There is massive confusion in APC following Tuesday’s ruling of the Appeal Court upholding the suspension of the national chairman Adams Oshiomhole.
However, three members of the National Working Committee (NWC) are now laying claim to the leadership of the party.
Recall that, the National Working Committee of the APC on Tuesday night named the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as acting national chairman of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution which states that:
“The Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone.”
However, it is learnt that Ajimobi, is on admission in an undisclosed hospital for treatment of ailment suspected to be COVID-19. Ajimobi however, directed his spokesman, Bolaji Tunji, to announce on Tuesday night that a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party would be called soon to resolve all issues plaguing the part.
As the drama unfolded, Deputy National Secretary, Chief Victor Giadom at press conference at the party’s national secretariat on Wednesday, announced that a subsisting order of FCT High court delivered on the 16th of March 2020, by Justice S.U. Bature, ordered that with the earlier suspension of Oshiomhole, he (Giadom) should act as the National Chairman of the party.
He also claimed that the order could not be immediately effected at that time citing the temporary reprieve Oshiomhole got from the Court of Appeal on the same date.
Giadom proceeded to announce the cancellation of the decision of the Screening and Appeal Committees of the Edo governorship primary which disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Recall that Obaseki has been having a running battle with Adams Oshiomhole, and had announced his resignation from the APC on Tuesday following his disqualification from the upcoming party primaries.
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