THE All Progressives Congress (APC), North Central Zone, on Thursday, approved the nomination of a former Minister of Sport, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi as the National Publicity Secretary.
Abdullahi replaced former National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who resigned from the position to take up appointment as minister of Information and National Orientation.
The North Central Zone of APC, at a mini-convention held at the New Chelsea Hotel in Abuja, filled other vacant position allotted to the zone.
Other positions filled by the zone included: national deputy treasurer, which was zoned to Niger State; zonal secretary, which was zoned to Plateau State and zonal organising secretary, which also went to Niger State.
The deputy Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Honourable Godiya Akwashiki, nominated Mr Abdullahi for the position of National Publicity Secretary and his nomination was seconded by the representative of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Sabir Abdullahi.
However, the embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday, said that he, and not Abdullahi, was still the authentic spokesman of the party.
A statement he signed in Abuja while reacting to the APC mini-convention that nominated Abdullahi to replace Lai Mohammad, Frank declared that he was not against the former minister as a person but “the process to become an authentic spokesman should be followed.”
“I want to congratulate Bolaji Abdullahi for his nomination but he should know that this matter is still in court and until the court says otherwise, I am still the authentic acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC,” Frank said.