Nigeria’s ruling Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly concluded plans to appoint a former minister of sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, as its national publicity secretary.
The former minister, a loyalist of Senate President Bukola Saraki, has reportedly received his letter of appointment to assume work as APC spokesman.
A meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to discuss the issue of Bolaji’s appointment was expected hold yesterday.
Abdullahi was also at the party’s national secretariat to confer with NWC members.
Reacting, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank, said he would take action.
Timi Frank, who has been vocal against the APC national chairman, John Oyegun, said: “If they don’t follow due process, I will take the party to court.”
“I will have to ask if the party, NWC or national chairman has any power to appoint anybody as acting national publicity secretary, or whatever name they want to call it, to speak for the party.
“As far as I’m concerned, it is not their business. I understand that they might call him any kind of name. He might be appointed by the national chairman or the NWC.
“I don’t know who will do that. It might take place anytime from now. I want to let you know that I’m still in charge as acting national publicity secretary of this party, whether anybody likes it or not.
“Nobody, appointed by Oyegun in the name of APC, can speak for the APC,” Frank declared.