Chief Victor Giadom, the Deputy National Secretary0f All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised against the appointment of Abiola Ajimobi as the acting National Chairman of the party.
The Appeal Court, on Tuesday, which leads to the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the APC.
And now the battle for his temporary replacement seems to have begun after the National Working Committee, NWC, appointed the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the acting National Chairman.
However, Giadom. In his statement by his lawyer, Barr. Chief Wole Afolabi, insisted that the office is his to occupy and not for the past governor of Oyo state.
He further insisted that the Order of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court issued on March 16, 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 following the suspension of Oshiomole remains Valid.
He said the High court order, now rendered Ajimobi appointment null and void and of no effect.
He added in his statement, “Our attention has been drawn to a statement purportedly issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC to the effect that Senator Abiola Ajimobi 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 March 16, 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 anyone who attempts to parade himself/herself other than Chief Victor Giadom as the Acting Chairman of the APC will face contempt of court proceeding.”
Infoxclusive media reported that the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday affirmed the suspension of the National Chairman of the APC Oshiomole
The former Governor of Edo State was also suspended from begin a member of the ruling party.
The court equally upheld the Withdrawal of his right and privileges as the National Chairman of APC, including his Security details by Police and State Security Services.