Lanre Issa-Onilu has been appointed the new National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Issa-Onilu’s appointment was ratified at the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Friday.
He ran for the position at the party’s elective convention in June, but lost to Bolaji Abdullahi.
Abdullahi later resigned from the position and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Both men are 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.
Yekini Nabena was appointed acting national publicity secretary after Abdullahi resigned on August 1.
Issa-Onilu has worked as journalist for 15 years and is a specialist in strategic public communications planning.