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Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by olatade(m): 8:20pm On Jan 01, 2016
Barely two months after the former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, vacated his position, search for his replacement has begun, Daily Trust gathered.
An impeccable source within the party, who preferred not to be mentioned, said already some influential party leaders and political groups in the party have started strategizing for their candidates to succeed Mohammed.
The out-spoken former publicity secretary was recently appointed Minister of Information, hence making his former office vacant.
Daily Trust gathered that so far, some influential politicians from the South-south, South-west and the North have started preparing their candidates for the seat.
Among the contenders for the vacant position are Mr. Joe Igbokwe, Mr. Tim Frank, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin and Alhaji Bashir Hayatu, alias Gentile.
Mr. Igbokwe is the publicity secretary of the APC in Lagos State and is said to be the choice for South-west politicians, among them former Lagos State governor and APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It was gathered that Tinubu and co plan to retain Mohammed’s seat.
Mr. Tim Frank is the current deputy national publicity secretary of the party. He has been a deputy to Lai Mohammed since June 2014 when the National Working Committee of the party was inaugurated.
According to a source within the party, Frank is said to be enjoying the support of some influential politicians from the South-south and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
However, Frank’s loyalty to Saraki, according to a party stalwart might be an obstacle to him in the race. He said: “With the challenges faced by Saraki, I don’t think Frank will emerge the next publicity secretary of the party.”
He also said that going by the current internal arrangements within the party in respect of positions, Frank will not succeed Muhammad without some adjustments.
However, for the Buhari Organisation, it is high time President consolidates the party by ensuring that his loyalist occupies the seat. In view of this, they prefer the former publicity secretary of President Buhari’s defunct party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, to be the APC’s next spokesman.
Fashakin has a brighter chance of becoming the next APC spokesman for some reasons:
One: he has been together with President Buhari and some notable leaders of the APC for a very long time.
Two: he knows the job very well having held the position of publicity secretary of the defunct CPC for many years.
And three: he enjoys the support of the Buhari Organisation.
Next after Fashakin is another out-spoken politician from Kano State, Alhaji Bashir Hayatu, alias Gentile. Daily Trust gathered that, Gentile enjoys the support of two strong politicians and national leaders of the APC.
A source close to the two influential party leaders, among them a serving governor in the North-west, hinted Daily Trust that the politicians are preparing Gentile for the job.
“The two leaders wanted to encourage young politicians to take over the lot of politics in the country, hence preferring Gentile to replace the former national publicity chairman of the party,” said the source.
Like Fashakin, Gentile also knows the job of publicity having served as director of publicity of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Kano between 2007 and 2011 and director campaign of former Kano State deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Tijjani Muhammad Gwarzo, when he contested for Kano governorship in 2011 under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
However, Gentile, like other contenders, has some predicaments which political pundits believed might prevent him from emerging the next publicity secretary of the party.
Though in terms of paper qualification he is rated high by some political analysts, having obtained a master’s degree in political communication from the City University, London, he is seen by many as not a member of the APC and this could be a minus for him as far as the race is concerned.
Another obstacle associated with Gentile was his low participation in the activities of the party, an issue which some politicians predicted might have prevented him from succeeding Alhaji Lai Mohammed as APC national publicity.
But Alhaji Idi Bello Giginyu, a political associate of the contender, confirmed to Daily Trust that Gentile is a full member of the APC, having obtained the party’s membership card on February 2, 2014, a day after the commencement of the APC membership registration exercise.
According to him, the membership card with registration number KN/NAS/05029282 was obtained at Giginyu ward in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Giginyu said: “After all, having been an active member of the defunct ACN, Gentile becomes an automatic member of the APC since his party, ACN, was part of the three parties that formed the merger to form what is today called APC.”
 


http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/search-for-lai-mohammed-s-replacement-intensifies/126907.html
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Aristotle96(m): 8:20pm On Jan 01, 2016
Maza maza
Ozuobo ozuobo
I don't know Yoruba own o somebody help me out undecided

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by viktagorion: 10:17pm On Jan 01, 2016
Let them get Dele Alake now.


Why are these people wasting time?



