The struggle for who will occupy the vacant seat left by the sacked and disgraced Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, is generating expected controversies.
Two groups are pushing for a National Deputy Chairmen and the Acting National Secretary to lead the ruling party.
Shortly after the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu announced the decision of the National Working Committee, NWC to appoint an ailing Senator Abiola Ajimobi as Acting National Chairman, Chief Wole Afolabi,
Counsel to Chief Victor Giadom has discountenanced the move, insisting the his client is the legally recognized national chairman.
In a press release made available to Midwest Herald, Afolabi revealed that the security agencies have been requested to preserve the order of the court which earlier sacked Oshiomhole and directed Giadom to be recognised as APC national chairman.
“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.” The release stated.