President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dele Alake, a seasoned journalist and media adviser to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential council, as his spokesperson. Hours after the inauguration on Monday, Femi Fan-Kayode, former minister of aviation, announced that Alake had been appointed as the president’s spokesperson.
“Congrats to my friend and brother Dele Alake for being appointed as presidential spokesman. He will do an excellent job, and I am very proud of him,” he wrote on his Twitter page. Alake was commissioner for information and strategy in Lagos between 1999–2007 when Tinubu was the governor.
In 2014, he was appointed as the director of media and communication of the Buhari campaign organisation – his return to national politics after a brief hiatus from public roles. As a journalist, Alake worked with Concord Press publishers as a writer and editor. After a year, he became a columnist in the National Concord and served in that capacity until 1989. He was appointed editor of Sunday Concord in the same year and held the position till 1995 before becoming the editor of the National Concord.
Mr. Dele Alake, has however described his rumoured appointment as the Spokesman to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as Fake News.