who was elected Deputy National Treasurer, while Zakari Mohammed and Abdul Magun Ibrahim were elected to fill the vacant positions of Zonal Secretary and Zonal Organising Secretary respectively.
The event was attended by the governors of Plateau and Niger States, Simon Lalong and Abubakar Sani Bello respectively, the representatives of the Kogi and Benue States governors, the representatives of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the National Vice Chairman of the zone, Zakari Idde, among others.
Abdullahi was nominated for the position by the Deputy Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Godiya Akwashiki and seconded by Senator Abdullahi representing Niger North senatorial zone before his nomination was confirmation through a voice vote.
Three others were also elected to fill vacant positions zoned to the North central as well as the zonal executive of the party.
Speaking on behalf of other elected officers, Abdullahi assured that he would operate differently from his predecessor and do everything humanly possible to endear the party to Nigerians.
He, however, told newsmen that he was conscious of the fact that the position of the spokesperson of the ruling party is an entirely different assignment from his former position as Minister of Sports.