Buhari reappoints media aide who lost APC primary

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad, dated July 20, 2022.

According to Mustapha, the appointment took effect from July 19, 2022.

The appointment came about two months after the presidential media aide failed to secure the All Progressives Congress’ Federal House of Representatives ticket for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency at the May 2022 primaries.

The PUNCH reports that Ahmad had resigned his previous position as Personal Assistant to the President in line with President Buhari’s directive that all political appointees seeking electoral offices step down.

Ahmad who has been spotted several times at the State House by our correspondent is considered to be the only presidential aide ‘recalled’ by the president since the conclusion of the APC primaries.

All cabinet members and presidential aides who resigned to contest for various electoral offices in the APC but failed to secure the tickets were not reinstated.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior…

Read Full Article from


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Joe Biden got the vibe shift he needed. Now he’s looking to make it count.

Buhari recalls Bashir Ahmad, upgrades him to Special Assistant