Veteran media professional, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, popularly known as Abu Sidiq, has declared interest in the position of the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sidiq, who is the current Head of Digital Media Unit of the Buhari Media Organisation, had previously worked in the media team of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Campaign Council.
The media czar has equally worked on media related projects with several individuals and organisations both in the private and public sectors.
In his declaration sent to this platform, Sidiq based his reason for running for the position of National Publicity Secretary on the need for APC to “continue to hold sway at the centre and win even more states, the national and state assemblies and the local government.”
Sidiqs declaration reads in full, “more than five years ago, political actors and gladiators from different parts of the country put head together to birth what is now known as the All Progressives Congress.
“The purpose of that creation is “to construct a progressive state anchored on social democracy, where the welfare and security of citizens are paramount.” While that the party has faced some challenges in achieving this well thought out objective especially coming into government at a time the nation was on the brink of collapse, there is no doubt that the governing All Progressives Congress is making a steady and sustainable progress in the nation’s development.
“As the governing party makes progress in this direction, everything must be put in place to ensure that the process is not truncated. Doing this, will require that the party continue to hold sway at the centre and win even more states, the national and state assemblies and the local government. While this can be achieved by managing the process that enthrones efficient relationship with the Nigerian public, equally important is a highly skilled and experience person to drive the operations that will help to achieve the political goals of the party.
“It is on the basis of the above that I have decided to be of service to the party with the intent of joining hands with other officials to move the it forward. It is therefore my pleasure to formally declare my intention to contest for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of our great party, the All Progressives Congress in the June 2018 national convention.
“I offer myself for this position with the readiness to deploy a different but an all-encompassing approach towards propagating the party’s values and ideologies. Over the years, I have demonstrated the ability and the capacity of a reputable media practitioner and this I have used to the great advantage of my party, the All Progressives Congress. Having held the position of Communication Director of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Youth Forum (APYF), served as a member of the media committee of the 2015 Presidential Campaign Council of our great party and currently head the digital media unit of the Buhari Media Organisation in addition to my vast experience in managing media for individuals and organisations, I have the requisite knowledge to function effectively in this office.”