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Bashir Ahmad returns to Aso Villa, upgraded to special assistant

President Muhammadu Buhari has named his former personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, as special assistant on digital communications.

Secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad on July 20.

In the letter sighted by NAN on Sunday in Abuja, Mustapha said the appointment took effect from July 19, 2022.

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 office to resign.

The presidential media aide lost his bid to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s primaries for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency.

Ahmad had frowned at the way the party’s primary was conducted, saying it was riddled with fraud.

Ahmad is believed to be the only presidential aide recalled by the president since the conclusion of the APC primaries.

All the cabinet ministers and presidential aides except Ahmad, who resigned to participate in the APC primaries but failed to secure the party tickets had since been replaced by the president.

Some social commentators who spoke to NAN on the promotion of the media aide, said Ahmad successfully handled the social media space as personal assistant before his resignation.

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