Leadership crisis tears APC apart as two chairmen emerge

Victor Giadom


As the dust of the removal of Mr Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of APC is yet to settle, two chairmen have emerged in the party.

Former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi and Chief Victor Giadom are now helmsmen in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)

PerSecondNews reports that Victor Giadom has declared himself the acting National Chairman following the exit of Oshiomhole while the National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced Ajimobi as the acting National Chairman.

On June 16, a Court of Appeal in Abuja had affirmed the suspension of Oshiomhole as the National Chairman.Giadom, the party’s Deputy National Secretary, said he remains the authentic acting National Chairman following a ruling of FCT High Court.

Giadom insisted he remains the highest ranking official following the ruling of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, which upheld Oshiomhole’s suspension and declared all his actions since his suspension, null and void.



A statement by Mr Wole Afolabi, counsel to Giadom, in the suit filed at the FCT High Court, reads: “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 recognising 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”.


Written by Per Second News


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