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The deputy national secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress Party Mr Victor Giadom has taken over the Abuja party Secretariat.

Giadom explains that his taken over is based on a previous court order empowering him to do so and that he has the backing of the National Working Committee of the party.

Also, the new acting chairman has also cancelled the screening of the party candidates for the Edo governorship primary .

In a press release titled “COURT RECOGNIZES VICTOR GIADOM AS ACTING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC” sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer (TNL), Chief Oluwole Afolabi, a lawyer to Victor Giadom said “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.”

Afolabi said the announcement was made out of ignorance of a subsisting court order and insisted that his client is to act as the national chairman of the party due to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman.

“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.”

He concluded therefore that Security Agencies have been notified to enforce the order and threaten to take contempt action against anyone who recognizes different person as the Acting Chairman of APC

“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 would be facing contempt of court proceedings.”

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal  upheld the suspension of the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

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