Mr Alake will fill those shoes effortlessly.
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by johnmartus(m): 10:18pm On Jan 01, 2016
Aristotle96:
Maza maza
Ozuobo ozuobo
I don't know Yoruba own o somebody help me out undecided
YOU SOUND LIKE SOMEONE HAVE BRAIN-DISORDERS.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Blunttalker: 10:37pm On Jan 01, 2016
Ok
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Aristotle96(m): 10:52pm On Jan 01, 2016
johnmartus:
YOU SOUND LIKE SOMEONE HAVE BRAIN-DISORDERS.
ok sir but why the taught?
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by babyfaceafrica: 11:21pm On Jan 01, 2016
No on can fill lai shoes perfectly...metuh is a learner to lai...that guy sabi in job die...propaganda is his name!!!!

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by fitzmayowa: 11:28pm On Jan 01, 2016
babyfaceafrica:
No on can fill lai shoes perfectly...that guy sabi in job die...propaganda is his name!!!!

Lying is his game...cheesy grin cheesy

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by appini: 11:30pm On Jan 01, 2016
He should be managing the both offices together.
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Csami(m): 11:38pm On Jan 01, 2016
It's about that damn time.
Lying is my hobby......linus mohammad

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by morbeta(m): 11:52pm On Jan 01, 2016
Joe Igbokwe will do better.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Jorussia(m): 12:45am On Jan 02, 2016
Uarguably,Igbokwe is the best man for the job.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Demmocrats(m): 5:06am On Jan 02, 2016
The out-spoken former publicity secretary was recently appointed Minister of Information, hence making his former office vacant.
Daily Trust gathered that so far, some influential politicians from the South-south, South-west and the North have started preparing their candidates for the seat.


The caption of the thread made me think it was replacement of Lai Mohammed as the Minister of Information. Anyway to the thread the only person that has upper hand in this situation is still Lai Mohammed his recommendation alone is a very big added advantage. Any one he recommends has a very strong chance of taking the vacant position.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by kingdenny(m): 5:10am On Jan 02, 2016
Femi adesina should be moved there , grin

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by TonyeBarcanista(m): 5:14am On Jan 02, 2016
It's apc spokesman sef. I thought he wanted to be fired as the FG spokesman.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by hollywater: 5:26am On Jan 02, 2016
They should come to nairaland they are many of them here. Jobless ones for that matter. I think they will feet for that position so easily. One of them name start with B,the other ones name start with N.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by johnmartus(m): 8:13am On Jan 02, 2016
Aristotle96:
ok sir but why the taught?
grin
Aristotle96:
ok sir but why the taught?
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by miqos02(m): 8:32am On Jan 02, 2016
shocked
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by looseweight: 8:32am On Jan 02, 2016
Going by the recent reckless statements attributed to the information minister. He should be relieved of his position and a suitable and unbias man should be appointed to that sensitive position

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Dottore: 8:34am On Jan 02, 2016
[size=15pt]That job can only be done by a blatant liar and a sorry propagandist. From the look of things, I suggest they expand their search to PDP and choose between Olisa Metuh, Doyin Okupe and Nyesom Wike (after all he will need a job after being thrown out by the courts)
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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Jarus(m): 8:34am On Jan 02, 2016
Joe Igbokwe their best bet. The guy has got punches. He will be ahandful for Olisa Metuh.

Rotimi Fashakin too dey try, but na Joe be Baba for punches.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Sunnycliff(m): 8:35am On Jan 02, 2016
Lai lies is second to none. He has a destiny with opposition

