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APC Picks Jonathan's Ex-Minister As New National Spokesman Today

APC Picks Jonathan's Ex-Minister As New National Spokesman Today

Bolaji Abdullahi

A former Sports Minister under the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi will today be formalised as the new spokesman of the ruling All progressives Congress, APC, at a mini-convention scheduled  to hold at Abuja for the purpose, barring last minute change.

It was gathered that a former Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, from Kwara State, was being tipped for the job.

News Punch had since October 25th published that the ex-minister has been picked to replace Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who had resigned from the position to take a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari's Government.

Bolaji Abdullahi, an indigene of Kwara State served as Minister of Sports under former President Goodluck Jonathan. He is also said to be a stooge to the Senate Presdent, Bukola Saraki.

The embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary, of the party, Timi Frank, tried but failed to act in that capacity.

He has taken the party to court when it announced that he has been suspended.
It was however gathered that the leadership of the APC had concluded the plans to elect another spokesman from the North-Central geopolitical zone, with Kwara State emerging the preferred candidate.

The source said Abdullahi might emerge the new spokesman for the APC at a mini-convention expected to hold at the New Chelsea Hotel, Abuja at 11am.

It was also confirmed that delegates from only the six states of North-Central would attend the convention, while the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, members of the National Working Committee as well as governors from the states were billed to attend the convention.

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