N’Central APC Stakeholders Meet to Pick Party’s Spokesman

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  •  Ex-minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, favoured for the job

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Indications have emerged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may hold a meeting of its North-central zone stakeholders to consider the replacement of the National Publicity Secretary today.

THISDAY gathered from sources that the leadership of the party had concluded the plans to select another spokesman from the North-central zone, particularly from Kwara State.

The former National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was last November last year appointed the Minister of Information and Culture.

Mr. Timi Frank who is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary was denied the position due his frosty relationship with senior members of the party. Added to his predicament, he was recently suspended from the party, throwing the position open.

The sources said a former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, is set to emerge the new spokesman of the party at a mini-convention slated to hold at the New Chelsea Hotel, Abuja at 11a.m.

It was also confirmed that delegates from only the six states of the North-central zone are expected at the convention, while the Senate President, members of the National Working Committee (NWC) as well as governors from the states are billed to attend the convention.

“Because it is a mini-convention, not all the stats of the federation are expected to attend. The mini-convention will only ratify the choice of the National Publicity Secretary and Mallam Bolaji Abdullahii is set to get the nod as the new spokesman of the party,” a source said.