Toni Kan is a well known Nigerian author and editor. He was recently appointed as a spokesman by the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq.
However, many APC supporters complained about the appointment. They said that Mr Kan had often criticised the Buhari Administration and they referred to Mr Kan as an “enemy within”. Mr Kan’s supporters trended the hashtag #WhoIsAfriadOfToniKan yesterday. However, Mr Kan has now declined the appointment at the behest of the minister.
TONI KAN (Lagosian Panglosian) @tonikan11
At the behest of HM @Sadiya_farouq @fmhdsd, in the wake of the outcry on twitter over my engagement as Media Consultant I wish to decline the position of Spokesperson. I thank her for the opportunity and wish the ministry all the best.