Buhari en­thu­si­ast joins race for APC spokesman’s seat

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

A pop­u­lar blog­ger and mem­ber of the Buhari Me­dia Or­gan­i­sa­tion (BMO), Abubakar Sidiq Us­man, yes­ter­day, picked the nom­i­na­tion and ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est forms to con­test the po­si­tion of na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the rul­ing APC.

Us­man, who was ac­com­pa­nied by BMO mem­bers to the na­tional sec­re­tariat of the APC in Abuja, pledged to use fact and fig­ures to chal­lenge what he de­scribed as lies be­ing dished out by the PDP and ADP, in the event he emerged APC spokesman at the June 23 na­tional con­ven­tion of the party.

He also pledged to cre­ate a syn­ergy in the man­age­ment of com­mu­ni­ca­tion flow be­tween party or­gans and arms of govern­ment at var­i­ous lev­els, adding that rel­e­vant tar­get­based com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­niques would be em­ployed to ex­tend the po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence of the APC.

The Kogi State-born young politi­cian, who said he had con­sulted widely and had the sup­port of all stake­hold­ers be­fore pick­ing the forms, said his emer­gence would be a bad mar­ket to the op­po­si­tion par­ties sell­ing lies against the APC.

“If mem­bers of the party don’t even know what is hap­pen­ing in their party, there is no way they can go out and sell the party and con­vince more peo­ple to come and join it,” he said.

His en­try into the race seemed to have con­firmed the cur­rent feel­ing that the northcen­tral zone of the party might have mi­cro-zoned the po­si­tion of na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary to Kogi State.

Daily Trust learnt that Kwara State might have set­tled for the po­si­tion of Na­tional Woman Leader with a for­mer sen­a­tor and the daugh­ter of the Olu­sola Saraki dy­nasty, Gbe­misola, be­ing touted as the likely suc­ces­sor to Ha­jiya Ra­matu Ti­jani Aliyu, who presently oc­cu­pies the seat.

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