APC Crisis: Court Upholds Giadom Seat

  • Giadom faction has lead siege the party’s secretariat and appointed key stakeholders.
  • A replacement for the party’s National Secretary is to be shuffled for.
  • Sentor Ajimobi camp had desoloved the panel report on Edo Elections.

The two factions of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday continued their battles for the control of the party.

The APC Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, who, on Wednesday, declared himself as the acting national chairman after the Court of Appeal suspended the substantive Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday obtained a court order affirming him as the acting chairman.

The High Court of Federal Capital Territory, which gave the latest order, also directed Giadom to preside over the party’s National Executive Committee meetings.

But the pro-Oshiomhole faction led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi began consultations with the APC stakeholders in the South-South with the aim of replacing Giadom as the deputy national secretary.

It also went ahead to inaugurate its primary and appeal committees for the Edo State governorship election.

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The leadership crisis in the ruling party began on Tuesday when the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the judgment of the FCT High Court, which suspended Oshiomhole as the national chairman.

On Tuesday night, the APC National Working Committee held an emergency meeting, where Ajimobi, who is receiving treatment for COVID-19 in a Lagos hospital, was appointed acting chairman.

But on Wednesday morning, Giadom, who cited an order given by the Abuja court in March, declared himself as the acting national chairman.

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