May 29: New Twist as APC Governor-Elect Announces Major Appointment Before Inauguration

May 29: New Twist as APC Governor-Elect Announces Major Appointment Before Inauguration

  • Uba Sani, the governor-elect of Kaduna state, has announced an appointment for the office of the chief press secretary
  • The senator announced Muhammad Lawal, the current special assistant to outgoing Governor El-Rufai, on Political Matters
  • Lawal is said to have vast experience in conflict, peace and strategic management, and the governor-elect bragged that he is fit for the job

Kaduna, Kaduna - Senator Uba Sani, the Kaduna state governor-elect, announced his first appointment a few days before his inauguration, declaring Muhammad Shehu Lawal as his chief press secretary.

According to The Tribune, Sani explored the relevant experience of Lawal, spanning over 10 years, in political communication, conflict resolution, monitoring and evaluation, strategic communication, image management and peace-building.

Uba Sani/Kaduna governor-elect/APC/Kaduna/May 29/2023 Election
Kaduna State governor-elect, Uba Sani, announces major appointment. Photo Credit: Uba Sani
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In a statement he signed, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor-elect indicated that the appointment of Lawal would take effect from Tuesday, May 23.

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Lawal is said to have a Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) and Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Kaduna State University, Kaduna, as well as BSc in Political Science from the former institution.

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The new appointee is also said to have Interfaith Conflict Resolution and Conflict Analysis certificates from the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. Also in his credential is a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Global Health Learning Centre, Baltimore, USA.

The statement partly reads:

“Muhammad Shehu Lawal served as Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State on Political Matters from 2019 to 2023. He played a key role in the design and execution of the media and communications strategies of the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council and the North West APC Presidential Campaign Council."

May 29: Ganduje, Matawalle, 3 other govs having issues with governors-elect earlier reported that before May 29, when their tenure would be officially ending, they are expected to hand over to their successor as stipulated in the constitution, but some outgoing governors may not do the proper thing in handing over.

This is because these governors have been accused of not cooperating with the transition committee of the governors-elect in their state.

The tension between the transition committees and the outgoing governors is coming from the questions about the financial status of the state that the committees are about. 5 of the outgoing governors fall into this category.


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