Barring any last minute changes,
the All Progressives Congress will today (Thursday), hold a mini convention to
elect a new National Publicity Secretary.
A usually reliable source in the
party told our urban express news that the mini-convention is being convened to
elect a new spokesman for the party.
It was gathered that a former
Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, from Kwara State, was being tipped for the
The former occupant of the
position, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also an indigene of Kwara State, resigned from
the post to take up appointment as Minister of Information and National Orientation
more than a year ago.
The embattled Deputy National
Publicity Secretary, of the party, Timi Frank, tried but failed to act in that
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
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