APC Crisis: Ajimobi succeeds Oshiomole as APC Acting Nat’l Chair as Giadom fight back take over

  • Ajimobi Takes Over as Acting Chairman
  • Giadom Sacks Ajimobi, takes over as APC Acting National Chairman, annuls Edo guber screening result
  • APC National working committee disowns Giadom
  • Acting APC Chairman, Giadom Cancels Edo Governorship Primary Screening

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has named Senator Abiola Ajimobi as acting national chairman of the party.

APC revealed this on one of its Twitter handles late Tuesday.

See tweet:

APC NWC names Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Acting National Chairman of the APC:

“According to Section 14.2. (iii) of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone.” pic.twitter.com/F7lAA7JBra

— APC Nigeria Support (@APCNigeria) June 16, 2020

A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, reads:

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the news indicating the Appeal Court has upheld the suspension of the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT High Court pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Guided by advice from the Party’s legal department in line with the provisions of Section 14.2. (iii) of the Party’s constitution, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Sen. Abiola Ajimobi will serve as the Party’s Acting National Chairman.

According to Section 14.2. (iii) of the APC constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, North/South “Shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had affirmed the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman.

The appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court which in March ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole

The court also prohibited Oshiomhole from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.

In a unanimous judgment, the first appeal delivered by Justice Eunice Onyemanam , the court held that the trial court had territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the suit as it did .

The court also withdrew his rights and privileges as national chairman of the party including his security details.

“The identity of those who suspended Oshiomhole were not in doubt because in their unchallenged affidavit they made it clear that they were party members and officers of the party, therefore the appeal lacks merit,” the court held.

Ajimobi Takes Over as Acting Chairman

Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (South), Senator Abiola Ajimobi has implored on all APC Stakeholders in the country to continue to observe peace in the party.

Ajimobi who was nominated as acting National Chairman of the APC spoke on Tuesday night through his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, in the aftermath of the order of the Court of Appeal affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman.

Senator Ajimobi took over the leadership of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution that states that, “the Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.

According to a Statement by the Spokesman to the Acting National Chairman, a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), would be called soon to resolve all contentious issues. “We should therefore let peace continue to reign until we call the NEC meeting and take a position on the way forward”, he said.

Giadom Sacks Ajimobi, takes over as APC Acting National Chairman, annuls Edo guber screening result

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) worsened this morning of Wednesday when the party’s Deputy National Secretary, Chief Victor Giadom, took over as the party’s Acting National Chairman.

He promptly annulled the results of the recent Edo State governorship screening exercise that controversially disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki, leading to his resignation from the party along with his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

Giadom struck barely hours after the APC National Working Committee (NWC) named Deputy National Chairman (South) and former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the interim national chairman.

The action followed the Court of Appeal’s upholding of the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

However, Giadom promptly rejected Ajimoi’s appointment. He said late last night via a statement signed by his Counsel, Chief Wole Afolabi: “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.”

APC National working committee disowns Giadom

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday disowned Hon. Victor Giadom as the Acting National Chairman of the Party.

Deputy National Chairman, South-South, Mr Hiliard Ettah, said this barely an hour after the Giadom’ acclaimed assumption of office as the national chairman of the party.

Hilliard said Him. Victor Giadom has no such locus to emerge Acting Chairman of the party because he has long resigned his membership of the National Working Committee to seek election as Deputy Governor of last year in Rivers State.

Acting APC Chairman, Giadom Cancels Edo Governorship Primary Screening

Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom on Wednesday nullified the screening for the Edo State governorship primary.

Mr. Giadom explained that he has taken over based on a previous court order empowering him to do so.

According to him, he has the backing of the members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).


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