The National Secretary of All Progressive Congress, Victor Giadom, has declared himself as the Acting National Chairman of the Party.
Earlier, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was appointed as the Acting National Chairman of the party but Mr. Giadom has ruled it out saying that the appointment was illegal and unconstitutional.
Giadom, who is from Rivers State, referred to a subsisting court order issued on the 16th of March 2020 by Justice S.U Bature in suit no FCT /HC/M/6447/2020 as the basis for his ascension to the office of the Acting Chairman of the APC.
He said that the order could not be effected at that time because of the temporary reprieve Adams Oshiomhole got from the court of appeal on the same day.
He added that having removed the temporary reprieve on Tuesday by the Court of Appeal and considering the fact the position cannot be left vacant, so he therefore inform members of the party that he has assumed office as Acting national chairman of our great party in compliance with the order of the court.
Victor Giadom, acting as the National Chairman, has ruled out the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting in the Edo State Governorship Primaries in 2020.
He thereby directed governorship aspirants of the party in Edo state to report to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja between today and tomorrow to come for a fresh screening exercise in line with the party constitution.
Giadom who claimed the decision was in tandem with the wishes of the members of the APC national working committee (NWC) declared that Mr Emmanuel Ibediro ceases to be the national organising secretary of the party in line with an Abuja court order FHC/ABJ/CS/733//2018.