By Usman Gwadabe
The national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Yusuf Dingyadi as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Communication.
According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the National Chairman on Media and Communication, Mr. Simon Imobo-Tswam, the appointment took effect from July 1. Dingyadi is a seasoned journalist and political communications specialist who put in over two decades in the media industry before venturing into partisan politics.
Besides working in the Media Directorate of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dingyadi served as a media assistant to former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, as well as of the incumbent Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal.
His many duty tours in the media include BBC Hausa Service (Correspondent) and Nasiha Newspapers (Correspondent).
He is also a member of PDP Northern Caucus of Media Professionals, Youths Forum. In the political space, Yusuf Dingyadi has been privileged to serve as: State Publicity Secretary, PDP Sokoto State; Secretary, Caretaker Committee, PDP Kebbi State, and different Ad-hoc committees of PDP at both local and national levels. He is married with children.