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Demmocrats(m): 8:35am On Jan 02, 2016
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by OrlandoOwoh(m): 8:35am On Jan 02, 2016
For now, it's Rotimi Fashakin that can perform close to Lai Muhammed.
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by 4ward(m): 8:36am On Jan 02, 2016
Lieing is over
olatade:
Barely two months after the former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, vacated his position, search for his replacement has begun, Daily Trust gathered.
An impeccable source within the party, who preferred not to be mentioned, said already some influential party leaders and political groups in the party have started strategizing for their candidates to succeed Mohammed.
The out-spoken former publicity secretary was recently appointed Minister of Information, hence making his former office vacant.
Daily Trust gathered that so far, some influential politicians from the South-south, South-west and the North have started preparing their candidates for the seat.
Among the contenders for the vacant position are Mr. Joe Igbokwe, Mr. Tim Frank, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin and Alhaji Bashir Hayatu, alias Gentile.
Mr. Igbokwe is the publicity secretary of the APC in Lagos State and is said to be the choice for South-west politicians, among them former Lagos State governor and APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It was gathered that Tinubu and co plan to retain Mohammed’s seat.
Mr. Tim Frank is the current deputy national publicity secretary of the party. He has been a deputy to Lai Mohammed since June 2014 when the National Working Committee of the party was inaugurated.
According to a source within the party, Frank is said to be enjoying the support of some influential politicians from the South-south and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
However, Frank’s loyalty to Saraki, according to a party stalwart might be an obstacle to him in the race. He said: “With the challenges faced by Saraki, I don’t think Frank will emerge the next publicity secretary of the party.”
He also said that going by the current internal arrangements within the party in respect of positions, Frank will not succeed Muhammad without some adjustments.
However, for the Buhari Organisation, it is high time President consolidates the party by ensuring that his loyalist occupies the seat. In view of this, they prefer the former publicity secretary of President Buhari’s defunct party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, to be the APC’s next spokesman.
Fashakin has a brighter chance of becoming the next APC spokesman for some reasons:
One: he has been together with President Buhari and some notable leaders of the APC for a very long time.
Two: he knows the job very well having held the position of publicity secretary of the defunct CPC for many years.
And three: he enjoys the support of the Buhari Organisation.
Next after Fashakin is another out-spoken politician from Kano State, Alhaji Bashir Hayatu, alias Gentile. Daily Trust gathered that, Gentile enjoys the support of two strong politicians and national leaders of the APC.
A source close to the two influential party leaders, among them a serving governor in the North-west, hinted Daily Trust that the politicians are preparing Gentile for the job.
“The two leaders wanted to encourage young politicians to take over the lot of politics in the country, hence preferring Gentile to replace the former national publicity chairman of the party,” said the source.
Like Fashakin, Gentile also knows the job of publicity having served as director of publicity of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Kano between 2007 and 2011 and director campaign of former Kano State deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Tijjani Muhammad Gwarzo, when he contested for Kano governorship in 2011 under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
However, Gentile, like other contenders, has some predicaments which political pundits believed might prevent him from emerging the next publicity secretary of the party.
Though in terms of paper qualification he is rated high by some political analysts, having obtained a master’s degree in political communication from the City University, London, he is seen by many as not a member of the APC and this could be a minus for him as far as the race is concerned.
Another obstacle associated with Gentile was his low participation in the activities of the party, an issue which some politicians predicted might have prevented him from succeeding Alhaji Lai Mohammed as APC national publicity.
But Alhaji Idi Bello Giginyu, a political associate of the contender, confirmed to Daily Trust that Gentile is a full member of the APC, having obtained the party’s membership card on February 2, 2014, a day after the commencement of the APC membership registration exercise.
According to him, the membership card with registration number KN/NAS/05029282 was obtained at Giginyu ward in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Giginyu said: “After all, having been an active member of the defunct ACN, Gentile becomes an automatic member of the APC since his party, ACN, was part of the three parties that formed the merger to form what is today called APC.”
 


http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/search-for-lai-mohammed-s-replacement-intensifies/126907.html
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Lordave: 8:36am On Jan 02, 2016
The search to replace a colossal liar.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Pavore9: 8:36am On Jan 02, 2016
The Ultimate Search continues but if it is not Lai it can't never be like Lai, Nurse Metuh can attest to this! cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Lordave: 8:37am On Jan 02, 2016
The search for someone with an Olympic medal in lying.

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Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by Freiden(m): 8:38am On Jan 02, 2016
I am the perfect replacement. APC should consider me ooo.
Re: Search For Lai Mohammed’s Replacement Intensifies by OrlandoOwoh(m): 8:38am On Jan 02, 2016
Jarus:
Joe Igbokwe their best bet.
Joe Igbokwe is too temperamental. He speaks loosely.

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