APC appoints Issa-Onilu new spokesperson


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Lanre Issa-Onilu as its new national spokesperson.
The appointment was made Friday evening by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC in Abuja.
Although a formal announcement is yet to be made, Mr Issa-Onilu confirmed his appointment to the online news medium, Premium Times.
An aide to party Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Simon Ebegbulem, the paper said also confirmed the appointment but said Mr Issa-Onilu would have to be inaugurated before he can assume duties.
Issa-Onilu takes over from the acting spokesperson, Yekeen Nabena, who has now reverted to his position as deputy national publicity secretary of the party.
He will fill the position in the party that has been reportedly zoned to Kwara state.
Nabena took the spokesperson’s position in interim capacity following the resignation of Bolaji Abdullahi who defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
When contacted for details of the new appointment on Friday, Nabena said he was in Lagos and was not at the NWC meeting. He said he was yet to be briefed on the outcome but would release an official statement as soon as he is briefed.
The new publicity secretary, Issa-Onilu, is a specialist in strategic public communications planning, with vast experience in corporate and political communications, crisis communication, policy analysis and development issues.
A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, he holds MS Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, Virginia, U.S.A.
He also did courses in Advanced Public Relations and Media Audience Research at the New York University, United States, and attended several seminars and conferences in the U.S. and UK, including at the prestigious World Advertising Research Council (WARC) in London, UK.

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