The APC has reportedly concluded plans to appoint a former minister of sports as its national publicity secretary, as the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary threatens legal action.
A former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, who is a loyalist of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reportedly received his letter of appointment to assume work as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national director of publicity.
According to an exclusive report by DailyTrust, the APC may face legal challenge because of the criteria it used to appoint the former minister as its national spokesman, after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to discuss the issue of Bolaji’s appointment failed to hold on Tuesday, though he was sighted at the party’s national secretariat.
Reacting to the issue, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, who is believed to have worked to be appointed as the party’s acting spokesman, threatened to sue the party.
“If they don’t follow due process, I will take the party to court. I will have no other option than to go to court 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 said.