The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State on Monday warned the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, from portraying himself as the National Publicity Secretary of the party, a position which is occupied by Lanre Isa-Onilu.
The Kwara APC noted that Nabena does not have the right to occupy a position which is not vacant and zoned to the North-Central.
Recall that Nabena in a statement announced himself as the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, claiming that Isa-Onilu had been restrained from the position by the pronouncement of a Sokoto High Court.
The party in a statement signed by its chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, said, “We received with shock and dismay a statement credited to the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Yekini Nabena, stating his intention to ‘take over’ the office of the Party’s National Publicity Secretary currently and legitimately occupied by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu following an interpretation of a purported court order.”
“For a position that has been zoned to the North Central zone and micro-zoned to Kwara State, we of the Kwara State APC solidly and unanimously stand in defence of our rightful position of the APC National Publicity Secretary and candidate, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.”
Kwara APC noted that Onilu’s appointment was legally done and concluded by the North Central zone in July 2019.
It added, “The purported Sokoto court order Nabena seeks to profit from restrains the party from appointing or electing Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu for the position of the APC National Publicity Secretary.”
“In any case, the procured Sokoto court order has elapsed and no longer in effect.”
He also called on the National Working Committee of the party to “do the needful” and allow Lanre to remain in office.