Subject to ratification by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, Mr Abdullahi was picked on Thursday following an unanimous election by the party in the North Central Zone at a mini-convention which held at Chelsea hotel, Abuja.
He is to replace Alhaji Lai Mohammed who resigned to become Nigeria’s Minister for Information and Culture.
With this, the next step will be for the party’s National Working Committee to “officially” name him as Acting National Publicity Secretary preparatory to his ratification during the National Convention.
In the wake of the appointment, Comrade Timi Frank has said he remains the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party pending the outcome of the case he instituted against the party.
The suit which was filed before an Abuja High Court comes up for mention in December 5.
Others elected along with Abdullahi are Mohammed Zakari who was elected Deputy National Treasurer, while Zakari Mohammed and Abdul Magun Ibrahim were elected to fill the vacant positions of Zonal Secretary and Zonal Organising Secretary respectively.