Three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress are poised to replace the outgoing national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed.
Among the aspirants jostling to serve as the mouthpiece of the ruling party are Sola Lawal who is the current publicity secretary of the Ogun state chapter, Joe Igbokwe (Lagos) and Fasakin.
Mohammed is expected to resign his position following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari as minister and his successful screening and confirmation by the Senate.
Both Lawal and Igbokwe have many years’ experiences as spokesmen of the APC and have showed interest in the job, while Fasakin was said to have been under pressure by his colleagues across the nation to signify his interest for the job.
A source in the ruling party said: “The position will be vacant by the end of the month. There is nothing on ground to show that the deputy publicity secretary, Timi Frank, will step into Lai Mohammed’s shoes. The party will look for a professional and an astute politician to do the job. Also, zoning may not favour the deputy publicity secretary.”
Meanwhile, the APC had said that Wike will lose in a fresh free and fair election. The party went ahead to boast that its gubernatorial candidate, Dakuku Peterside, will mercilessly beat Wike in a free and fair election.
The main opposition party in the state said: “If Wike and PDP are convinced that they truly won any election in Rivers State, we challenge them not to appeal the tribunal judgement and let the people of Rivers State decide in a free and fair election.”