The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has approved the appointment of Yekini Nabena as the acting national publicity secretary of the party.
The appointment was contained in a letter issued on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, in Abuja and signed by the national secretary of the party, Mai Mala Bunu.
It said the appointment followed the resignation of the party’s national spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, who defected to the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, earlier on Wednesday.
“I write to convey the resolution of the National Working Committee reached at its 34th regular meeting of August 1, 2018, mandating you to resume duty as the Acting National Publicity Secretary with immediate effect,” the letter read in part.
“This development is sequel to the resignation of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi as the National Publicity Secretary.”
It wished Nabena success in his services to the party and assured him of the highest regards of the leadership.
Bolaji Abdullahi Dumps APC
Bolaji Abdullahi, the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has departed from the party and resigned from his position in the party.
His official statement on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, as e-mailed to The Trent, ends a day of speculation over his stance on the recent exit from the APC by his political ally, Senate President Bukola Saraki.
According to his statement, Mr. Abdullahi said that he could no longer continue to play his role in a party that was at variance with his core values as a person.
“In the light of recent political developments in the country and within the APC,” the former sports minister who served under President Goodluck Jonathan, said that his resignation and exit from the party is with immediate effect.
He also slammed the APC in his resignation letter saying that the party celebrates and rewards propaganda and cheap lies by those who play the role of spokespersons for the organisation.
“Since assuming office as the spokesman of the party, I have tried to set a new template for public political communications in a way that departs from the vulgar abuse and verbal aggression of the recent past, where cheap lies and crude propaganda were normalised as politics, and even celebrated as measures of competence,” the statement read in party.
On Tuesday, when asked to confirm rumours that he had resigned from the APC, the former minister said he had not resigned. “I want to put it on record that I came through the front door and if I want to leave, I will leave through the front door,” he is quoted as saying.
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