After failed Reps bid, Buhari’s ex-aide reappointed as SA

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Bashir Ahmad, a former Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, has been upgraded to a Special Assistant on Digital Communications.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ahmad’s appointment was contained in a letter dated July 20 by the the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

In the letter sighted by NAN on Sunday in Abuja, Mustapha said the appointment took effect from July 19.

It would be recalled that Ahmad had resigned his previous position as Personal Assistant to the President in line with the presidential directive urging all political office holders wishing to contest elective offices to resign.

He, however, lost his bid to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s primaries for Gaya/Ajingi/Albasu Federal Constituency in Kano State.

Ahmad had rejected the outcome of the election won by the incumbent lawmaker, Mahmud Gaya, alleging that the exercise was fraught with fraud.

Meanwhile, Ahmad is said to be the only presidential aide reappointed by Buhari since the conclusion of the APC primaries.

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