Friday, July 10, 2020
Home Politics APC IN DISARRAY AS TWO NATIONAL CHAIRMEN EMERGE IN LESS THAN 24...

APC IN DISARRAY AS TWO NATIONAL CHAIRMEN EMERGE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.

The report gathered by NEWSPORTALTV earlier this morning supports the claims that Mr. Victor Giadom has been appointed the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, according to a ruling of the FCT High Court.

Giadom is the party’s Deputy National Secretary and highest ranking official following the ruling of the Court of Appeal which upheld Oshiomhole’s suspension and declared all his actions since his suspension null and void.

In contrary to this, another report gathered earlier has stated that the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South) Sen. Abiola Ajumobi, former governor of Oyo state has been appointed the party’s National Chairman in acting capacity.

According to the reports, “following the Judgement of the Appeal Court of Nigeria, which upheld the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress {APC), the National Working Committee of the ruling party has named Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi as the acting National chairman”.

This was contained in a statement signed and released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, where, he stated that the decision was in tandem with the constitution of the APC.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by Wole Afolabi, the counsel to the Mr. Victor Giadom in the suit filed by him at the FCT High Court has confirmed his Client the authentic personality to the APC number one sit.

The statement read in parts below:

“COURT RECOGNIZES VICTOR GIADOM AS ACTING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC

“Our attention has been drawn to a statement purportedly issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC to the effect that Senator Abiola Ajumobi is to act as the National Chairman of APC following the suspension from office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the Court of Appeal.

“We wish to state that the statement must have been issued in complete ignorance of the order of the FCT High Court issued on 16th of March, 2020, by Hon. Justice S.U Bature in Suit No. FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 to the effect that Chief Victor Giadom is to act as the National Chairman of the party due to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman.

“The order was given the same day that the Court of Appeal earlier gave Oshiomhole a temporary respite by staying the execution of the said order suspending Oshiomhole. Now that the Court of Appeal has affirmed the order of suspension, it is only proper that the Order recognizing Chief Victor Giadom is implemented.

“Consequently, we have written to all law-enforcement agencies to implement the said order and any one who attempts to parade himself/herself other than Chief Victor Giadom as the Acting Chairman of the APC would be facing contempt of court proceedings.

“Kindly find attached the said Court Order.”

Thank You,

Late hour yesterday (Tuesday) it was reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, affirmed the suspension of Oshiomole as the National Chairman of the party.

The former Edo State Governor was also suspended as a member of the ruling party.

The court upheld the earlier ruling of an Abuja High Court, which in March 4, 2020, suspended Oshiomole and asked him to stop parading himself as the national chairman of the party.

Justice Eunice Onyemanam, in a unanimous judgment in the first appeal, held that the FCT high court had territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the suit as it did.

The appellate court also upheld the withdrawal of his rights and privileges as national chairman of the party, including his security details by Police and State Security Service.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS REINSTATEMENT OF SACKED COUNCILMEN AND COUNCILLORS IN IMO STATE BY GOV. EMEKA IHEDIOHA

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has today stayed action on the 1st...

APC CHAIRMAN IN ONDO STATE RESIGNS, JOINS PDP

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ese Odo area in Ondo state, Mr. Samuel Ajayi...

PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS N10.8TRN REVISED 2020 BUDGET WITH N5B

President Buhari has signed the revised 2020 Budget of N10.8 trillion. Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant...

EX EFCC CHAIRMAN’S PIP: ALLEGED N4BILLION TO VP OSINBAJO, MAGU REPEATEDLY REFUTES THE CLAIMS

As investigation against the embattled former Economic and Financial Corruption Commission (EFCC) boss, Ibrahim Magu, continues, different sources...

ONDO GUBER: 17 PARTIES NOTIFY INEC OF PRIMARIES, SETTLE FOR INDIRECT PRIMARIES

Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said 17 out of the 18 registered...