Lagos APC Secretariat. Source: Premium Times

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Lanre Issa-Onilu as the new National Publicity Secretary of the party.

Issa-Onilu’s appointment was ratified at the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Friday.

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The new spokesperson contested for the position at the party’s elective convention in June but lost out Bolaji Abdullahi who later left the party for the People Democratic Party (PDP).

Issa-Onilu and Abdullahi both hail from Kwara state.

The new spokesman was said to have been backed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, at the convention but however, he lost, coming second.

Issa-Onilu has worked as a journalist for 15 years and is a specialist in strategic public communications planning.